Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

Cleaning Flood-Damaged Carpets and Rugs

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent When to Discard, Clean, or Call a Professional When faced with flood-damaged carpeting and rugs, your options will depend on the source of flooding. If floodwater consisted of clean basement seepage… Read More

Replacing Lost or Damaged Doucments

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Birth Certificates Florida Birth Certificates 1. The process for applying for a birth certificate can be found at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) website. Access online… Read More

Helping Children After a Disaster

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   A disaster can make a child afraid, more afraid than you. A child can mix up real fear and make-believe fear. This is okay  .How can a… 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 and sterilize them. Any… Read More

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 a new mattress. If a… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat any food that… 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 each piece individually…. 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, racks and shelves… Read More

Women’s Financial Management Series

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/ Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Women’s Financial Management Series Consider hosting this event at your church, social group, or let me know if you would like to be… Read More

Green Tomatoes: Nutrition, Selection, Storage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Did you know… Green tomatoes have most of the same health benefits as red tomatoes, with almost the same  of beta-carotene. Fried green tomatoes are a Southern… Read More