Family

Canada Day, Fresh Fruit and Tattoos!

Canada Day marks more than just the birth of our nation. For kids, it’s the kick-off to summer vacation; for adults, it typically brings the warm weather we’ve dreamed about all winter.  But, above all, it’s a three-day weekend.  So, kick off your shoes and celebrate!  Invite the gang over for a BBQ and raise […]

June 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Outdoors, Party, Summer|

Ultimate Guide to a Litterless Birthday Party

Planning a kid’s birthday party can be stressful. Not to mention, how expensive over-the-top themed parties can get and how much garbage they can create. Here’s some innovative ways to keep the fun count super high and the litter count at absolute zero:

Go Bandanas!

Instead of paper napkins, set out bandana napkins which can later double […]

June 13th, 2018|Family, Green Housekeeping, Party|

Professional Catering Tips for Easy Party Clean up

Whether hosting your parents’ 30th wedding anniversary; throwing a surprise 50th for your spouse; or celebrating your daughter’s sweet sixteen; the celebration should be fun for all, including the host. Avoid party planning anxiety and clean up stress with these professional tips.

Embrace tablecloths

Tablecloths not only look great, they also catch crumbs and soak up spills. […]

June 11th, 2018|Family, Outdoors, Summer|

Lock, Lock! Who’s there?

You’ll be relieved to hear that this isn’t a bad knock-knock joke, it’s actually a fairy tale come true! It’s the solution sought by everyone who’s ever been locked out of their house; or whose kids have lost their key; or whose contractors show up without a key.

The hero of this tale is the under […]

May 30th, 2018|Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Outdoors|

Cords are Messy! Learn to Wrangle Them

Nothing makes a home office look more disheveled than a tangle of cords behind the desk. With so many devices these days, in a blink of an eye, what was once organized can become a frustrating knot. Take control of cable management in a snap with a few ingenious tricks and DIY hacks.

Box’em Up

An empty […]

May 25th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Take your Mom to the Gadget Spa!

Although a bouquet of boho chic flowers sounds really nice, their wow factor is short lived. Instead of bogging mom down with floral duties, uplift her by taking her gadgets to the spa. Moms live in the fast lane, so this Mother’s Day offer to clean up their technosphere.

Wireless Wonder

The hottest DIY trend in cleaning […]

May 2nd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Mother's Day|

Children’s Books about Cleaning

It’s not just doomed fairy tale children whose parents and not-so-evil stepmothers make them do chores; human children must learn this life skill too. Here’s a list of children’s books that teach children the important message that everyone must help out around the house:

A Wonderful Week by Marjolein Varekamp
Busy, Busy Town by author/illustrator […]

April 11th, 2018|Family|

Free House! …Dust Free, that is!

It’s not just asthma and allergy sufferers who benefit from minimizing the dust, pollen, and pollutant count in their homes. Clean air is good for all humans and animals alike. The only problem is that dust is a mostly-invisible-foe. With a few home design tweaks, new stick-to-it habits and some cutting-edge technology, you can keep […]

5 Simple Ways to Keep your Hotel Room Tidy

Whether you’re a family of four or a solo traveler, living out of a suitcase for more than a couple of nights can get messy. Even with daily hotel housekeeping on your side, you need to put some rules and systems into place. Here’s our tips:

Hang it up!

The closed-loop hangers provided at most hotels are […]

March 28th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips, Spring, Vacation|

How to Break up with yours Stacks, Heaps and Piles of Things

Here’s a not-so-secret-secret: the only difference between a tidy home and a messy home is allegiance to storage systems. Look around an organized home and you’ll see storage in every shape and size; custom shelving, cabinets, racks, storage boxes, bins and lovely baskets. Ready to reduce your unsightly mounds once and for all? Follow this […]

March 21st, 2018|Family, Organization Tips, Spring|