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Keep your Home Tidy with these 3 Foolproof Ideas

Above and beyond our daily cleaning chores, something seems to break or need extra TLC in our homes almost every single day. The list can vary, from easy to replace remote batteries to time-consuming tasks, like sourcing obscure light bulbs or finding a place to repair a tent zipper to your basic tidying up. Tick […]

March 16th, 2018|Organization Tips, Spring|

Pack the Perfect Litter-free Lunch

School lunches can generate a lot of waste. In fact, the Recycling Council of Ontario suggests that the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, which translates to an average school generating up to 8,500 kilograms (18,700 lbs) of waste per year. Considering all the schools across Canada, […]

March 14th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

If these Walls Could Talk

Do you take your walls for granted? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even ‘Martha Stewart’ style cleaners need a reminder that walls require, at minimum, a yearly scrub down too. The job may seem daunting and boring, but all you need are a few 60-minute scrub sessions and a tiny splash of elbow grease. Follow this 3-step […]

March 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Maintenance, Spring|

Spring Cleaning vs. Everyday Cleaning: The Ultimate Checklist

Everywhere you look, spring clean buzz is in the air! Internet headlines and the cover of every home decor magazine are ready to tackle spring cleaning! But, apart from being an annual tradition, what does it really mean? Is there actually a difference between spring cleaning and weekly chores? Here’s our ultimate checklist:
Typically, everyday cleaning […]

Swedish Death Cleaning: A Surprisingly Uplifting Process

This new macabre-sounding cleaning technique may be more than just a passing lifestyle fad thanks to its unexpectedly inspirational common sense philosophy. Swedish death cleaning is simply the act of scaling down our belongings so that our loved ones will not have to deal with the mess after we’ve passed on. The only somberness in […]

March 7th, 2018|Family, Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

The 4 Kitchen Tools We Can’t Live Without!

Ever catch yourself about to tackle a truly ugly, inconvenient or problematic clean up in the kitchen, and you think ‘if only I had help’. Well, today’s your lucky day! Just as there are many useless gadgets that merely clutter our counters and drawers, there are many wonderful kitchen aids on the market. Here are […]

March 2nd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Spring|

Your Clothes Called, they want you to Iron Out these Bad Habits

Gunk on your iron got you steaming? That gunk is simply a result of synthetic and natural fibres melting onto the iron’s soleplate when it’s too hot. In typical morning mayhem, we flip the iron to its highest temperature setting, so we can quickly smooth a few key wrinkles from our favourite blouse. But it’s […]

February 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Laundry|

Keep Athleisure Wear Pristine and Pill-free

Athleisure is an ongoing trend in the fashion industry, defined by Wikipedia as clothing designed for workouts and athletic activities that is worn in other settings, such as the workplace, school, or casual and social occasions. So, it’s basically like wearing your Lululemon clothing to the gym, then to the grocery store and finally deciding […]

February 23rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Spring|

Easy Solutions for Stubborn Makeup Stains

Whether it’s from your deodorant as you pull on that little black dress, or concealer from a friend’s face after a quick hug, makeup stains are typically unexpected – and can be tough to remove. So, next time it happens to you, consult this handy how-to-fix-it list and make that stain magically disappear.

Deodorant

While deodorant may not […]

February 21st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry|

Getting the Best Results from your Dishwasher

Any appliance repair specialists will agree: no two dishwashers are created equal. What’s more, every single one of these experts not only carries tools and spare parts; they each carry a wealth of experience and more than a few of tricks of the trade. Here’s a handy list of their top dos and don’ts to […]

February 16th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|