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How to Know You Are Using the Right Amount of Laundry Detergent Apr. 18, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

As you know, and only because I do mention it from time to time, I get a lot of emails. If I were to... Read More

Who Let the Dogs In? Sep. 02, 2017

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: After 30 years of living with my wife and her dogs, we divorced 10 years ago. We never a... Read More

Make Your Own Copper Cleaner, Aluminum Cleaner and Dishwasher Detergent Oct. 10, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: The copper post tops on my deck are becoming tarnished. Do you know of a natural (cheap) ... Read More

Wash Clothes Inside Out and Other Laundry Tips and Tricks Jul. 14, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

I love to do laundry. I'm crazy that way. I also enjoy discovering ways to do it more efficiently, a... Read More

Triple Punch for Laundry Stains Plus DIY Coffee Creamer Nov. 11, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I read in a recent column that I could use Cascade automatic dishwasher powder in my wash... Read More

The Latest Dish on the Hygiene Hypothesis Mar. 13, 2015

C Force

Before the adoption of the mechanical dishwasher by the general public in the 1950s, "doing the dish... Read More

It's Nice to Meet You Jul. 11, 2014

The Usual Eccentric

There is nothing I find more unpleasant than shaking a person's hand. There can be a lot of psycholo... Read More

Andy Capp

Jun. 12, 2014

Andy Capp

May. 14, 2014

I Destroyed My Perfect Jeans Apr. 01, 2014

Alison Rosen

I recently suffered a loss that I'm trying and struggling to come to terms with. It's the kind of th... Read More