Cleaning Tips

Give your Hair Accessories the Salon Treatment

There’s no end to the things we can clean in our homes, and there’s also no end to the things we didn’t know we needed to clean. For example, when was the last time you cleaned your grooming tools like combs, hair brushes and picks? Here are nine simple steps to keep your hair products […]

October 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance|

Make this your Cleanest Thanksgiving Ever

If this is your year to host Thanksgiving, turn the tables on the tsunami of pots and pans you’ll need. Potlucks work wonders when it comes to clean-up time, especially during the holidays. In fact, it’s a fun way for everyone to share their favourite Thanksgiving foods and traditions, while allowing the host to enjoy […]

October 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Party|

Pack Away Patio Essentials the Right Way

Although outdoor dining may be an option for another month or so, there will come the dreaded day when it’s time to store away the patio furniture and accessories. Whether it’s headed to the shed, into the garage or down to the basement, washing off summer filth is a necessary step.

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September 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Outdoors|

Pack Away Swimming Essentials the Right Way

There’s nothing worse than getting invited to a pool opening party and not being able to find your favourite bathing suit, swim trunks or flip-flops. Or worse, finding them crumpled in heaps emanating a foul stench that can never be washed away. Now that summer break’s over, and the kids are back at school, it’s […]

September 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

How Clean? Celebrity Clean!

Gossip magazines tend to focus their glossy coverage on celebrity fashion, relationships and botox. Once in a while, a well-respected magazine like Architectural Digest will do a feature on a celebrity and we’ll get glimpses of an A-lister’s design preferences and décor,  as was the case in their fly-off-the-shelf January 2018 issue when Jennifer Aniston […]

September 21st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Organization Tips|

Make This Your Cleanest Carpooling Season Ever!

Whether it’s hockey practice, piano lessons, jazz, tap or modern dance class, our kids’ active lifestyles keep us on the run – and in the car. For most of us, connecting with other parents to set up a carpooling schedule is a lifesaver! Eliminating even one drop-off or pick-up allows us to catch our breath […]

September 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Take Me out to the Ballpark and Wash Me when I Get Gross!

Your favourite baseball cap is so much more than a simple fashion statement in the summer. While it may cheer on the home team, it also shades your face from the blinding sun, protecting your eyes and skin from harmful UV rays. The only downside to this fashion powerhouse is that dirt and sweat are […]

August 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Taming the Canadian Trash Panda

The cutest masked bandit on earth, the North American raccoon, has been wreaking havoc in Canadian cities for years. It can be found from coast to coast*, but is most prolific in big city centres where it has adapted well to city life – the smell from human garbage, compost and recycling being simply irresistible! […]

August 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors|

DIY Hand Sanitizer – A Summer Essential!

Undoubtedly, the warmer the summer, the stickier it can become. From cool treats like sliced watermelon and popsicles, to camping favourites like s’mores and roasted marshmallows, fun in the sun can quickly become a hot mess! Be prepared this summer with your very own DIY hand sanitizer. Get creative and make one for each member […]

August 24th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

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|