Health

Stainless Steel Straws are Modern Day Superheroes!

It’s estimated that in the U.S., 500 million single-use plastic straws are disposed of every single day! The horrific consequences of that usage are startling, and luckily, getting more air time. Studies suggest that as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world’s beaches – maring the landscape and harming wildlife. So, it should […]

July 10th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health|

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|

Make This Your Mom’s Best Day Ever! Part 2

Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Let us help you think outside the box to show her how much you really care. A gift is lovely, but to go the extra mile with an act of love is even better! So, whether you’re planning a gift for a New Mom or a Zen […]

May 8th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance, Mother's Day|

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|

Dishwasher Rinse Aid: Yes or No?

Ever look at your dishwasher door and wonder what the second smaller plastic reservoir beside the one designated for soap is for? You’re not alone! This little mystery has stumped many who, day in and day out, use their dishwasher religiously. Most just leave it empty assuming it’s a manufacturer’s mistake. There is no problem […]

February 27th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

How to Clean up your Winter Lips

Winter in Canada is a peculiar phenomenon: our homes can be clean as can be, our finances are in order, we can be eating healthy and getting a good night’s sleep, and yet there’s still something that doesn’t feel quite right. The problem: our skin. Freezing cold weeks, wicked winds and extra high thermostats take […]

February 6th, 2019|Health, Outdoors, Winter|

Toilet Bowl Goals

Ask a room of a thousand people, “What brings you joy?” and travel, relationships and fulfilling work will top the lists. Not one will say scrubbing my toilet. But we’re here to help reset your thought pattern when it comes to this unglamorous but necessary chore. By channeling the motivational wisdom of gurus like Tony […]

January 11th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

Can a Basket Change Your Life?

Yes! One lone basket can alter the course of your day, your week, and eventually your life! Whether it’s your favourite fruit basket from Belize, your grandmother’s treasured egg basket, or a wooden basket you found by someone’s trash heap on garbage day, you’re on your way to getting organized.  Here’s how:

Fruit Basket

If it were […]

December 26th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Book Review: Plenty – Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

The holidays can be stressful. What with office parties, hosting family and friends, the extra cleaning, the stress on our wallets, and don’t forget the concern over possible food sensitivities.

There are endless cookbooks dedicated to gluten-free, vegan, keto and zero-sugar diets, but very few celebrate a little of everything as well as Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ […]

December 21st, 2018|Celebration, Christmas, Health, Party, Winter|