- Posted: Feb 10, 2012
Read these tips to help save money, whether you need it to pay other bills or take a little trip with your family.
- Shorten Dryer Vents - Runs More Efficiently
- Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions - Learn How Here
- Buy Things During the Off-season - Like Grills, Lawnmowers, Snow-blowers, Firewood
- Install Ceiling Fans - Change the Air-flow Direction During the Winter and then Back During the Summer (Ah, so that's what the little black switch on the fan is for.)
More tips are available here.
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- Posted: Jan 9, 2012
Vacuuming your home may be releasing more dust, dander, and bacteria than it's removing.
A study done by researchers in Australia, shows that some vacuums will actually pull the particles in your carpet out and then release them into the air, rather than capturing most of them in the vacuum. The study was done with several vacuums that ranged in brand and age. The vacuums that released the most dust and bacteria back into the air were the older vacuums and the cheaper models.
However, all the vacuums released some dust/bacteria particles back into the air; it's just that the newer ones did better at limiting the amount that was released.
This doesn't mean it's time to stop vacuuming. If you're happy with your carpet, vacuuming several times a week is one of the best things you can do to reduce air borne particles and improve indoor air quality. There are other things you can do as well. This includes cleaning under and behind furniture, washing throw rugs in hot water, and if your allergies are severe, replacing the carpet with wood floors. As a note on hardwood floors, this doesn't mean there will be less dust in the room, it will just be easier to remove the dust (by regularly sweeping and mopping).
So, if you have an older or cheaper vacuum, it may be time to upgrade to improve your allergies and indoor air quality. What you buy can be a personal preference, but according to the study, vacuums without a HEPA filter performed almost as well as ones with a HEPA filter.
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- Posted: Dec 16, 2011
We found a short article on how to stay debt-free during Christmas.
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- Posted: Nov 16, 2011
Get some great tips on what shovels to buy for shoveling snow and how to properly apply salt or sand to those icy patches.
See the tips here!
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- Posted: Oct 24, 2011
It's getting colder and that means winter's coming. We found a few good tips on getting ready for the cold on DeseretNews.com. See the article.
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- Posted: Oct 18, 2011
As much as we would like to make our kids wear glow-in-the-dark, bright fluorescent green, full body costumes with hats that have a big sign saying "Watch out, kid going crazy for candy!", we thought we could share some practical tips for keeping your kids safe on Halloween.
Avoid wearing costumes that have a mask. Try using face-paints instead. If your kids insist on wearing a mask, try to find one that they can easily see out of, especially from left to right.
Convince your children to either carry a flashlight, glow-stick, or bright colored bags for collecting candy.
It's best to stay in groups. It's more fun and safer.
Make sure to look through all the candy before letting them eat some of it. As parents you can designate yourselves as the "official taste-testers."
As a side note, if you leave your home, always blow out candles. It's all too easy to be gone a little longer than you anticipated.
With some planning and a few helpful tips you and your children will have a great time, score some great candy, and be safe. Please share this with your friends so they can have a great Halloween, too!
Original article: http://southeast.patch.com/articles/sheriff-releases-tips-for-a-safe-halloween
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