Q: I prefer to use laundry detergent without any fragrance and really like the powdered one that’s made by J.R. Watkins. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find. If you could find it for me, I would be interested in purchasing more than one. Thanks. W. Frank, email
A: J.R. Watkins naturals powdered laundry detergent comes as a fragrance-free, low-sudsing, concentrated formula recommended for sensitive skin. Simply order it from a Home Depot store near you, and it ships free to the store for easy pick up. A 5-pound box costs $9.08.
Q: I am looking for a place that buys foreign coins. I worked all of my life at a hotel, and the guests would tip me in foreign coins. Thank you. Gloria Lindsey, Decatur
A: Gloria, I have just the place for you. You can take your coins to Silver Dollar, 11680 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, 678-264-8899. Ask for owner Joe Ellis, who’s an expert in coins, but anyone else at the store can help you as well. While Silver Dollar opened about four years ago, the Ellis family has been serving the Atlanta area for over 60 years combined. In 1969, Ellis’ father opened a coin store in Buckhead, later moving his operations north to Roswell, expanding his business to Cherokee Pawn and Coin, which enjoyed a stellar reputation for decades. You’ll be well taken care of at Silver Dollar.
Q: I have a beautiful faux leather chair that has started to crack and peel on the seat top and front cushion, which isn’t removable. I watched a YouTube video that used Leather Studio high-gloss finish paint to repair a sofa in much worse shape than my chair. It was amazing. I have looked all over for this product, or something comparable, to no avail. Help! Lisa Santangelo, Cumming
A: Lisa, I found Leather Studio high-gloss finish paint locally. It’s available for $4.49 at Michaels, 1200 Market Place Blvd., Cumming, 678-947-5820.
Q: Is there any place in the Atlanta area that sells Canfield Diet Chocolate Fudge soda? Kathie Klakis, email
A: The artificially sweetened and flavored soda was introduced in 1972 by chocoholic, Alan B. Canfield, who was the senior vice president of A.J. Canfield Beverages. The chocolate soda didn’t really become popular until journalist Bob Greene wrote about it, saying “a sip of the stuff is like biting into a hot fudge sundae.” Canfield Diet Chocolate Fudge soda is available at Publix, 2969 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, 404-638-6022. A six-pack sells for $3.29. You’ll find it with the kosher foods in the international foods aisle.
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