If your children want to help you decorate the Christmas cookies, but you don’t want a big mess of sticky kitchen knives and spons all over th…
This time of year, most of us are trying to save up a bit of money for the Christmas season that is fast approaching. A reader from Oregon sen…
Inspired by practical advice she got when she first got married, Paula Vogelgesang created PennyWise, the eight-page tabloid-size newspaper Vo…
Winter hasn’t hit here yet, but I know that it’s just around the corner and I’m trying to get ready for the cold.
Fall is a time many of us give up on grilling season, but that grill needs a good cleaning before you store it away. Pennywise has tips for you:
Fall is the time when most of the spent plant material is available for use, so that’s when I make my own compost pile. Paula from Pennywise h…
For those struggling with hard water:
For those of us with a penchant for losing stuff in the cleaning closet:
As we remain in the heart of summer and mosquito season, a reader from South Dakota has a handy trick:
Here are some quick tips for common problems:
"These albums will be very special to all who relieve them and just maybe if someone reads this, it might give them the inspiration to make up…
A quick tip for those planting new gardens:
Now that we are (hopefully) out of snow season, a reader from Montana suggested something for the next snow and mud season – recycle.
Between the old play pens, furnaces, and sinks on the farm, Paula and her readers have some helpful tips to get the most out of your home.
For those with houseplants, this tip from a Nebraska reader may save the day:
For those with a newly acquired older home, read this blurb from a Minnesota reader before replacing the old sinks:
Should another cold snap hit the area, here’s a suggestion:
As January comes to a close, readers across the Midwest have shared helpful hints for tips and tricks in the snow. Here is one from Iowa:
As snow is commonplace this time of year, a reader from Wyoming had a nifty suggestion to those struggling to shovel after a big storm.
As it turns out, cat litter isn’t just for the cats. A reader from Montana shared a few tricks for using cat litter for other odor absorbing tricks: