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Thompson: This should help keep toes free of scuffs
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Do you know someone who wears work boots? If so, you need to share this great product with them. It's called Boot Savers, and it fits over the toes of any pair of work boots. They protect the toes from getting scuffed and can also cover-up any existing scuffs. They come in three colors: black, brown and tan. You can find them at and they cost $10.

When traveling, it's a good idea to keep either your credit card or debit card separate from your wallet or purse. Why? If your purse or wallet gets stolen, you'll still have access to money.

Do you forget to take medications or do certain tasks during the day? If so, a vibrating alarm watch might be the answer. Simply set the reminder alarm and the watch will vibrate at the designated time. The Web site has a great collection that you can check out. Wearing a vibrating alarm watch to bed is also a great idea if you have to wear earplugs to sleep at night and can't hear an alarm clock.

Tim Thompson lives in Gainesville. E-mail Tim your ideas for tips, tools or tricks.

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