RACINE, Wis., August 31, 2010 – Even though the Summer season is winding down, the weather is still warm and there’s plenty of sun to savor before Fall is officially here. SC Johnson, a Family Company, offers tips and suggestions to help families prepare for the seasonal transition while savoring the last of the Summer sun.
Savor the Sun with Family
A Back-to-School BBQ is a great way to bring the family together to kick off a great semester. Protect your food and beverages from pests like flies and gnats by using table tents that cover your dishes before and after you eat. Table tents are quite affordable – around one or two dollars – and can be found at most home or housewares stores and in the camping or picnic aisle.
Protect yourself and your family from annoying mosquitoes and those itchy bites with OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp and Lantern. Hang the lantern on the four-foot pole near your patio for up to 15 square feet of protection. Another option for smaller outdoor spaces is the OFF!® Mosquito Coil III. With a Country Fresh® scent and reusable terra cotta pot, the Mosquito Coil III protects areas up to 10 square feet.
Savor the taste of your Summer vegetables and fruits and store them in Ziploc® Fresh Produce Bags.
…Around the Home
Take advantage of the sun and warm weather to prep your home for the transition to Fall. Replace the filter in your furnace to maximize its efficiency and while you’re at it, give your local electric or gas company a call to learn more about any budget billing options they may offer. Spreading your payments throughout the seasons can help you manage your utilities money. Take a trip up to the roof to clean out the gutters, too. Eventually they’ll be filled with leaves and acorns and now is a good time to make sure they’re clear of any stray branches. Check around the foundation of your home, and along the baseboards inside, for nooks and crannies that might be attractive to insects or pests. Stave off their nesting with Raid MAX® Bug Barrier.
Before you store your Summer clothing, pull out a few of your favorite t-shirts and store them in a Ziploc® Big Bag to have on hand for those last few heat waves. When it’s time to pack the t-shirts and shorts away for the year, fold them away in Ziploc® Flexible Totes and stack them in the closet.
Envelop your family room or den with the scents of Fall to help set the mood! Limited Edition Glade® Cashmere Woods releases the scents of amber and bergamot or go with Limited Edition Glade® Country Spice™ for the scent of pumpkin pie, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Gear up for Fall sports, pep rallies and Labor Day parades! Support your team or school while staying protected with OFF!® Smooth & Dry. Its cornstarch formula leaves skin feeling smooth and dry and repels gnats, mosquitoes, chiggers, biting flies, fleas and ticks from treated skin. Tuck a few OFF!® FamilyCare Towelettes in your tailgating supplies for mosquito protection – they’re individually wrapped repellent wet wipes with a light, fresh scent and aloe vera.
Save time in the morning by packing lunches the night before. Ziploc® Brand Containers with the Smart Snap™ Seal lock in freshness and keep your food secure. Control portion sizes by putting 100-calorie portions in Ziploc® Snack Bags.
Zap grass stains or other spots from school craft projects with the help of Shout® products. From pre-treatment to set-in stain removal, Shout® is a great defense against the playing fields.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 124-year-old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com