University of Illinois Extension

Resources You Can Use

If you have an older grandchild who could help out with the family laundry, ask for a free copy of A Laundering Guide for Beginners from your local U of I Extension office. The guide gives step-by-step instructions for sorting clothes, preparing the load, using detergent, and using the proper fabric settings on the washer and dryer.

To get your free copy, call your local Extension office.

For all kinds of information on canning, freezing, drying, pickling, or making jams and jellies, check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation website at:

The site includes reliable, research-based information and a helpful section of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you or someone you know has diabetes, ask about the Diabetes LifeLines newsletter. This bi-monthly newsletter includes tips on meal planning, exercise and medication use. Healthy recipes are also featured in each issue. Download a free copy at