Dear Heloise: How do I treat or clean shoes that have a bad odor in them due to wearing them without socks or nylons? -- Ingrid, Via E-mail
Smelly shoes can be quite embarrassing, especially if you have to take them off in public!
Baking soda will help absorb that odor, and all you need to do is repeat the following process as often as the shoes become smelly:
Put about a teaspoon of baking soda into the shoes and swirl it around the entire inside lining.
On the subject of smelly things, if your dishwasher needs a little deodorizing, sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher between uses. -- Heloise
Dear Heloise: When my grandson was born, a friend of mine made me a grandma's basket.
It contained a pacifier, bottle, burping cloth, receiving blanket, teddy bear, powder and wipes. It was a perfect gift. -- Frances Pape, Stafford, Va.
Dear Heloise: As the weather cools and nights get colder, I thought your readers might be interested in a hint I've done for many years.
If I take my arms out from under the covers during the night, I end up with arthritic pain from the cold night air. To take care of this, I decided to cut the foot area off some long socks and slip the remaining portion over my arms at night. The elastic end keeps them nice and snug and keeps my arms warm during the night. -- Dorothy Lynch, Fillmore, Calif.
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