September Home Tips
The neatest way to discard wilted, dried or dead flowers from a vase: open a full-sized newspaper, thick enough to absorb some water and with papers pulled high enough to easily hold any long-stemmed flowers, and place the papers as close to the vase as possible. Move the vase to the middle of the newspaper and lift the flowers onto the newspaper—no scattered petals, leaves, etc.
To keep squirrels off bird-feeder poles, buy a plastic shower rod cover—available in several colors—and attach it to the pole. The shower rod cover will be too slippery for squirrels.
To check any recalls on your car and for free repair of the recall repair: safecar.gov; Vehicle Owners; then Recalls, Complaints, Investigations. Enter your car’s year and make—then Go. Any service bulletins will pop up.