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Road trip tips for spring drivers
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Monday, 08 April 2013 09:49

Spring is a season of rebirth for many people, who welcome the warm weather with open arms, especially those who just endured a harsh winter. Spending time outdoors when the weather warms up is a popular pastime for many people each spring.

Road trips taken by college kids or high schoolers hitting the road for spring break or professionals and parents packing up the car for a weekend getaway have become synonymous with spring. A road trip is a great way to get outdoors and make the most of a warm day, but there are a few tricks of the trade drivers can employ to ensure their road trips are as enjoyable as possible.

 
Quick fall touch-ups for your home
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:32

(StatePoint)  With the changing seasons, there are many things you can do to keep your home running smoothly and prepare for cooler months.

It takes only a weekend to get your house ready for the coming months and a few tips can keep things well-maintained:            

Stay Warm and Bright
Before the weather turns, check windows and doors to make sure they seal properly. If not, re-caulk any openings and install weather-stripping. Doing so will save money on heating and costly future repairs.

During the winter months we get less daylight and keep lights on more often. To compensate, install energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs, which come in a variety of colors ranging from warmer tones that are like incandescent bulbs to cool blue "daylight" colors. They also last up to ten times longer than regular bulbs.


Deodorize Your Home
Baking soda goes a long way in removing odors from kitchen appliances. Place two or three tablespoons in the bottom of your dishwasher and let it sit overnight. When you next run it, odors wash away. Or you can invest in a self-cleaning dishwasher, which will save you time all year round.

 
Music to get organized by
Written by Special To The Press   
Monday, 13 April 2009 10:37

(NAPSI)-For many people, listening to music is an important part of householdorganizedl chores. Not only do favorite tunes help lift the spirits and lighten the load, but moving and grooving while you dust, mop and organize can help burn a few extra calories.

Start with what you normally listen to, though up-tempo numbers generally work better.

Still not sure what to put on the stereo or MP3 player? Here are a few choice tracks to help rock the house while you tidy up:

 
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