Did you know just one glance at a plant can lower your heart rate? It’s true! Studies show the health benefits don’t stop there. According to NASA research, plants remove toxins from the air every 24 hours. Plants pull contaminants into the soil, where root zone microorganisms convert them into food. So, tempt your senses and bring […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]