Category: Home Management

Hidden Household Hazards

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30,000 people die each year in the United States due to unintentional injury within the home environment. An… Read More

Back to School Survival Tips

back to school

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The new school year begins in Wakulla County on August 10, and back to school fever is in full swing. It is an exciting and often anxious… Read More

10 Life Hacks to Make Life Simple

organizing your life

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences We are always looking for ways to make our everyday lives easier, even when it comes to the little things. That is where “life hacks” come in…. Read More

Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Make%20saving%20a%20habit.m4a According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low… Read More

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud,… Read More

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

Keeping Important Papers and Documents

How to store your important documents.

Keeping Important Papers by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County In 2005, I applied for a United States passport. As part of the application process, I had to provide an original copy of my birth certificate. Luckily, I… Read More

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses and small farmers,… Read More

Show Those Leftovers Some Love

Leftovers

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” This has many meanings, but one of the most obvious is making food last longer. Last month… Read More

Meal Kits Offer a Convenient Way to Cook Fresh at Home

by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County As a single person, I often find it challenging to cook fresh and interesting meals for myself. Sometimes I work long days, and after my nearly hour-long commute home, the last… Read More