My parents recently visited for the first time since I moved up here. It was really nice to show them my new place. I was also reminded of how much I can still learn from my mother - from how to remove mineral deposits from a neighbor's would-be-trash cast aluminum bundt pan, to how to handle difficult people with grace and maintain an appropriate perspective on life at all times.
Here's a little tip from her that has probably saved me a few bucks over the years. When you have a tube of lotion or soap that you have squeezed the life out of....
Just cut it in half and you will find several more helpings. Then pop the end back on to keep it from drying out.