Family

Debunking Common Sunburn Myths

No matter how hard we try, sunburns are a common occurrence when the summer rolls around. Endless hours of warmth and daylight means we can finally enjoy patio time, tend to our gardens or enjoy life from the comfort of a picnic blanket. Unfortunately, most of us end up with sunburnt foreheads, shoulders or backs […]

July 3rd, 2019|Family, Health, Summer, Vacation|

Tips to Keep the Kids’ Sandbox Clean

Congratulations! You’ve bought the sandbox you wish you’d had when you were a kid, and now it’s ready for your children to play in. The next step is to figure out how to keep it clean, because rain, snow, cats and other animals will foul your child’s favourite play structure in no time. There are […]

June 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Teach your Teen how to Clean a Bathroom

No two families are alike when it comes to schedules, routines and chores, but most families are alike in that no one wants to clean the bathroom. Love it, or hate it, learning to clean your bathroom is a lifelong skill necessary for hygienic reasons (and for romantic reasons too).

Not sure when to teach your […]

May 15th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family|

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Scissors

In some households, kitchen scissors are multipurpose magicians. One minute they’re cutting architectural snowflakes, the next minute they’re slicing open a package of hot dogs, and after that someone’s getting their bangs trimmed. Sure, scissors have chameleonic superpowers, but it’s time you set some boundaries.
Post Pizza Party
One of our neighbours cuts everything with the same […]

April 24th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health|

Clean Your Room — the Modern Way!

Even if you lived it, it’s hard to imagine that not so long ago, parents would yell out the front door, or from the balcony, for kids to come clean up their rooms. And with no friend finder apps around, there was the tasking chore of having to dial 10 whole digits over and over until you […]

April 17th, 2019|Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Treat Your Home Like a Temple

Even if you’ve never stepped foot inside a temple, you’ve likely seen one in a film or magazine. Large or small, rich or poor, urban or rural, all temples have one striking thing in common: strict adherence to housekeeping rituals. When cleaning rituals are consistent, and non-negotiable, spaces look clean and calm. If you’ve always […]

April 12th, 2019|Family, Maintenance|

Love, Life & Sugar: How to Organize your Baking Stuff

Love and baked goods go way back. I Nothing quite says “I love you” louder than some tasty sweet baked goodies. From heart-shaped cookies to red velvet cupcakes to a sensual treat like strawberries dipped in chocolate, the way to your beloved’s heart is often through their stomach! And, it will come as no surprise […]

February 8th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Organization Tips, Valentine's Day|

Your Perfectly Organized Kitchen

A modern kitchen is a busy place. It has evolved from simply being where we eat to a central hub, where we work, create, inspire, entertain and seek comfort. As such, a room of this diversity needs to be well organized with tools both traditional and modern to help us along the way. Ensure your […]

January 16th, 2019|Family, Organization Tips|

It’s a Stovetop Miracle!

The gas fireplace and twinkly lights are aglow and your jazzy holiday playlist is just right.  All your guests have arrived with their favourite bottled drinks and famous hors d’oeuvres. The festivities are officially in motion! Sooner than later, everyone will be milling around your kitchen. Unavoidably, eyes will fall upon your stovetop. Will it […]

December 14th, 2018|Christmas, Cleaning Tips, Family, Party|

Fa La La La La, Festive Mantle Makeover!

Now that the mantlepiece is sparkling clean, tis the season to deck the halls! Whether gas, electric or wood burning, the hearth is the heart of the home. Here are a few tips to enhance your creative mantle decorating efforts:

Beware of Clutter

Remove everyday items from the mantle to make way for festive ones. Box up knickknacks […]

December 12th, 2018|Christmas, Family, Winter|