In this Issue:
  • Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners
  • Renting Or Owning
  • Same program, new label!
  • Spring Clean Your Way to a Safer Home!
  • Clean Out Your Fridge for the Holidays
  • Spring into Cleaning
  • Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room
  • Cool Off Your Heating Bill
  • Sprucing Up Your Home This Fall? Know Thy Paint!
  • ALERT: Change in FHA Mortgage Insurance Program
  • Housing

    Clean It Up with Homemade Cleaners

    Spring has sprung and this is the perfect time to clean and freshen your house.  But you don’t have to spend a lot of money on cleaning products when you can whip up your own with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients.

    The basic ingredient list includes:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/04/05/clean-it-up-with-homemade-cleaners/

    Renting Or Owning

    Home ownership means different things to different individuals.

    • “We feel that owning our own house is a sign of wealth.”
    • “We would purchase a house so our kids would be in the right school zone.”
    • “It was property we could sell once the children had moved out. We could down size and sell …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/30/renting-or-owning/

    Same program, new label!

    On March 4, 2015 the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) unveiled a new Safer Choice label/logo, which makes it easier to find household cleaners and other home products that are safer, more environmentally friendly—and still get the job done!

    Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/03/24/same-program-new-label/

    Spring Clean Your Way to a Safer Home!

     

    Spring cleaning of one’s home is a tradition dating back centuries that is tied to the vernal equinox – the first day of spring.   At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. In many cultures this longer, lighter, warmer day is often a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/03/24/spring-clean-your-way-to-a-safer-home/

    Clean Out Your Fridge for the Holidays

    Do you have food containers growing green fuzzies in the back of your refrigerator? It’s easy for leftovers and other food items to overstay their welcome in the fridge, creating a food safety hazard as well as unnecessary clutter. With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season just around the corner, now is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/11/21/clean-out-your-fridge-for-the-holidays/

    Spring into Cleaning

    Spring is officially upon us.  There are few rites of Spring more familiar than the annual Spring Cleaning.  It is easier and healthier to live in a clean, well-organized home.  Spring Cleaning doesn’t have to be synonymous with drudgery, though.

    The key to cleaning is being organized and familiar with the uses of different cleaning …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/04/14/spring-into-cleaning/

    Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room

    Are you familiar with the new single-load liquid laundry packets?  They are a convenient new laundry product which contains highly concentrated detergent in single pouches.  However, if not stored properly, the packets can pose a danger to curious young children leading to injury from ingestion or exposure to the eyes.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/04/14/be-clean-and-safe-in-the-laundry-room/

    Cool Off Your Heating Bill

     

    Winter definitely is here!  Thankfully, we are not shoveling snow here in the Panhandle like our neighbors to the north, but our electric bills most likely have risen as the mercury has dropped.  To save money on your winter heating bill, follow these tips:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2014/01/27/cool-off-your-heating-bill/

    Sprucing Up Your Home This Fall? Know Thy Paint!

    So now the weather is cooling off and you’ve been thinking about doing something to give your home a much-needed facelift. Perhaps now you’re thinking you want to add some seasonal touches. The easiest way to spruce up a home is with a coat of paint. Painting will give the home an updated, refreshed look …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/09/30/sprucing-up-your-home-this-fall-know-thy-paint/

    ALERT: Change in FHA Mortgage Insurance Program

    If you are shopping for a mortgage, be aware of changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) mortgage insurance program.  Most lenders typically charge a mortgage insurance premium (MIP) if the borrower puts down less than 20 percent of the appraised value or sale price on a home.  Mortgage insurance …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/06/07/alert-change-in-fha-mortgage-insurance-program/

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