Fall

Mantle Cleaning 101

December is a month of celebration, where families across the country enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa – just to name a few. Decorations, new and old, are pulled from boxes and hung with care. For homes with a fireplace, the mantle is often a favourite spot for festive decor. But, don’t let dirt and soot smear your efforts. […]

December 7th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Winter|

Get your Condo Winter-Ready

Extinguish Drafts

In a condo, the majority of unwanted cold air blows in through leaky windows. According to the experts, the best indication of a leak is water, especially on the inside of the window. That usually means that there’s a draft or current of air coming through. For a quick fix on a small to […]

November 14th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Winter|

Stain Removal Tips for a Happy Halloween

Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Fortnite’s Brite Bomber look to be some of the hot costume picks this Halloween, alongside the ever-popular classics: vampires, clowns and the peppy cheerleader. The brighter and more realistic, the better! Don’t let coloured hairspray or face paint mishaps give you a Halloween headache. No matter how scary your Halloween […]

October 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Laundry|

Time to Clean the Air Conditioner

Your home’s outside air conditioning unit is probably the last thing you think about as the temperature starts to go down. However, there are a few simple things you should include in your fall clean up to ensure your AC is in working order once the temperatures are on their way back up next year. […]

October 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

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.

Ketchup, Mustard & Hot Sauce […]

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

Use Your Beach Coolers All Year Long

Summer may be over, but this year, keep your beach coolers, insulated tote bags and collapsible cooler baskets handy throughout the fall and winter. Coolers are specifically designed in all shapes and sizes to help improve all areas of our lives. The benefits are endless!

Stick to the Savings Goal

Always be ready to take advantage of […]

September 19th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Battling Back-to-School Bugs

As kids head back to school this month, or start for the first time, be prepared for the inevitable ritual of sickness that follows in their wake. It’s a fact! GPs report that, in the second week of September, their practice is bombarded with kids complaining of runny noses, sore throats and coughs of all […]

September 5th, 2018|Fall, Family, Health, Maintenance|

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|

It’s Not Garbage: How to Clean Garbage Cans

It’s a good idea to give garbage, recycling, and other garbage and compost containers a good clean a few times a year. Plan this chore for before the snow falls this year. Here’s a guide:

Small trash cans can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. Your small compost container can go into the dishwasher as well.

For […]

October 21st, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Fall|