Winter is here:
Now that the winter season has truly begun, here are a few tips to help you save on your heating bills and keep you warm.
Check you home for drafts in the following places:
- Around window frames
- Wall sockets
- Wall light switches
- Door frames and at bottom of doors
To keep out drafts and keep your home heated you can check into ways to insulate these areas. Home Depot and Lowes sell insulation that is just for wall sockets and baseboards and windows. They are very easy to install yourself and it helps a great deal with keeping “in” the heat of your home. For your doors, you can put down door warmers that just lay across the opening of the door.
Stay Warm and enjoy the Holidays.
Turkeys are part of the poultry family, be careful how you handle your leftover turkey.
We all know turkeys are cooked in very large pans that don’t always fit in the refrigerator. After the meal, and the cook or cooks are beat, someone has to clean the kitchen. Be careful not to leave the turkey out over night or the dressing in it. Use gallon size freezer bags and break the meal and store in refrigerator. This allows you to put everything in the refrigerator and saves on space as well. Below is some information pertaining what can happen if leaving the turkey out all night and still eating it for days to come.
The Holidays are upon us and there is a lot of excitement. Everyone’s cooking and decorating and getting everything ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are a few pointers to help you have a safe and happy holiday season.
- Don’t overload your wall sockets. If you have too much plugged into one socket you can cause a wall fire, breaker may continue to trip, someone can get injured touching a cord to unplug it. When a wall plug is too full, it over heats and can burn the wires of what is plugged into the socket. Use surge protectors, they allow you to plug up to 6 or 8 things at one time and when not in use you can shut off everything by shutting off the surge protector.
- Check your kitchen and bathrooms for GFCI plugs. These plugs automatically shut off when the wiring gets hot. This is something everyone should have and you can probably receive a discount on your home insurance having them.
- Keep all appliance cords in the sockets near them. Don’t put your refrigerator and freezer cords on an extension cord to plug in from the garage, etc. The extension cord may not be heavy enough to carry the current from those appliances to the wall socket.
- Don’t staple or nail Christmas lights up. You may accidentally fray the cord the lights are on and may shock yourself. Tape them with heavy packing clear tape or use double stick squares to hang lights.
BE SAFE AND HAVE A PLEASANT HOLIDAY SEASON!
Break rooms hold many, many, many germs. Be sure when cleaning the break rooms everything is wiped down. Things that hold cold and flu germs:
- Microwave handles and buttons
- Refrigerator handles
- Light switches
- Door handles
- Coffee pot handle
- Cabinet and Drawer handles
Be mindful when cleaning the break room, use a two step clean. (wipe surfaces off, this removes the buffet germs are eating off. Then clean the table with a disinfectant to get rid of the germs). This doesn’t eliminate the germs totally, but it at least makes the break room a little safer and enjoyable to eat in.