Health

October Calls for Endless Soup!

This fall we want to help you keep your diet, counters, and your pots & pans cleaner than they’ve ever been. So first we’ll share an easy to make carrot lentil soup recipe, and then we’ll give you a couple of quick tips on cleaning before and after a batch cooking marathon.

 
Try it Yourself: Carrot-Lentil […]

October 23rd, 2019|Fall, Food, Health, Uncategorized|

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:

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

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

Riddle Me Rhubarb: What cleans pots, kills bugs and tastes great in a pie?

Big green leaves and beautiful pink stalks make rhubarb a striking fan favourite for many garden enthusiasts. But, for some, it’s still relatively unknown. While you may have eaten it in pies, cakes or crisps, not many would know it in its natural form, let alone use it in the kitchen. Rhubarb is a series […]

August 7th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Outdoors, Summer|

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|

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.
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One of our neighbours cuts everything with the same […]

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