Heloise's Tips on Laundry & Dorm-Living

Heloise's Tips on Laundry & Dorm-Living

Rachael Grad
Aug 6, 2009

Known for her "hints," Heloise has been writing lifestyle tips since 1977, when her mother (also named Heloise) passed away and she took over the family advice-giving business. Today The Washington Post features Heloise's hints for college-bound freshmen and shows her visiting her alma mater, Texas State University at San Marcos, and sharing her wise tips with current students. More info and links below the jump...

Heloise's tips include cleaning a shared microwave by heating a large bowl of water with slices of lemon or orange for a minute or two. She also suggests using black nail polish to cover iPhone scratches.
Get more tips from Heloise on her website. Also see The Washington Post feature articles:
Heloise on Laundry And More in Dorms
The University of Heloise; The Household-Hints Maven Helps a New Generation Navigate Dorm Life
• the video Hints From Heloise: Surviving College

(Images: freeze frames from a video by Jura Koncius)

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