Cleaning Tips

To Borax or Not to Borax

“There is nothing like borax for whitening clothes and it does not rot the linen,” so advised the Ladies Treasury of 1872. Today, it’s the magic element of super slime and an active ingredient in most “green” homemade cleaning products. Yet, it also has a number of critics who call it toxic, harmful and downright […]

November 27th, 2019|Cleaning Tips|

Yes, You Can Stop Mold Without Harsh Chemicals!

If you’re looking for all-natural solutions to your mold problems, you’ve come to the right place. Most people don’t tend to notice mold until the job looks impossible to tackle, but you can beat the fungi at its game. Being in the business as long as we have, we’ve learned some secrets that we’re happy […]

November 22nd, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

5 Things Every Kitchen Knife Needs

In our humble opinion, kitchen knives are the most misunderstood items in the kitchen. Instead of being treated as the works of art they are, they’re relegated to the same drudgery imposed on utilitarian cutlery. Kitchen knives need daily pampering, but it’s not the hard work you think it is.

 
Kitchen Knives Need Quick Showers
If you […]

November 20th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Food|

Cleaning a Gas Fireplace Takes 10 Minutes!

The first thing you need to do before you start cleaning your gas fireplace doesn’t require you to lift a finger, because all you need to do is let your gas fireplace cool down. Wait a minimum of sixty minutes. The other two things are just as simple: turn your pilot light and gas levers […]

November 15th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family|

The Joys of Cleaning All Night Long

You didn’t think we were suggesting you stay up and clean all night long, did you? Gosh no, what we mean is that you need to make the most of your self-cleaning appliances. And here’s the thing: even if your appliances are not the self-clean models, you can still make them clean all night long!

 
Rangetop/Stovetop […]

November 8th, 2019|Cleaning Tips|

Back to Basics: Cutting Through the Cleaning Cupboard Clutter

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need 25 different cleaners to clean your home. Only a few cleaning supplies are actually essential. As they say, less is more, five products are all you really need. In fact, less is more applies to the amount of cleaner you use when cleaning as well. Too much of […]

November 6th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

How to Clean a Dirty Door Screen

With some messes, you just don’t know where to start. With a dirty window or door screen, it’s tempting to start with a power wash, followed with a heavy-duty scrub, or better yet, throw it out and buy a new one. But with a little bit of elbow grease and no time constraints, you can […]

October 30th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance|

4 Fundamental Rules to Keeping a Tidy Desk

There are infinite articles and videos online showing you how to keep your desk tidy. Solutions, hacks, and systems to reduce clutter abound with the aim to make you more efficient, have a cleaner home and appear more professional. These all have their merits and are not to be dismissed, however, these four simple rules […]

October 16th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

How to Tackle the Toughest Thanksgiving Stains

It’s the extra touches that turn special holiday meals from good to fantastic, things like trimmings and of course, the favourite family recipes passed down from generation to generation which are so unique to every home. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving turkey without gravy and cranberry? No, neither can we. So fill up the gravy […]

October 4th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Laundry, Thanksgiving|

Your 2019 Thanksgiving Cleaning Countdown

Thanksgiving Day is the first fall holiday after the kids return to school. Hosting family and friends can be incredibly stressful. This year, get ahead of the Thanksgiving feast frenzy with our workback cleaning schedule guaranteed to lessen the stress and have you prepared well ahead of turkey day!

 
3 WEEKS BEFORE
Prep Your Gear

Pull out your […]

October 2nd, 2019|Celebration, Cleaning Tips, Fall, Family, Thanksgiving|