Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#Thanksgiving #Hacks Thanks to Krazy Koupon Lady!

Print out recipes and tape them at eye level on kitchen cabinets.

Shape foil into a ring to keep the turkey moist while roasting. Place turkey on top of foil ring in the pan.

Use a thermos as a gravy warmer to free up space on the stove.

Keep mashed potatoes warm in a slow cooker.

Grate butter for easy mixing when making biscuits or pie crust.

Boil cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds, and whole cloves in water for a festive-smelling home.

Cover the kids table with kraft paper and set out crayons to keep them entertained.

Use a hollowed-out pumpkin as a flower vase.

Prevent a mixing spoon from falling into a bowl or pot full of food by wrapping a rubber band around the handle.

Get fluffier whipped cream by chilling a metal beater and bowl beforehand.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Home Maintenance #Fall #Maintenance

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Change air filters in the heating and air conditioning system.
  • Clean range hood filters to avoid possible grease fires.
  • Trim back any shrubbery or plant growth around the outdoor HVAC unit by at least 18 inches.
  • Check and wipe down sliding doors and window tracks.
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
  • Test garage door and grease tracks as needed.
  • Clear gutters of spring and fall foliage.
  • Power wash windows and siding.
  • Schedule seasonal service of the HVAC system before summer and winter.
  • Inspect and insulate pipes to protect them from freezing.
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the home's exterior.
  • Touch up exterior paint and check for wood rot or water damage.
  • Check grouting in kitchen and bathroom and repair if necessary.