Cleaning Tips

Clean your Dishwasher like a Pro.

Have you ever cleaned your dishwasher; whether by hand or on a self-cleaning cycle? If the answer is no, you should try it! Most people think that the dishwasher gets ‘cleaned’ during every wash cycle, however that isn’t the case. Over time, our dishwasher becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and germs, due to the […]

May 24th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Kids vs. Cleaning – Getting them to Clean their Room

Are your kids constantly making a mess in their room? If so, you’re not alone! The best course of action is to provide structure around cleaning their room, to help your kids get on-board.  Here’s how:

1) Use photos to show what is acceptable

Conduct a quick internet search to find photos of a before and after […]

May 12th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Family|

Kids Stuff: Tackling Food Stains One Day at a Time

Kids will be kids, food spills and all, but removing food stains from their clothing shouldn’t be a daunting task. Here are some tricks to keep up your sleeve for the next time you are faced with a tough food spill.

Ketchup: Gently rub liquid detergent into the stain and soak the garment in cool water for at […]

April 26th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

What do your Cleaning Habits Really Say about you?

Cleaning has more benefits than just a tidy home. In fact, cleaning has many psychological benefits as well. Here are the typical reasons why we clean and what our cleaning habits say about personality and psyche.

Reason one: I like having a clean home with things organized and in their place.

You clean for the sense of […]

April 21st, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Time to Save your Wooden Floors

Our wooden floors often take quite a beating during the winter months. No matter how hard we try, water, snow and salt always seem to find their way throughout our homes, and onto our wooden floors during the winter. Now that spring is here, these floor cleaners and strategies will help bring your wooden floors […]

April 19th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Paint Tool Clean-up

Spring is the perfect time to brighten up your home with a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Although painting can be fulfilling when completed, cleaning up your painting tools after a hard day’s work, is never an appealing task. Make the clean-up easier and more enjoyable, by following these handy cleaning tips.

Remove any […]

April 14th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Are you making these Four Cleaning Mistakes

Using the same microfibre cloth to clean each room. It is important to use a different cleaning cloth in each room of your home. Using the same cloth to clean the kitchen, and then the family room for example, can lead to cross-contamination of germs and bacteria. Having a different coloured cleaning cloth for each […]

April 12th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Four New Ways to Clean with Salt

De-rust your cast iron skillet

Got a rusty cast iron skillet? Just add salt! Sprinkle a little bit of coarse salt onto the skillet and scour using a damp microfibre cloth. Alternatively, you can also clean your skillet by coating it generously with a layer of salt; lightly dampen the salt with a bit of […]

April 7th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Cleaning Strategies that Make Sense

Clean your home more thoroughly using these three senses.

Touch: The white glove test

Determine where the dust builds-up in your home by using your sense of touch. Put on a pair of white cloth gloves and run your index finger along the following surfaces in your home: the top of your picture frames, door frames, […]

April 5th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|

Give your Yoga Mat the Red-Carpet Treatment

Although yoga studios typically offer cleaning products for your mat after class, there’s rarely enough time, or available product, for every single yogi to clean their mat between classes. Instead of losing your post yoga Zen over a cleaning issue, give your mat the TLC it deserves using this DIY yoga mat cleaner at home.

 

DIY […]

March 29th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Spring|