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NO-BURN SCENTED CANDLE

Dear Mary: This is a way to enjoy wonderful candle scents without burning a candle. Just set a glass jar-type candle on your range top next to the oven vent. The heat melts the candle and sends the wonderful scent all through the house, and the candle never burns away. I have had the same cinnamon candle for almost three years now, and it still smells as great as it did the day I brought it home. -- LeAnn

NO-MESS DEVILED EGGS

Dear Mary: When I make deviled eggs, I place the cooked egg yolks into a large zip-type bag, along with the rest of the filling ingredients. I then knead the mixture with my hands to combine (the kids love doing that part because it feels funny). I carefully snip the bottom corner off the bag and pipe the filling into the egg whites. Toss the bag and cleanup is complete. -- Donna

BUTTON READY

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Dear Mary: When I buy a garment that has extra buttons attached in a little bag, I sew them to an inside seam allowance of the garment. Then they are always with the garment, and there's no hunting for them when you need to replace a lost button. -- Virginia

GARAGE SALE PREP

Dear Mary: I have several boxes set up in the garage for our annual community garage sale. They are labeled: Toys, Clothes, Housewares and Misc. I keep a package of price stickers and a pen handy. Every time I put one thing into a sale box, I price it. Then on the sale day, I simply open the boxes and set things out for display. -- Leonora

Mary invites questions, comments and tips at EverydayCheapskate.com, "Ask Mary a Question," or c/o Everyday Cheapskate, 12340 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite B-416, Seal Beach, CA 90740. This column will answer questions of general interest, but letters cannot be answered individually. Mary Hunt is the founder of Debt-Proof Living, a personal finance member website and the author of the book Debt-Proof Living, Revell 2014. To find out more about Mary visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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