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Energy-Saving Gifts
The last time I was on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the producer asked me if there was anything new or different about weather stripping that I could talk about. My answer was, "Um, no." Weather stripping is not a sexy gift—unless you happen to consider saving money and keeping out the cold sexy, which I do.

Mortite rope caulk is rolled putty that can be pressed around the edges of your windows to reduce drafts and seal out any critters you don't want joining you for the holidays. It is so easy (and fun) to use and gives you the instant gratification of sealing air leaks. I am not usually one to hawk products, but allow me to get specific: The hardware private label brand was thin, crumbly and assured to leave me with a big mess. Mortite is kind of gooey and lifts off easily. Look for that brand in your local hardware store.

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