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Proper Cleaning Reduces Corrosion on Spreaders

Proper Cleaning Reduces Corrosion on Spreaders
News from Green Industry Pros:

The biggest challenge in maintaining motorized spreader sprayers is corrosion caused by fertilizer dust that sticks to every exposed part of the machine.

Fertilizer absorbs moisture from the air and becomes an acidic and electrically conductive coating that attacks metal and electrical components. Particularly at risk are bearings, control linkages, electrical starting and charging systems, and key aluminum driveline components. Stainless steel, certain plastics and rubbers are generally not corroded.

Paint and electro-plating are used to protect some components. However, once the slightest bit of base metal is exposed, corrosion begins and, if allowed to continue in the absence of proper cleaning and maintenance, progresses until failure occurs. To make matters worse, corrosion damage is not generally covered by the engine and transmission manufacturer’s warranties. Diligent and daily cleaning will go a long way in extending the useful life expectancy of your Spreader Sprayer.

The following guidelines are provided by PermaGreen and may also apply to other spreader sprayers. However, always follow the maintenance and cleaning guidelines provided by your specific manufacturer.

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An LA Stylist’s Top Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet

An LA Stylist’s Top Tips for Cleaning Out Your Closet
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You’ve pledged to have a spectacular year in the sack, at the gym, and in LA’s great outdoors, so let’s circle back to your abode—particularly, your wardrobe. Whether you’ve still got some blinged-out tracksuits stashed in the back, you’re convinced that last year’s

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10 cleaning tips: what you’re doing wrong
News from The Canberra Times:

Missed a spot: 10 things you’re cleaning wrong. Photo: Getty Images

Your house is dirtier than you think.

Sure, you’ve removed any obvious signs of dirt and grime and the remnants of last night’s dinner have been disposed of, but unfortunately, the saying “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t apply to germs and bacteria.

A single cup of vinegar will kill off any bacteria that may be present in your wash load. 

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A 30-minute binge saves time, but the consequences could be bad for your health.

In fact, here are 10items you didn’t know you were cleaning wrong.

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1. Toilet

The toilet seat isn’t the dirtiest item in the bathroom – behind it is.

Even though great care and attention is taken to ke…………… continues on The Canberra Times

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The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home
If you’re old enough to remember Erma Bombeck’s irreverent look at life, you’ll love this book. It’s funny, entertaining and show…

Rural Ministry Meets Tioga Needs

Rural Ministry Meets Tioga Needs
News from ithaca.com:

The Spencer Van Etten Breakfast Club began 2015 by welcoming Sister Mary O’Brien of Tioga County Rural Ministry (TCRM) to its meeting at Mc Ann’s in Van Etten on January 8. Started by the Sisters of Mercy in 1978, TCRM is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor, sick, and elderly.

O’Brien said her own service with TCRM started after the 2011 flooding. After serving in educational and administrative positions, including a nine year stint in Ithaca, O’Brien said she wanted to work in direct service to the community. O’Brien noted that Rural Ministry is quietly active throughout Tioga County, and she is leading efforts to reach more of those in need in the rural communities of the county’s North.

“We’re building connections in the area to better serve the community,” O’Brien said. “We’re happy to be able to reach out in any way we can.”

O’Brien sent a volunteer to Spencer last October to sign up families for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets of food, as well as offering Christmas gifts of clothing to children. In one hour 61 kids were signed up from Spencer, O’Brien said. That’s just an example of the surprising need which exists in Tioga County, primarily among the elderly, disabled, and working poor, said O’Brien.

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Cleaning Tricks for Your New Year’s Resolutions, From Juicers to Gym Bags
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It’s January, which means everyone (or nearly everyone) is working on their New Year’s resolutions—getting fit, eating better, being more eco-conscious, getting organized, all that good stuff. These are great goals to have and I want to see you actually achieve them, so I’ve put together some cleaning tips to help you get and stay on track. Let’s meet back here in December and talk about how well you did over some eggnog, okay?

If Your Resolution Is to Get Fit

Keep your gear smelling fresh
Have you ever noticed that your workout clothes come out of the wash still smelling a little, um, ‘pit-y? That’s exceedingly common, and it doesn’t mean you’re especially stinky! To combat the lingering smell, add 1/2-1 cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle of the wash, and avoid using fabric softeners of any kind when laundering your gym duds. The softener leaves behind a coating that locks in smells (yuck!), but the vinegar will break that coating down, eliminate smells, and serve as a natural fabric softener too.

Avoid stinking sneakers
Picking up a workout regimen means that your sneakers will be putting in overtime, and they may develop a funk as a result. If that happens, get a pair of

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Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House
Home Comforts is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about hous…

Toxin Alert: Common Household Items to Avoid for Better Indoor Air Quality

Toxin Alert: Common Household Items to Avoid for Better Indoor Air Quality
News from One Green Planet:

Air pollution is a very real environmental concern. Although we often associate air pollution with what’s happening outside, the air inside of your home can very well be polluted too. Whereas outdoor air pollution is driven by burning fossil fuels and emissions from the animal agriculture industry, as well as other, indoor air pollution is largely due to the chemicals in the household products we use.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) are one of the most prevalent groups of chemicals used as ingredients in household products in homes today. These chemicals evaporate at room temperature and are emitted into the air as gases. Many chemicals that fall under this category pose a threat to human health.

Exposure to low levels of VOCs for short periods of time can lead to an increase in respiratory problems, nausea, dizzi…………… continues on One Green Planet

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“Smart home” devices took center stage at Consumer Electronics Show
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Cleaning House: A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of…


["Do your kids think that clean, folded clothes magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? Do you think it's your job to pave their road to success? As parents, so often we hover, race in to save, and do everything we can for our kids--unintentionally reinforcing their belief that the world revolves around them. \nWhen Kay Wyma realized that an attitude of entitlement had crept into her home, this mother of five got some attitude of her own. Cleaning House is her account of a year-long campaign to introduce her kids to basic life skills. From making beds to grocery shopping to refinishing a deck chair, the Wyma family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others. \nWith irresistible humor and refreshing insights, Kay candidly details the ups and downs of removing her own kids from the center of the universe. The changes that take place in her household will inspire you to launch your own campaign against youth entitlement. As Kay says, \"Here's to seeing what can happen when we tell our kids, 'I believe in you, and I'm going to prove it by putting you to work.'"]
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How often should you wash bath towels?

How often should you wash bath towels?
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Washing Machine Cleans Two DIFFERENT Loads at Once
News from WSAV-TV:

Twin system washing machine lets you wash whites and colors at the same time.

LG has launched its latest washing machine that cleans two DIFFERENT loads at once.  It’s an invention that could make your life easier, and it’s energy efficient too.  Two washers will help to save time and energy by cleaning double the amount of clothes simultaneously. 

Another bonus… you can control the temperature and length of cycles, and set them to start, while you are out of the house simply by using an app.  The system is Wi-Fi and NFC enabled.  There is also a Smart Diagnosis feature that helps users quickly identify issues and faults.

The latest LG model was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 

The twin washer is powered by the mini washer, which LG calls the ‘world’s first compact washer in a hide-away pedestal, generating a whole new set of washing options.’  So for example, you could wash your muddy clothes in one washer and delicates in another.

The mini washer also doesn’t have to be used every single time.  When not in use, it acts as the pedestal for the main washer. 

Another energy efficient feature includes the use of twin nozzles at the front of the washer.  This spra…………… continues on WSAV-TV

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Easy Cleaning Tips for Your Car Air Filter

Easy Cleaning Tips for Your Car Air Filter
News from The New Indian Express:

Your most precious possession – your car needs just fuel and air to survive and run efficiently. Provided these two factors are available to your car in the purest form. Any impurity that goes with these factors inside your car such as dust, dirt and grime, affects the car’s filtration system. This in turn would make your car run less efficiently and smoothly causing more problems to other related components. Not only you end up paying humongous bills over your car’s filtration system, but also continuous contamination will ruin the functioning of other critical parts as well. A simple yet imperative factor to keep in mind whenever you buy a new car is its timely maintenance and cleaning. This requires you to be aware of some simple tips by which you can handle these minute issues yourself instead of running to a garage every few months.

The duty of an air filter is to purify the air sucked in through air intakes into the car’s engine to be burnt with fuel to give the needed power to run. This air is often polluted with dirt and dust which in turn clogs the air filter. This makes the process of the air filter inefficient, thus making your car slower and causing improper heating in the chamber. For the car to breathe normally when at rest or in motion, it is required to keep the air filter clean at all times. With regular use, the filters might get dirty and clog…………… continues on The New Indian Express

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Speed-cleaning tips for quick pick-me ups

Speed-cleaning tips for quick pick-me ups
News from Chicago Daily Herald:

Over the holidays, most of us expected guests for lots of reasons. But sometimes we get unexpected guests.

This usually means you run around stuffing things here and there, and just generally hiding the debris that you often have lying around. Then, after your guests leave, you have to go play hide-and-seek with your stuff.

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Use these tips to tidy up in a hurry and still keep track of things.

• Laundry baskets can be used for other things besides laundry. Go around the room and fill an empty laundry basket with those books, papers, toys and other stuff you need to hide in a hurry. Then take them into the laundry room to wait until your guests have left. Then you can put them away properly or just throw them back onto the coffee table ag…………… continues on Chicago Daily Herald

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Friend or frenemy? Tips on cleaning house for the new year

Friend or frenemy? Tips on cleaning house for the new year
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Jill Squyres remembers the exact moment when a 30-year friendship died.

“I was growing tomatoes in the backyard and was really proud of them, because it’s hard to have a garden in the summer in San Antonio,” said Squyres, now based in Vail. “And I said, ‘Come out to garden and see my tomatoes!’ And my friend said, ‘No. Why would I want to look at your tomatoes?’ And her visit went downhill from there.”

Squyres had known this friend, who shall remain nameless, since they were both 17. But as a Ph.D. clinical psychologist with 27 years of experience, Squyres also knew her friend’s lack of interest in seeing her tomatoes was part of a larger problem: a fundamental lack of caring about what made Squyres happy.

Vail-based clinical psychologist Jill Squyers has found that when it comes to forming and maintaining strong friendships, certain traits appear to be universal. (Provided by Jill Squyers)

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The secret slobs guide to making your home look utterly immaculate by AGGIE … – Daily Mail

The secret slobs guide to making your home look utterly immaculate by AGGIE … – Daily Mail
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  • Lots of hard to reach areas or stains you just can’t seem to remove?
  • Take on Aggie’s advice for some easy ways to get a sparkling house
  • She’s covered everything from ironing bed linen to scrubbing the floor

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Garden Views: Growing your own fresh air
News from ABC Newspapers:

By Nancy Helms
Contributing Writer

It’s only December and I am already dreaming about throwing open my kitchen window and letting in some fresh air. I want the breeze to blow all my papers off my desk. Unfortunately, it’s going to be quite some time before that happens. With winter just beginning and temperatures dropping, it’s a challenge to maintain healthy indoor air but houseplants can actually help.

Volatile Organic Compounds can build up inside our homes. We are often unaware of the gases given off by things we live with every day. Formaldehyde is gassed off from carpeting, furniture, lacquers, varnish, car exhaust and even sheet rock. Benzene is given off from glue, paint, plastics and detergent.

House plants can filter the air and absorb common VOCs. In the late 1980s NASA studied houseplants as way to purify the air in space stations. Lucky for us, plants can also clean the air in our homes. You may already have some of these houseplants, but if you are toying with the idea of purchasing a new houseplant, you may want to consider a plant that will filter your air and produce oxygen.

Aloe can improve indoor air quality by helping to clear the air of formaldehyde, chemical based household cleaners and paint. The gel inside the leaves also is good for cuts and burns. It’s a g…………… continues on ABC Newspapers

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Union Mission in Latrobe extends holiday spirit of giving through year

Union Mission in Latrobe extends holiday spirit of giving through year
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What started as an act of Christmas giving to the Union Mission in Latrobe now stretches throughout the year for a group of families in the area.

Sherry Bialas of Bradenville in Derry Township said the food and clothing donated Dec. 23 were worth about $ 2,000, but the giving began as a way to teach the teenagers of the families about giving.

“As the kids got older, I think it was important for them to learn that they’re lucky to have what they have and there are people who aren’t as lucky as they are,” she said.

Bialas has been participating for about three years with her 17-year-old daughter Armenda and 20-year-old son T.J.

T.J. Bialas said that when his family started participating, he knew it was a good thing to do, but he now understands the purpose even more.

“Christmas is meant to be for giving, but (some) people don’t understand that people who are in need need things all year,” he said.

The Union Mission is a nonprofit temporary shelter with 14 beds that provide support for up to four months for men referred to them from local agencies like the American Red Cross, totaling about 200 men per year.

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Real-Time With Randi Zuckerberg
News from MediaPost Communications:

LAS VEGAS — While walking the CES floor here Tuesday, we stopped by the Whirlpool booth to chat with Zuckerberg Media CEO Randi Zuckerberg, who has been consulting and serving as a spokesperson for the development of a potentially disruptive new technology developed jointly by Whirlpool and Procter & Gamble: an in-home, on-demand dry-cleaning system called Swash. Zuckerberg, a former Facebook executive and older sister to Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, touched on how rapid advances in technology are changing the way consumers live — creating new benefits, but also new concerns — and how they interact with brand marketers.

MediaPost: Whirlpool is here as a consumer product marketer, but it’s also becoming something of a media platform as it transitions to connected devices. What’s your connection?

Randi Zuckerberg: It’s a real passion for me. I see the potential of where all of this is going to have a truly smart laundry room in your house, as part of a smart home. I think this is just the first step.

The Swash device is actually a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool, and I was brought on by the Procter & Gamble innovation lab a little over a year-and-a-half ago to consult as they were developing the product. What reall…………… continues on MediaPost Communications

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