Your home is your biggest financial investment. How well are you taking care of this investment? Maintaining your home is a daily commitment that helps you in the long run because you keep your investment in shape, your family happy, and even help your neighborhood.
Cooperative Extension Agents can offer a variety of programs on the ins and outs of protecting your biggest investment, your home. If you are interested in learning more about basic cleaning, healthy cleaning, preparing for hot weather, preparing for chilly weather, managing mold, or smart budgeting for homeowners, contact your local Family & Consumer Sciences Agent today!
Use the Home Maintenance Checklist every Spring and Fall.
Green Cleaning Recipes (PDF) - Card Form - Recipes for green cleaners around the house that use natural ingredients but still get the job done!
Green Cleaning Recipes (PDF) - Booklet Form - Same recipes as above, but if you print them out double-sided on 8.5"x11" paper and fold in the middle, it will create a booklet.
Green Cleaning Fact Sheet (PDF) - A four-page fact sheet designed to inform you on the different aspects and history of green cleaning.
Leave it at the Door publication (PDF) -
Don’t Track Dirt in: Leave it at the Door.
The first four steps you take inside your front door bring in close to 85% of the outdoor contaminants found inside your home. Adding a doormat is a great way to reduce tracking in dust, debris, and other contaminants. If you take off your shoes at the door you will keep even more contaminants and dirt out of your living areas.
HUD's Home Improvements Site
Home Maintenance & Repair A-Z
(University of Wisconsin Extension)
Household Waste Management (Purdue University)