Engine grime can be difficult to wash off of your hands. If you don't have a hand cleaner handy, your kitchen cupboard probably contains a solution. Reach for either a vegetable or olive cooking oil and spread a dab over your hands. Rub your hands together, then wipe off with a paper towel. Cooking oils will also help remove oil-based paint from hands and arms.
Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply. Insulate walls and attic. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows. Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic.
Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping, or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the national Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
Gasoline is one of the most flammable liquids there is. Its vapors are completely invisible, very heavy, and will secretly travel like a snake from room to room. That's why you should never store gasoline inside your home or basement. Always keep gasoline cool, stored in a tightly sealed, approved safety gasoline container that is prominently labeled and out of reach of children. Keep this container in your garage (detached is preferred) or an outside storage building.