You mop, sweep, vacuum and dust, but no matter what, your home may still be a safe harbor for contaminants. Contaminants easily find their way into a house via your shoes and bare feet, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist. “Studies also show that much of what you find… Continue reading Wipe Your Feet!
Make to-do lists for everyone! Write out simple checklists for every member of the family with the top five tasks that need to be completed during his or her morning routine. Hang it in the bathroom. Organize your Entryway Create an area in your entryway (nearest the door you use most often) for everyday life… Continue reading Busy Families Go Back to School
August is the second-biggest sales month for clothing retailers. Some back to school clothing sales already began in early July! Are you prepared to run the school clothes gauntlet? An informed shopper is a savvy shopper, so prepare before you shop. Take an afternoon and assess each child’s clothing needs, or your own if doing… Continue reading The Clothes Closet Nightmare!
Broken A/C The last thing you need during your commute is your A/C blowing hot air. Even with the windows rolled down, the temperature inside your car can quickly rise to potentially dangerous levels on a hot day, especially if you’re stuck in traffic. When the temperature outside climbs your A/C has to work overtime,… Continue reading Summertime Car Care from Firestone
Weather you get your produce from your own back yard or from the local Farmers Market, freezing can be a great way for you to enjoy high quality produce all year round. But remember, for high quality frozen foods; start with high quality fresh food. Freezing will retain quality, but cannot improve it. That is… Continue reading Freezing Garden Produce
With many messages in popular media about children and sunscreen, I thought this might help people understand the pros and cons about choosing a product. Remember – when you see a claim it is important to research where the information is coming from. Are they trying to promote a specific product, who is funding the… Continue reading Sun Screen and Bug Sprays
If you are sitting around this morning surveying the mess left by your 4th of July celebrations of last night, or you are planning for (and not looking forward to) the cleanup of the party you have planned for this weekend – here are a few tips to consider. Throwing a party can be, and… Continue reading Party Clean Up Tips