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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often. CAES News
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say removing your shoes before going indoors can reduce the amount of pollen you track into your home. Other ways to reduce the amount of pollen indoors include wiping your pets' paws before allowing them to come inside and cleaning floors and surfaces often.
Indoor Pollen
Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.
Rabun County farmer Terri Jagger Blincoe receives the ceremonial “key” to a tiny house funded by Georgia Organics and built by students in UGA's course on “Green Building and the Tiny House Movement.” Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls, far left, UGA student Emma Courson and UGA associate professor of horticulture David Berle congratulate her. CAES News
Rabun County farmer Terri Jagger Blincoe receives the ceremonial “key” to a tiny house funded by Georgia Organics and built by students in UGA's course on “Green Building and the Tiny House Movement.” Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls, far left, UGA student Emma Courson and UGA associate professor of horticulture David Berle congratulate her.
Latest Tiny House
It’s only 175 square feet, but it’s cozy, clean and makes all the difference in the world to a young farmer who is learning to work the land.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
U.S. currency and credit cards.
Sales Tax Holiday
The 2016 Georgia back-to-school sales tax holiday starts at midnight on Friday, July 30, and ends at midnight on Saturday, July 31. Certain purchases made over the tax holiday weekend will be exempt from state and local sales tax.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
U.S. currency and credit cards.
Estate Planning
Singer, songwriter and performer Prince died recently, saddening fans across the globe. Reports estimate his estate to be worth approximately $300 million and he died “intestate,” or without a valid will.
Members of the ExTEND Advanced Leadership Training Program graduated May 5 after two years of leadership workshops. CAES News
Members of the ExTEND Advanced Leadership Training Program graduated May 5 after two years of leadership workshops.
ExTEND Leadership Program
More than a dozen University of Georgia Cooperative Extension leaders graduated from UGA’s ExTEND Advance Leadership Training Program on May 5.
Older windows can make beautiful wall hangings and add historic charm to any home. However, antique architectural details and furniture can also add dangerous lead to the home if not treated properly. CAES News
Older windows can make beautiful wall hangings and add historic charm to any home. However, antique architectural details and furniture can also add dangerous lead to the home if not treated properly.
Toxic Treasures
Vintage furniture and salvaged architectural details can add character to any décor. However, thrift-store treasures might be adding more than whimsy to Georgia homes – they could be carrying unsafe levels of lead. UGA Extension shares tips to keep households safe when working with lead paint on older furniture.
The 2014 UGA Radon Education Program Poster Contest first place entry. CAES News
The 2014 UGA Radon Education Program Poster Contest first place entry.
Homebuyers Beware
You found a house that fits most, or maybe even all, of your requirements. Now it’s time to hire a home inspector to ensure the house is structurally sound and safe. Although this is not a required step in the homebuying process in Georgia, it is one that is highly recommended.
Debbie Murray is the associate dean for extension and outreach at the University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Murray will be presented the award at the National Health Murray came to UGA in 2012 following a successful career at the University of Kentucky where she worked with community leaders from impoverished areas of eastern Kentucky early in her career. This made her realize the powerful impact access to the university's expertise can have on families and communities. CAES News
Debbie Murray is the associate dean for extension and outreach at the University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Murray will be presented the award at the National Health Murray came to UGA in 2012 following a successful career at the University of Kentucky where she worked with community leaders from impoverished areas of eastern Kentucky early in her career. This made her realize the powerful impact access to the university's expertise can have on families and communities.
Murray Recognized
Debbie Murray, who has served as associate dean for extension and outreach at the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences since 2012, has received the Jeanne M. Priester Award for exemplary, impactful leadership in the area of health and wellness.
Today's washing machines are a far cry from the one Grandma used. With all the bells, whistles and options, buying a new washing machine, or dryer, can feel like new car shopping. CAES News
Today's washing machines are a far cry from the one Grandma used. With all the bells, whistles and options, buying a new washing machine, or dryer, can feel like new car shopping.
Washing Machines
Thanks to technology and manufacturers’ attempts to please the ever-demanding consumer, washing machines have become more “intelligent” and able to detect soil levels and water needs. Before buying a new one, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension home experts suggest asking yourself a few very important questions.
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Energy Saving Tips
No matter what kind of heating and cooling system you have, you can save money and increase your comfort. With extreme temperatures come high energy bills, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to decrease energy consumption. Start by following these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.