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It’s Time to Clean your 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|

39 Things you can Clean or Make with a Toothbrush!

Stop! Before you throw away your old toothbrush, check out our list of 39 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 are ways to repurpose your […]

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|

One Green Thing at a Time

These days, most people have heard of giving up things like plastic shopping bags, single-use plastic water bottles, take-out containers, straws and coffee cups. But now we’re in the next wave of behaviour change: giving up produce bags, bringing empty containers to the bulk store, and turning to homemade household and beauty products. To ensure your […]

October 10th, 2018|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|

The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Keeping Your Closet Clean

Figuring out what to wear on a trip can be stressful, let alone packing and organizing for one. However, opportunities such as these allow us to take a hard look at our current wardrobe organization and give us the chance to then get organized and stay organized! We’ve got a fabulous hack that will help […]

October 5th, 2018|Maintenance, Organization Tips, Vacation|

Make this your Cleanest Thanksgiving Ever

Here are some unique tips on how to keep your kitchen and home tidy this year after a Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you are hosting and preparing the meal or simply contributing to the Thanksgiving dinner in some way, there are many ways you can plan in advance to help you with the eventual clean-up.

Potluck Party

If […]

October 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Party|

Pack Away Patio Essentials the Right Way

Although outdoor dining may be an option for another month or so, there will come the dreaded day when it’s time to store away the patio furniture and accessories. Whether it’s headed to the shed, into the garage or down to the basement, washing off summer filth is a necessary step before stowing away your […]

September 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Outdoors|

How to Store your Swimming Essentials so they Last Longer

Make sure to follow our guide on properly storing your summer items after a long season to ensure they are ready-to-wear for another summer!

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect summer suit, to then have it destroyed from improper summer storage, or going to unpack your summer supplies and finding them to be unusable.   Now […]

September 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|