We’re gonna go out on a limb here (#PunGameStrong) and say raking leaves is probably one of the toughest chores of the fall. You have two choices to make life easier; 1) get the kids to do it, or 2) turn raking into mowing.
It's so easy, even this guy can do it! Mowing up your leaves is actually good for your lawn because they are full of nutrients (just check out our recent how-to article on composting for evidence: po.st/sdLM1M). Microbes do a better job at recycling dried leaves when they have nitrogen, so toss a little manure over your lawn and they will break down those leaves even faster.
The key to a good vacuuming is the suction, right? And if yours is falling a little weak these days, it’s probably time to take a stab at cleaning out the filter. We have to admit this cleaning task is a nasty one; dust flies everywhere, each fold requires tedious rinsing, and you probably just vacuumed and now you have to vacuum again.
And if you're like me and are basically the optime of Homer Simpson, this fool-proof way will let you enjoy a minimum of 20 extra minutes on the couch. Pop your filter into the dishwasher, along with other nonmetal filter components, and a squirt of Organic Auto Dish Detergent (http://po.st/d9fOsr). Then, simply place it on a sunny window sill to dry for a day or so. After all, that little guy probably never thought he’d see the light of day again…
We’ve all got the washing part down pact, considering we’re not scrubbing our dirty draws by a riverbank, but when it comes to folding laundry we can probably all use some advice. And apparently we’ve been doing it wrong for the last decade, ‘cause this video that came out in 2007 shows you how to fold a t-shirt in less than 3 seconds. Yeah. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An0mFZ3enhM)
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The day is almost here when most of us will again turn on our heat… goodbye my sweet summer! Make sure to clean your vents before that already irritating dry air starts flowing, so you can breathe easier. Using canned air can make this task a little easier, or for larger vents use a butter knife to push a thin wash rag in between each slit. Depending upon how much dust you have, you can also try using that super suction-ey vacuum you just cleaned in hack #2.
Yeah I get it, summer is over! So I guess that means it’s time to pack away our fond memories of those backyard BBQs (thanks for breaking my heart again autumn!). And just when you thought parting ways with your beloved bacon cheddar burgers and chili-slathered dogs was hard, welcome to cleaning a grill.
We might have to take back what we said earlier about raking. This fall chore is by far one I am usually inclined to ignore. But I got your back covered grill! Spray those greasy grill grates with diluted white vinegar and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Then scrub with crumpled tin foil to remove that baked-on gunk. Voila!