Cleaning Tips

SHOO FRUIT FLY? 7 HABITS TO FREE YOUR HOME OF PESKY FRUIT FLIES

Whether it’s the heat, the open doors and windows, or the bounty of fresh fruit, little clouds of fruit flies seem to appear as if by magic in the summer months. Common culprits that attract the unwanted guests are half-empty juice boxes, beer cans, potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, apples and garbage disposals. The good news? The […]

August 17th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health|

HEALTHY KIDS HELP OUT IN THE KITCHEN

Getting your kids to wash fruit, stir ingredients in a bowl, knead dough or simply lay the table, is the best way to help them build healthy eating habits. In fact, studies show that children often prefer eating the food they make themselves. When children help in the kitchen, they’re more willing to try new […]

August 15th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family|

THE CURE FOR FRUIT BOARD ENVY

Whether you call it a charcuterie board, a fruit tray or a cheese & cracker platter, the concept of serving a buffet on a tray has always been a tremendous crowd pleaser. The only difference between each of these food creations is that, every now and then, they get a rebrand. Currently, the almighty fruit […]

August 10th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Party|

NO BAKE, LOW MESS BIRTHDAY CAKE

Sometimes birthdays happen while you’re camping, sailing or when it’s too hot to bake. Although it may seem impossible you can still make a fabulous birthday cake even with limited electricity, scarce water and without heating up the house. All you need are some basic ingredients, an 8-by-8-inch pan and a day’s notice. Here’s a […]

August 8th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Party, Summer|

BEST EVER CLEANING PLAYLIST

If you’ve ever thought of googling ‘cleaning music’ you’re not alone.  As of July 13, 2018, there have been 85,300,000 google searches! The genre options will blow your mind, some people want to get into a zen mode, others prefer classic rock while others will go for a super eclectic playlist.

Here are the 20 songs […]

August 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

CLEANING TIPS FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION

There’s a lot of cleaning jobs we all do around the house that never get discussed on popular cleaning vlogs or get featured in housekeeping articles. They’re what are known as the unsexy chores because nobody but you notices, once they’ve been done. The fascinating thing about these tasks is that you feel an immense […]

August 1st, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

Don’t Let Blueberry Stains Turn Your Tent Inside Out

Camping out under the stars, away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a summer luxury!  A time to return to nature and renew the senses while building memories that will last a lifetime.  It starts with a tent, often includes a hike, a swim or a fishing rod, and typically ends […]

July 25th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Vacation|

Tips for a Terrifically Tidy Home

In our 39 years of home cleaning specialization, we’ve seen every shade of tidy.  They include the extreme minimalism of bare walls and object-free counters, the architectural brilliance of all things built-in and multipurpose and the gorgeous zen-serene that comes from uber creative thrift-ism.  Pick and choose from this collective wisdom to get your home […]

July 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Party|

Creative Cures for Wardrobe Blues

The environmental slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ first started being used in the mid-70s after U.S. Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  No one can say for sure who coined the catchy phrase, but for nearly 50 years it has become part of our daily lingo.  To honour the idea and go one step […]

July 11th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Maintenance|

Easy Care for Butcher Blocks & Wood Counters

We have butchers to thank for the eternally trendy butcher block and wood counters. In the early 1900s they became progressively frustrated with the lack of durability in the traditional sycamore stumps they used for chopping meat. Their trade gave birth to the extra strength capacity of composite block. Strips of maple glued together proved […]

July 4th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|