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DIY Sunshine!

In the winter, the days are shorter, the nights are longer and the lack of natural light causes all manner of mild and extreme discomforts. Lucky for us in North America, ‘hygge’ has arrived! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish and Norwegian word for the feeling you get from cozy surroundings. Look through Danish or […]

November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized, Winter|

Get your Condo Winter-Ready

Extinguish Drafts

In a condo, the majority of unwanted cold air blows in through leaky windows. According to the experts, the best indication of a leak is water, especially on the inside of the window. That usually means that there’s a draft or current of air coming through. For a quick fix on a small to […]

November 14th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Winter|

Deluxe Hotel Hacks for your Guest Room

Hosting family or friends this holiday season? A few tricks of the trade will transform your dull and boring spare space into a 5-star guest room. According to Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook, the secret, an art form of sorts, is to make guests feel completely at home, and yet transported away. You’ve got this, now […]

November 7th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family|

How to Clean for a Big Date

So you’ve met someone you think could be your dream partner! Plans have been made, the date set, the menu picked, and the movie chosen. Everything is perfect, except perhaps your living space. According to an online study, 70 percent of men and 66 percent of women said a nice apartment would make them more […]

November 2nd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

Stain Removal Tips for a Happy Halloween

Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Fortnite’s Brite Bomber look to be some of the hot costume picks this Halloween, alongside the ever-popular classics: vampires, clowns and the peppy cheerleader. The brighter and more realistic, the better! Don’t let coloured hairspray or face paint mishaps give you a Halloween headache. No matter how scary your Halloween […]

October 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Laundry|

Time to Clean the Air Conditioner

Your home’s outside air conditioning unit is probably the last thing you think about as the temperature starts to go down. However, there are a few simple things you should include in your fall clean up to ensure your AC is in working order once the temperatures are on their way back up next year. […]

October 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

From Floordrobe to Wardrobe in Three Easy Steps

It seems that no matter what problem we have, there’s a specialist to help us get through the issue. A life coach can help us figure out how to make our dreams come true, a headhunter can help us find the perfect job, and a family therapist can help us with the bumps we face […]

October 24th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

Six Easy Ways to Give up Shopping for a Week

Many of us are trying very hard to live a clutter-free life, but failing miserably. We inhale book after book, like Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,’ ‘The More of Less’ by Joshua Becker, and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson but nothing seems to help curb the chaos.

You […]

October 19th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

40 Things you can Clean or Make with a Toothbrush!

Stop! Before you throw away your old toothbrush, check out our list of 40 things you can clean with this humble but mighty little scrubber. Prior to re-assigning it to new jobs, soak the bristle part in vinegar for 30 minutes, then run it through the dishwasher a few times.

Here’s our A-Z list of all […]

October 17th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Maintenance|

Give your Hair Accessories the Salon Treatment

There’s no end to the things we can clean in our homes, and there’s also no end to the things we didn’t know we needed to clean. For example, when was the last time you cleaned your grooming tools like combs, hair brushes and picks? Here are nine simple steps to keep your hair products […]

October 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance|