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From Toxic to Healthy: How to Clean up your Art Supplies

Creative activities such as painting, sculpting, drawing and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies. They help lower stress levels and leave us feeling mentally clear and calm. The mental health benefits are clear, but exposure to toxic chemicals found in some art supplies can result in headaches, nausea, breathing issues and other health implications.

Cleaning up […]

November 22nd, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Declutter your Mind with this 3-step Action Plan

If you’re feeling overwhelmed these days, you’re not alone. Although we’re living in the most abundant, uber-connected, technically savvy time, the pace of progress is wearing us down. More and more print and online magazines dedicate space to stress management articles, meditation practices and mental health. There’s virtually too many excellent strategies to chose from, […]

November 17th, 2017|Organization Tips|

Care for your Computer in 6 Simple Steps

It doesn’t matter if the junk you accumulate is in your home, garage or computer hard drive, it must be cleaned and purged regularly. Typically, the family laptop is the last thing on the list to be cleaned; often being forgotten all together. So, if it’s time for you to delete, defrag or archive, we’ve […]

November 15th, 2017|Organization Tips|

Say No to Plastic Bags with these 5 (Fashionable) Excuses

Most of us don’t want to admit it, but our homes are drowning in plastic shopping bags. The truth is, we’ve fallen prey to their so-called convenience, when in fact they’re nothing but trouble. Plastic bags tear easily, cost money, are bad for the environment, and are a terrible fashion accessory. Here are 5 alternatives […]

November 10th, 2017|Organization Tips|

How to Part with your Piano

In the eras before radio and recordings, pianos were a middle-class must-have. They were the main source of a family’s music and entertainment. But, with the way of technology, this is no longer the case. Many families have pianos sitting around taking up space and collecting dust because getting rid of them is a real […]

November 8th, 2017|Organization Tips|

Bulletproof your Filing System in 7 Easy Steps!

Tired of misplacing every piece of mail that comes through the front door, or losing documents within your office? Frustrated that you can’t travel because your passport’s expired? Ready to start paying your bills on time once and for all? Then it’s time to revamp your filing system. Change the way you’re managing (or rather, […]

November 3rd, 2017|Organization Tips|

Clean Mirrors Boost Morale

November weather can often seem dull and dreary. The leaves have fallen off the trees, the grass is no longer green and yet snow is still a month or so away. Don’t let this lack lustre feel invade your home; keep your mirrors clean and bright. It’s that simple – because a clean mirror can transform […]

November 1st, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Best Way to Clean the Cat’s Litter Box

Cleaning the cat’s litter box is important – for you and your cat. Cats are clean animals, but they can leave nasty germs in their litter box. Toxoplasmosis, for example, is one of the nastiest. In fact, health experts advise pregnant women to stay far away from the cat litter box and get someone else […]

October 25th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

How to Clean and Organize your Purse

Have trouble finding your keys or your lipstick? An organized purse will save you time. Here are 9 tips that will help:

Dump everything out of your purse onto a table or kitchen counter. Divide the contents into piles: makeup, personal items (gum, aspirin), credit cards, loyalty cards, feminine products, keys, cell phone, pens/pencils, cash, […]

October 20th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Do you do This? 7 Ironing No-no’s

1) Use too much heat on delicate fabrics: With delicate items, if the heat is too high, there is a risk of melting fabric. Start with polyester, silk and other delicate fabrics and use the lowest setting.

2) Iron fabrics that are too dry: If a fabric is really dry and wrinkled, it’s important to mist […]

October 18th, 2017|Laundry|