Family

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|

Pack the Perfect Litter-free Lunch

School lunches can generate a lot of waste. In fact, the Recycling Council of Ontario suggests that the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, which translates to an average school generating up to 8,500 kilograms (18,700 lbs) of waste per year. Considering all the schools across Canada, […]

March 14th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

Spring Cleaning vs. Everyday Cleaning: The Ultimate Checklist

Everywhere you look, spring clean buzz is in the air! Internet headlines and the cover of every home decor magazine are ready to tackle spring cleaning! But, apart from being an annual tradition, what does it really mean? Is there actually a difference between spring cleaning and weekly chores? Here’s our ultimate checklist:
Typically, everyday cleaning […]

Swedish Death Cleaning: A Surprisingly Uplifting Process

This new macabre-sounding cleaning technique may be more than just a passing lifestyle fad thanks to its unexpectedly inspirational common sense philosophy. Swedish death cleaning is simply the act of scaling down our belongings so that our loved ones will not have to deal with the mess after we’ve passed on. The only somberness in […]

March 7th, 2018|Family, Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Your Clothes Called, they want you to Iron Out these Bad Habits

Gunk on your iron got you steaming? That gunk is simply a result of synthetic and natural fibres melting onto the iron’s soleplate when it’s too hot. In typical morning mayhem, we flip the iron to its highest temperature setting, so we can quickly smooth a few key wrinkles from our favourite blouse. But it’s […]

February 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Laundry|

The Subtle Art of Perfecting Valentine’s Day

The French poet, Pierre Reverdy, wrote, “there is no love; there are only proofs of love. Whatever love I might feel in my heart, others will see only my action.” And, how true that is! We all know it’s the little things that really show someone you care. So, this Valentine’s Day, along with the […]

February 9th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Valentine's Day|