Prep Your Home For Fall


Prep Your HomeForFall (NAPSA)—Asthe days get short- er and the kids go back to school, pre- pare for the cooler weather by getting organized and completing basic maintenance. You'll save money, time and space! Keep It Moving After heavy summeruse, clean out gunk from sliding glass door tracks. ‘Then apply WD-40 Multi-Use Product, available in an easy-to-store 3-0z handy can, to lubricate and prevent sticking and squeaking. ‘The handycanis also great for lubricating zippers and suitcase wheels, and removing crayon from walls and sticky Prepare your place now to enjoy an easyslide into the coolof the year. residue from metal andglass. Clothing Exchange As the temperature cools, wash summer must-haves like beach towels, swimsuits and summer clothing. Then donate gently used pieces your family has outgrown; toss stained, ripped or broken items; and store the rest in air- tight containers. Now you'll have more room in closets and drawersfor fall must-haves like umbrellas, coats and sweaters. Cut The Cost Most people only think to run their ceiling fans during the summer, but many units come with a switch that reverses the direction of the blades. Switching the blades’ rotation to clockwise from counterclockwise makes the room warmer. Air pooledto the ceiling is circulated back into the living space, which can cut your heating costs as much as 10 percent. Protect Your Investment Furnace maintenance is key to ensuring it stays in good condition throughout the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. To prevent expensive problems, check filters once a month and replace or clean as needed. If replacing yourfilter once a month is a hassle, consider switching to a permanentfilter, such as an electrostatic or HEPAfilter, which can remove 99 per- cent of airborne particles. For more information about how WD-40 Multi-Use Product in the 3-oz can helps make home maintenanceeasier, visit