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Springtime and your Home

Spring can be a dangerous time. This page compiles resources from Oklahoma State University experts about keeping your family safe and healthy during this season.


Using homemade cleaners can improve indoor air quality at home

What do vinegar, cornstarch and baking soda have in common? Besides sharing space in the kitchen pantry, these and other household items can be used as the basis for do-it-yourself cleaning supplies.

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Protecting children and pets from window falls

After a long winter, it is hard to resist the urge to fling open the windows and invite in spring’s warmer temperatures. But, families should remain watchful to ensure small children and pets do not fall out of an open window.

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Go green when you clean

The phrase “clean green” actually has nothing to do with the cleanliness of money in your wallet and everything to do with the quality of the air circulating in your humble abode.

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Beware of warm-weather poison hazards

As the springtime temperatures emerge, Oklahomans will steadily become more active both inside and outside their homes. As they begin working around the house or meeting friends and family for outdoor activities, it will be important to always keep safety in mind.

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Save energy, money while keeping cool this spring, summer

Triple digit temperatures can literally make Oklahoma a hot spot in the summertime, but keeping the house cool when the heat is on does not have to scorch the wallet and singe the budget.

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Clean up the clutter with the help of a tape measure

As homeowners prepare for the traditional spring cleaning effort, they should add a tape measure to the list of essential items necessary to do the job right.

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