Green Housekeeping

The Great Porch Project

If your porch is still showing signs of winter, it really, truly, is time to get to work! Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to help you transform your porch into a summery paradise.

Remove Signs of Seasons Past

Start your porch makeover by putting away items like snow shovels, left over bags of ice salt and the […]

Abracadabra! Time to Celebrate Microfibre’s Magical Powers!

In 1999, The University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) pilot tested microfibre mops for a year to see how they compared with wet loop mops. The results were staggering! Switching to microfibre mops equated to a 60% lifetime cost savings, a 95% reduction in chemical costs associated with mopping tasks and 20% labour savings […]

April 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Maintenance, Spring|

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 […]

If these Walls Could Talk

Do you take your walls for granted? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even ‘Martha Stewart’ style cleaners need a reminder that walls require, at minimum, a yearly scrub down too. The job may seem daunting and boring, but all you need are a few 60-minute scrub sessions and a tiny splash of elbow grease. Follow this 3-step […]

March 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Maintenance, Spring|

Getting the Best Results from your Dishwasher

Any appliance repair specialists will agree: no two dishwashers are created equal. What’s more, every single one of these experts not only carries tools and spare parts; they each carry a wealth of experience and more than a few of tricks of the trade. Here’s a handy list of their top dos and don’ts to […]

February 16th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

Old-fashioned Cleaning Tricks that Still Work

Inheritance comes in all shapes and sizes: large sums of money, treasured heirlooms, secret family recipes like Granny’s shortbread or Uncle Bill’s BBQ rib glaze. Once in a while, an indispensable pearl of wisdom trickles down too, such as strange and wonderful ways to clean your home. Here’s a list of some old-fashioned cleaning tips […]

February 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Laundry, Maintenance|

Cottage Life: Make sure you hear the ‘Eco’

Just because you’re going to the cottage for a week doesn’t mean you have to leave all your eco-friendly habits behind. In fact, with a little planning and focus you can have a fabulous green vacation too; here’s how:

Reduce: Purchase only what you need so you’ll have less perishable items to deal with. Don’t use disposable […]

Get rid of it: Indoor Safety Concerns

Keep your home as safe as possible by staying on top of these concerns:

Fire alarms: Make sure all alarms (smoke and carbon monoxide) are in good working condition and placed in the right areas of your home. There should be one on each floor. Choose a month (February works) and replace batteries annually, […]

February 11th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Pets|

Tops Tips to help you Save on Energy Usage

Using your appliances more efficiently can help save water and energy – and also save you money! When it comes to buying new appliances, MOLLY MAID, Canada's leading residential cleaning company, recommends that you choose the most efficient models to make a big difference.

 

Spare the Dryer

Drying your clothes more […]

January 23rd, 2015|Green Housekeeping|

No Rest from Garden Duties

While January is not a traditionally busy gardening season, MOLLY MAID, the professional cleaning company, believes that just like keeping on top of housework and cleaning, there are still some gardening tasks that need to be done!

So, when the weather allows, carry on clearing paths of moss and leaves in January. […]

January 21st, 2015|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips|