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Betty Fredriksen of Bay Shore, N.Y., shares her secret for keeping pins and needles sharp.
Betty Fredriksen of Bay Shore, N.Y., shares her secret for keeping pins and needles sharp. / A&Me / Getty Images
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Betty Fredriksen of Bay Shore, N.Y., shares a vintage idea for how to keep pins and needles sharp:

“Years ago when I was in the hospital having my first baby, I noticed the nurse kept a bar of soap on her belt. Since diapers in that day were pinned with safety pins, she kept the pins in a bar of soap,” Fredriksen says.

That made an impression: “To this day, I keep pins and needles in bar soap. They will always slip into any material.

This saves time and money, since you can always find them and not have to go out to get another pack.”

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