It’s that time of year again, where your dinner and party plans have you heading to your kitchen instead of the grill.
Before you shut down and pack up the grill for the season, it is important to clean your grill to prepare it for storage and next year’s use.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Use a warm bucket of water and soap with a steel brush to clean your grill.
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners and tools. This could reverse your essential goal and harm your grill!
- Clean up all oil spills and food drippings.
- Once you have scrubbed all of the dirty areas, be sure to wipe everything down one more time with your warm soap water.
- Purchase a protective case/cover for your grill. This will help avoid damage and rust over the winter months.
- Store your grill somewhere safe and dry. Perhaps your shed or even under your deck.
Simple end of the year cleaning will go a long way when it comes to ensuring the life of your grill.
Today, June 5th is National Doughnut Day, and to celebrate, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of any beverage.
“Donuts have a special place in our country’s history and culture,” said Jeff Miller, executive chef and vice president of product innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “We are proud to celebrate this timeless favorite on National Donut Day.”
You can find a Long Island location near you at dunkindonuts.com. Make sure you don’t miss out on making your day extra sweet!
Written by: Sandra Costanzo
If you have allergies or asthma, spring and summer can be a tough time of the year. As spring and summer approach us, temperature and humidity changes as well as high pollen counts will be in the air! There are three ways to treat seasonal allergies, environmental control, medication, and immunotherapy. It is important to speak to your healthcare provider about treatment options if you suffer from seasonal allergies.
Along with healthcare treatments, you can control the source of the allergens by simply following some of these helpful tips:
Keep pollen under control by washing your bedding every week in hot water. Before getting into bed at night, shower and wash your hair to wash away allergens in your hair.
Go natural and try using a saline nasal spray to cleanse and clear your sinuses.
Seasonal allergies are brutal on the body’s ability to stay hydrated. Drinking a lot of water to flush your system will promote the elimination of unwanted toxins in your system.
Clean all of the surfaces in your home. Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming, or painting to limit dust and chemical exposure.
In addition to cleaning all the surfaces in your home, it is important to clean damp areas such as your bath tub and shower stalls to avoid the growth of mold.
Shake out and wash your throw rugs. Throw rugs can hold a lot of allergens from pet, dust, etc. To reduce dust and mold build up, give them a good shake at least twice a week and throw them in the wash at least once a week.
Keep the air in your home clean. Keep windows closed to reduce pollen from entering the house. Change the filters in you air conditioning units and vents frequently during this time of year.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, talk to your doctor today. Don’t your seasonal allergies keep you away from the beautiful weather!
Written by: Amanda Haase