Family & Consumer Science April 2024 Newsletter

Family & Consumer Science April 2024 Newsletter

Family & Consumer Science April 2024 Newsletter

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Ready to Store Your Winter Clothing?

Warmer weather is on the horizon. Soon we will reach for our short sleeve shirts instead of our bulky sweaters. If you choose to put your out-of-season clothing away for several months, it’s a good idea to follow a few steps for best results.

• Make sure the item is clean and dry before you store it (refer to the care label for instructions). It can be difficult to remove stains, food, and body oils left on items after months in storage.

• If you are storing bulky items on a hanger, be sure the hanger offers good support. To keep the item dust free, place a clean sheet or an appropriate garment bag over it. Avoid using plastic dry cleaning bags for long-term storage (details below).

• Carefully fold items that you will store in a container. Place acid free tissue paper in the folds to limit wrinkles, and store heavier weight clothing on the bottom. The container should allow for airflow.

• Store clothing containers in a cool, dry area, away from sunlight.

According to textile experts, you should not store fabric in direct contact with raw wood, wood finishes, brown paper, newspaper, or cardboard. These wood pulp products can produce acid as they age, which can degrade fabrics made with natural fibers, such as cotton, causing them to turn brown or yellow.

Keeping clothing in plastic dry cleaning bags is also a no-no. Most dry cleaning bags are not intended for long term storage. They contain chemicals that can discolor clothing, and they are prone to build up static and attract dust. Moisture trapped within the bag can encourage mildew growth.

Laundry lesson: Give clothing that has been in storage a quick refresh by letting them air out for a while or put them in the dryer.


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Entertaining Little Ones, Homemaker Leader Lesson

Crystal Rhinestones Diamond Painting

Fun With Kitchen Towels

T-Shirt Quilt

Passport Opportunities: Let's Do Lunch, Kentucky Historical Society Museum


Book of the Month
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna West

“In her second compilation of published writings, Brianna Wiest explores pursuing purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, seeing the wisdom in daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. This book contains never before seen pieces as well as some of Briana’s most popular essays, all of which just might leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.” (Description from Amazon book review).

I found this book to be so helpful in thinking about how I interact with people, focusing on goals, and eliminating negative thinking. We all get stuck in ruts that are not always positive and inspiring. This book made me think of ways of improving. I listened to the audio tape but I will purchase this book so I can read it everyday.

Christie Goodhue, President of Modern Day Homemakers.

This book is not on the KEHA Booklist nor can be found at Taylor County Public Library. You may ask if they can borrow this book for you from another library.


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