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Cleaning Matters Nov/Dec 2013

 
  November/December 2013
 
 
Cleaning Matters
 
 
awards icon MEASURING UP, WASHING UP. Every year, we honor Extension Professionals who teach families and communities important life skills that link cleanliness and health. Read about the winning campaigns from Kansas and Kentucky focusing on the proper use of laundry detergent and promoting handwashing to preschoolers.
icon laundry ACCIDENTS INEVITABLY OCCUR IN THE HOME – even while doing routine tasks like laundry. Every parent or caregiver with young children needs to watch this eye-opening video with child safety expert Kimberlee Mitchell to learn about the proper storage, usage and handling of single-load liquid laundry packets. Education and awareness is KEY to avoiding unintended ingestion and eye exposure. Watch and learn at KeyPledge.com.
btn handwashing THE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING to apply for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP national awards recognition! Talk to your kids’ teachers about submitting their handwashing projects, activities or campaigns by December 1st. Not only could their school get national recognition, they will improve the health of people everywhere.
btn dishes HELPFUL HOLIDAY ADVICE! Fireplaces crackling, wine glasses tinkling, guests chuckling … don’t miss out on the sounds of the holidays because you’re stuck scrubbing the dishes in the kitchen. Here’s how you can enjoy entertaining your guests without facing an enormous clean up job at the end of the night.
icon surfaces WAX ON? WAX OFF! ‘Tis the season for menorahs, kinaras and festive party décor involving candles. Which means ‘tis the season for candle wax drippings on granite, marble and wood countertops and tables. Don’t worry! You can keep the flames aglow with these handy clean-up tips.
btn ask nancy IN THE FRENZY OF PREPARING FOR THE HOLIDAYS, HOW CAN I MAKE MY HOME PRESENTABLE FOR ALL THE SPONTANEOUS VISITORS THAT SEEM TO POP IN AND OUT DURING THIS TIME?

 

 
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