Around the house
* Shine bathroom fixtures in a hurry. Use fabric-softener sheets to polish faucets and mirrors.
* Revive stale bread or rolls. Spray lightly with cold water, wrap in aluminum foil, warm in a 375-degree oven about five minutes.
* Save energy. Keep heat-producing appliances, lamp or television away from thermostat.
In the garden
* Spruce up house plants. Cut off dead leaves. Rid soil of withered, decaying foliage which can cause disease. Look for insect infestation. Monthly showers of tepid water will dislodge insects and give plants a boost of humidity.