Cleaning Tips

From Toxic to Healthy: How to Clean up your Art Supplies

Creative activities such as painting, sculpting, drawing and photography are relaxing and rewarding hobbies. They help lower stress levels and leave us feeling mentally clear and calm. The mental health benefits are clear, but exposure to toxic chemicals found in some art supplies can result in headaches, nausea, breathing issues and other health implications.

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November 22nd, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Clean Mirrors Boost Morale

November weather can often seem dull and dreary. The leaves have fallen off the trees, the grass is no longer green and yet snow is still a month or so away. Don’t let this lack lustre feel invade your home; keep your mirrors clean and bright. It’s that simple – because a clean mirror can transform […]

November 1st, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Best Way to Clean the Cat’s Litter Box

Cleaning the cat’s litter box is important – for you and your cat. Cats are clean animals, but they can leave nasty germs in their litter box. Toxoplasmosis, for example, is one of the nastiest. In fact, health experts advise pregnant women to stay far away from the cat litter box and get someone else […]

October 25th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

How to Clean and Organize your Purse

Have trouble finding your keys or your lipstick? An organized purse will save you time. Here are 9 tips that will help:

Dump everything out of your purse onto a table or kitchen counter. Divide the contents into piles: makeup, personal items (gum, aspirin), credit cards, loyalty cards, feminine products, keys, cell phone, pens/pencils, cash, […]

October 20th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

How to Deal with a Messy Roommate

Dirty dishes, mouldy shower tiles, shoes, clothes and other things strewn on every surface, and a toothpaste-laden sink are all signs that you are sharing space with a super messy roommate. What can you do about?

Talk about the problem: Your roommate may not realize there’s a problem. Bring the messy home up in a lighthearted […]

October 13th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

6 Things you should Clean Every Day

1) Hand and dish towels: Hand towels in the washroom and dish towels in the kitchen are the most used towels in a household. Put out fresh clean towels every day and use this trick to freshen up the dingy ones: Put towels into the washer with the usual detergent, but add 1 cup of […]

October 11th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Mouldy Caulking: Should you Clean it or Replace it?

No one likes stepping into a shower and seeing spotting mouldy spots in corner caulking. Here’s what to do about it:

TRY CLEANING IT WITH VINEGAR. Put white vinegar into a spray bottle (its acidity makes anywhere you spray it an inhospitable place for mould). Spray the vinegar, full strength, onto the mouldy surfaces. Wait […]

October 6th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Fall Purge: 7 Things you can get Rid of Right Now

1) Sunscreen: Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you should pack away the sunscreen. It protects skin from the sun’s burning rays all year around. But has it expired? The product should be stamped with an expiration date somewhere, usually at the bottom of the bottle. In general, it can last a year or two. […]

October 4th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Fall|

How to get your Laundry to Peak Performance

All-purpose laundry detergent ranks high on most people’s list of comforts. What’s not to love? They’re easy to use (especially the pods!), they’re safe for the environment and they make our clothes smell great; however, that hasn’t always been the case.

According to the Soap and Detergent Association of Canada, it wasn’t until 1946 that developers of […]

September 29th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Housekeepers are Worth their Weight in Gold!

The most recent happiness study, conducted by the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, found that people experience more happiness when buying time, rather than material possessions. Even small choices, such as shopping at a grocery store closer to home, even if it is more expensive, makes us happier because it provides extra time […]

September 15th, 2017|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|