# Clever Tricks with Coins

Is it time to replace the tires on your car? Insert a penny into the tread. If you can’t cover the top of Honest Abe’s head inside the tread, it’s time to head for the tire store. Check tires regularly and you will avoid the danger and inconvenience of a flat tire on a busy road.

Give carpet a lift
When you move a chair, sofa, table, or bed, you will notice the deep indentations in your carpet made by the legs. To fluff it up again, simply hold a coin on its edge and scrape it against the flattened pile. If it still doesn’t pop back up, hold a steam iron a couple of inches (5 centimeters) above the affected spot. When the area is damp, try fluffing again with the coin.

Keep cut flowers fresh
Your posies and other cut flowers will stay fresh longer if you add a copper penny and a cube of sugar to the vase water.

Instant measure
If you need to measure something but you don’t have a ruler, just reach into your pocket and pull out a quarter. It measures exactly 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) in diameter. Just line up quarters to measure the length of a small object.

Hang doors perfectly
Next time you hang an entry door, nickel-and-dime it to ensure proper clearance between the outside of the door and the inside of the frame. When the door is closed, the gap at the top should be the thickness of a nickel, and the gap at the sides should be that of a dime. If you do it right, you will keep the door from binding and it won’t let in drafts.

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