Family

Tips to Jazz Up Packed School Lunches

After the novelty of going back to school, reconnecting with friends and seeing who their new teacher is, kids can start to find school boring, stressful and downright uninspiring. One of the first signs of school boredom or stress is the uneaten lunch. If your kid is not bored or stressed, an uneaten lunch can […]

October 18th, 2019|Family, Food, School Lunches|

Your 2019 Thanksgiving Cleaning Countdown

Thanksgiving Day is the first fall holiday after the kids return to school. Hosting family and friends can be incredibly stressful. This year, get ahead of the Thanksgiving feast frenzy with our workback cleaning schedule guaranteed to lessen the stress and have you prepared well ahead of turkey day!

 
3 WEEKS BEFORE
Prep Your Gear

Pull out your […]

October 2nd, 2019|Celebration, Cleaning Tips, Fall, Family, Thanksgiving|

Tried, Tested and True: How to Clean Back to School Stains

Ink, blood and fruit juice stains once again become daily messes when the kids are back in school. We’ve poured through history books to find old-fashioned cleaning methods that still stand the test of time.

 
Ink will Sink
Although pens and pencils are slowly becoming relics of the past, kids still use ink in the classroom for […]

September 27th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Family, Laundry|

Tips to Help Your Teen Have a Less-Messy Bedroom

The teen years are difficult for teens and parents alike, and one of the top reasons is because a teen’s natural instinct is to create mess everywhere they go. The internet is widespread with the endless psychological reasons that teenagers aren’t bothered by mess, especially in their bedrooms. And, what’s even more prevalent are the […]

September 18th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

How to Clean Up Your Family Bedtime Routine

Getting back to school in September can be tough. The transition from flip-flops to shoes, the beach to the classroom, or baseball to homework, can be difficult for everyone. Summer vacation is a great way to unwind, but can wreak havoc on bedtime rituals. So, with the carefree days of summer a distant memory, it’s […]

September 6th, 2019|Family, Health|

Ready for Back To School? It’s Time to Restock Lunch Box Supplies

Whether you pack lunches in the morning, or the night before, knowing where to find the lunch box supplies is the key to success. Designating a cupboard or drawer for those items is the first step. But, don’t stop there! The following tips will make this daily chore quick and easy:

 
PURGE
Cracked container, ill-fitting lids, and […]

September 4th, 2019|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

How to Plan Your Cleanest Camping Trip Ever!

Marshmallows roasting over an open fire. Endless days and weeks lounging lakeside in a hammock. Sleeping under the stars. Ah, the joys of camping are endless! But what can make or break a camping experience is how well you prepare. The secret to making the most of your time in the great outdoors is doing […]

August 21st, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

Refresh Your First Aid Kit for Summer’s Adventures

Summer can be a very busy time. Some folks will retreat to cottages up north. Others will plan a long road trip by bike, camp under the stars or backpack across Europe. Kids will head off to horseback camp, hockey camp, coding camp and sleep-away camp, while some people may choose to just stay home […]

July 31st, 2019|Family, Health, Outdoors, Summer|

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|