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The Weather Outside is Frightful, but your Herb Garden can be so Delightful!

Yes, you can grow herbs year-round, no matter how much it snows. Nowadays there are brilliant designs from self-watering pots to LED light-augmented systems, that help your herbs thrive in all conditions. Whether you have all the counter space in the world, or none at all, these options will keep your meals tasting garden fresh all […]

February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Six Alternative Uses for Aluminum Foil Sure to Surprise you

Did you know the origin of aluminum foil can be traced back to the early 1900s? Life Savers, an iconic candy, were first packaged in foil in 1913. To this day, these popular treats are still encased in the world-famous aluminum foil tube. Aluminum foil’s popularity has grown over the past 100 years, quickly becoming […]

January 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

Keep your Home Permanently Purged by Avoiding these Five Behaviours

In a 24-hour period, we make non-stop choices that lead us towards or away from clutter. It can be something as simple as accepting one more rewards card, or another set of holiday themed towels. Avoid the following behaviours in order to keep your home purged once and for all.

The Curbside Clearance Rack

Walking or driving […]

January 26th, 2018|Organization Tips|

Five Tips to Keep House Plants Healthier

It isn’t until the winter months that we realize how much brighter our houseplants make our home. Apart from cleaning the air in our home, their fresh green vibrancy makes us feel good. In fact, several experimental studies prove that the presence of potted plants, whether at home or in the office, have been found […]

January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Treat Wooden Kitchen Tools to Some TLC

Wood is one of the oldest materials used to make kitchen tools due to its natural antibacterial properties. Beautiful to behold, wooden spoons, cutting boards, and wood handled knives are still the most commonly used items in the kitchen today. In fact, they are among the best tools to use on non-stick cookware, as they […]

January 19th, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

How to Give your Recycling Bin a Makeover

Waste free grocery stores and zero waste lifestyle boutiques continue to pop up in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. It’s not just peace-love-and-granola multi-taskers that are getting onboard with this trend. Everywhere you turn, people are going one step further to save the earth, and they’re not just cutting down on garbage, they’re cutting down […]

January 17th, 2018|Organization Tips|

Common Cleaning Habits to Break in 2018

Yes, it is possible to clean the wrong way. These inefficiencies are a waste of time that no one can afford. So, as we welcome in 2018, let’s look at five common ineffective cleaning habits that we need to break.

Reaching for Harsh Cleaning Products 

Most of the cleaning in your home requires nothing more than gentle, […]

January 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

Home Improved: The Transformational Power of a Work Back Schedule, Part 1

Everyone has them. Those pie-in-the-sky projects that just keep piling up. Typically, the delay boils down to the assumptions we make about how much time we think we need to complete the task at hand, but not anymore! We’ve asked painters and organization gurus to nail down the basic completion time on a couple of […]

January 10th, 2018|Organization Tips|

Got a Bad Case of Sock Loss? Try These Quick Fixes

A few years ago, Samsung commissioned a study to address the bizarre phenomenon that happens when socks go into the washing machines, never to be seen again. The study concluded that in a single lifetime, people who do laundry lose a minimum of 1,264 socks! To add insult to injury, the cost for a lifetime […]

January 5th, 2018|Laundry, Organization Tips|

Cleaning Up after the Biggest Party in the World

Whether you are out with friends, or celebrating quietly at home, millions of people around the world watch the Times Square Ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people gather in the Big Apple to celebrate, wearing gimmicky glasses, blowing horns and waving sparklers. But as the confetti and balloons […]

January 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Winter|