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Tag: Family & Consumer Sciences

Cleaning Household Linens and Furnishings

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Beds:   Due to the complex construction of modern mattresses, renovation is usually not possible. It is best to buy a good used mattress or… Read More

Cleaning Household Utensils and Metals

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Cleaning, & sterilizing dishes and cooking utensils:  Before using any dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils that were in contact with flood water, wash… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   Check walls and foundations for damage. Much can be done to reverse the effects of high water and to restore even heavily water damaged buildings…. Read More

Salvaging Household Furniture

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Before starting to salvage damaged furniture, decide which pieces are worth restoring. Such decisions should be based on: Extent of damage, cost of the article, sentimental value, and cost of restoration. Consider… Read More

Eliminating Odors from Your Refrigerator

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent After your power has been restored, you will need to clean and deodorize your refrigerator. Here are some helpful tips on how to do this. Remove all drawers,… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovations – Walls

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Walls must dry from the inside out. The interior framing of walls should be allowed to dry thoroughly. Sometimes this process takes weeks or even months…. Read More

How Families and Neighbors Can Help One Another Cope

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Disasters bring with them an incredible range of emotions, from disbelief and anger to a euphoric spirit of teamwork. Temporary homelessness, damaged personal items, lost crops… Read More

Cross-Contamination of Food

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent   I taught a program on dehydrating meat into beef jerky one morning this week at a summer day camp. I was surprised how many youth… Read More

Family Nutrition In Action

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Quench Your Thirst This Summer Is it hot outside? The heat may cause you to dehydrate before you even think to get a drink. You… Read More