As we head into the busy holiday season, it is easy to let certain home maintenance task fall by the wayside. But, that can be a costly mistake for your heating bills and allergies! Half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So, making smart decisions about your home’s heating,… Continue reading Energy Use and Clean Air!
When you open your closet doors do you have to duck from sweaters falling off overstuffed shelves? Is it hard to find two shoes that match? Has that matching scarf disappeared? It’s that time of year where the transition between warm and cool season clothing is getting our closets out of control! Clutter is one… Continue reading Free Yourself From Closet Clutter
October is National Fire Safety month and schools across our area will welcome local Fire Departments and provide lessons on what to do if your house is on fire or you are around fire. However, Fire Safety Plans should be reviewed by every family each year weather there are children in the home or not! … Continue reading Fire Plans – Not just a Kid Thing!
With a little bit of pre-planning and simple home repairs you can get your house ready for cooler temperatures with little cost or time. Here are some simple tips and things to investigate to save you cold feet and/or a high electric bill! Furnace/Heater Care Stock up on filters and change them monthly. Remove any… Continue reading Start Winterizing Your House
Cleaning Out? What to do with all the paint, chemical and items you don’t want anymore? Whether you live in the country or town each of us find ourselves in this situation. We clean out the garage or out building only to find a bunch of stuff that shouldn’t be thrown in the trash, but… Continue reading Cleaning Out Household Chemicals
Over the past eight years, the Partnership for Food Safety Education has debunked commonly-held food safety myths. To celebrate National Food Safety Month here are some of the most popular of these myths and the facts that disprove them. Take a look! Cross contamination doesn’t happen in the refrigerator — it is too cold in there… Continue reading National Food Safety Month
With students returning to OBU and St. Gregory’s University for the new school year, now is a good time to think about ways they can stay fire safe whether they live on or off campus. “Just like any other type of residence or structure, dorms and other types of college housing can and do catch… Continue reading Fire Safety For College Students