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Space Saver: 12 Things you can Donate Now!

December can be a very busy time for large families and those of us who like to host High Holiday dinners and gift exchanges. Before the month’s done, the slow creep of day-to-day accumulation has choked closets, front hallways, kitchen cupboards and counters with a number of things. This year, start the season off merry […]

December 5th, 2018|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party|

Create a Home Office with Limited Square Footage

According to Statistics Canada, 1.7 million Canadians work from home at least one day a week. Expectations are this number will continue to rise as people seek to better their work-life balance. Given the choice, who wouldn’t want to avoid that hectic commute, work in their pjs, have a more flexible schedule and reduce stress? […]

November 30th, 2018|Organization Tips|

Become a Tidy Person in 10 Simple Steps

When was the last time you were embarrassingly late for work, or to drop the kids off at school because you lost your keys, your wallet or your mobile phone? If your answer is ‘just this morning,’ here are 10 tips to help you become tidier. Rest assured, not everyone follows all of these rules […]

November 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party, Pets|

How to Clean your Toaster

If you’ve never thought of cleaning your toaster, you’re not alone. Most people chalk it up as an unnecessary chore. Yet, toast “experts” worldwide will tell you that a daily three-minute cleaning routine will elevate your toast from meh to marvelous. Ready to up your toast game? Follow these three simple steps:

Decrumb the Toaster

First things […]

November 23rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

No Need to Renovate, just Refresh!

Want to save thousands of dollars and precious time? Instead of an expensive reno, refresh every room in your house with these four tips:

Time to Welcome a Welcome Mat

If you live in a condo, you might not be allowed to put a welcome mat outside your door, so put one in your entrance way instead. […]

November 21st, 2018|Organization Tips|

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|

Cleaning Tips to Impress your 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|