Dear Heloise: A while back, I read a hint in your newspaper column regarding recycling electric blankets after they quit working. I didn't clip out the hint because my electric blanket was still providing heat at the time. Could you please reprint that hint? I am now a widow and cannot afford to waste a perfectly good blanket. -- Sheila Burgan, Phoenix
I'd be happy to give you the opportunity to turn your nonworking electric blanket into a nice lightweight one.
First, locate the ends of the wires at the top and the bottom of the blanket. Make a small cut at each location and pull the wires out. If the thermostat doesn't come out with the wires, it might be necessary to make another small cut to remove it as well.
After the wires and thermostat have been removed, restitch the blanket. And that's all there is to it! -- Heloise
Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 210-HELOISE or e-mail it to Heloise(at)Heloise.com. I can't answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column
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