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Home Improved: The Transformational Power of a Work Back Schedule, Part 2

The longer we put things off, the heavier they weigh on our minds; case in point when it comes to cleaning our decks and siding. No need to be mired in guilt any longer, our work back schedules will show you how easy it is to tick these bore-chores off your to-do list.

Simplest Way to […]

How to Clean Himalayan Salt Lamps

Popular in the eighties, Himalayan salt lamps are back in favour. And, not just at the local health food store. These beautiful glowing pink salt blocks can be found all over the place; from your doctor’s office to the local coffee shop, helping to clean the air for a better, healthier environment.

As a salt lamp […]

May 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

Garbage Goals: Glamorous and Odour Free!

Just because Rome wasn’t built in a day, doesn’t mean you don’t have it in you to accomplish enormous home improvement feats. Your perpetually smelly kitchen garbage can actually be cured! Follow these simple steps and say goodbye to your trash can blues.

Divide and Conquer

One of the main reasons kitchen garbage stinks is because there’s […]

Hooked for Life! Creative Ways to Hang Things Up

Do you wake up every day praying that you win the lottery so you can do a reno? We’ve got fabulous news! No, you haven’t won, but you will gain more space once-and-for-all! Without going into debt or being mired in months or years of renovations, you can easily create more space in your home […]

May 11th, 2018|Maintenance, Organization Tips, Spring|

Planning to Rent Out your Place? Here’s your Must-do Check List

If you’re thinking of renting out your entire house, your basement or a room in your home, there’s a lot you need to do before you post a “for rent” sign to make it someone else’s dream home. Making a rental unit move-in-ready isn’t just about décor. Becoming a good landlord means you understand how to protect your […]

May 9th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Simple Steps to Designing a Zero Waste Home

Shockingly, Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. And, perhaps more alarming, according to Myra Hird, Professor of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, our production is seven percent higher than per capita output of waste in the United States, which all but invented consumer excess. With stats like that, many Canadians […]

May 4th, 2018|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Take your Mom to the Gadget Spa!

Although a bouquet of boho chic flowers sounds really nice, their wow factor is short lived. Instead of bogging mom down with floral duties, uplift her by taking her gadgets to the spa. Moms live in the fast lane, so this Mother’s Day offer to clean up their technosphere.

Wireless Wonder

The hottest DIY trend in cleaning […]

May 2nd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Mother's Day|

Housekeeping your Condo: A Beginner’s Guide

The greatest perk to condo life is the low-maintenance lifestyle.  Not having to shovel snow, clean gutters, rake leaves or worry about leaks in the roof gives you more time to enjoy what you like doing best. But unfortunately, this advantage doesn’t extend inside the unit. A cleaning routine is still a must for condo living. […]

Think Outside the Pot: 3 Ways to Decorate with Plants

Did you know just one glance at a plant can lower your heart rate? It’s true! Studies show the health benefits don’t stop there. According to NASA research, plants remove toxins from the air every 24 hours. Plants pull contaminants into the soil, where root zone microorganisms convert them into food. So, tempt your senses and bring […]

April 25th, 2018|Green Housekeeping, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Spring|

The Great Porch Project

If your porch is still showing signs of winter, it really, truly, is time to get to work! Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to help you transform your porch into a summery paradise.

Remove Signs of Seasons Past

Start your porch makeover by putting away items like snow shovels, left over bags of ice salt and the […]