Health

Give your Hair Accessories the Salon Treatment

There’s no end to the things we can clean in our homes, and there’s also no end to the things we didn’t know we needed to clean. For example, when was the last time you cleaned your grooming tools like combs, hair brushes and picks? Here are nine simple steps to keep your hair products […]

October 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance|

The Buzz-Worthy Benefits of Beeswax

Honey is Canada’s sweetest production. Thanks to dedicated beekeepers across the country, there are endless types of the all-natural sweetener for your tea, toast, iced drinks, desserts and body products. But, honey aside, the busy bees create an equally important staple to have on hand at home: beeswax!  Anti-bacterial and non-toxic, beeswax can also be […]

September 12th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Back-to-School Lunch Favourite: Mini Veggie Lasagna Pies

Despite all the healthy prepackaged foods and snacks available at the grocery store, nothing compares to the taste of a delicious homecooked meal or snack. More and more families are embracing the good old fashioned art of batch cooking to ensure their kids are well-fed throughout the week. Comfort foods like soup, chili and pasta […]

September 7th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

Battling Back-to-School Bugs

As kids head back to school this month, or start for the first time, be prepared for the inevitable ritual of sickness that follows in their wake. It’s a fact! GPs report that, in the second week of September, their practice is bombarded with kids complaining of runny noses, sore throats and coughs of all […]

September 5th, 2018|Fall, Family, Health, Maintenance|

DIY Hand Sanitizer – A Summer Essential!

Undoubtedly, the warmer the summer, the stickier it can become. From cool treats like sliced watermelon and popsicles, to camping favourites like s’mores and roasted marshmallows, fun in the sun can quickly become a hot mess! Be prepared this summer with your very own DIY hand sanitizer. Get creative and make one for each member […]

August 24th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

Purge Plastic in the Kitchen with Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Organic man-made plastic was first invented in 1855. Cheap, strong and durable, it was seen as some kind of indestructible wonder material. Unfortunately, its indestructible nature is why it has now become a problem. Scientists have recently estimated the amount of plastic created worldwide since 1950 to be 8.3 billion metric tons! Of course, the […]

August 22nd, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Other|

Shoo Fruit Fly? 7 Habits to Free Your Home of Pesky Fruit Flies

Whether it’s the heat, the open doors and windows, or the bounty of fresh fruit, little clouds of fruit flies seem to appear as if by magic in the summer months. Common culprits that attract the unwanted guests are half-empty juice boxes, beer cans, potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, apples and garbage disposals. The good news? The […]

August 17th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health|

Give Your Garden a Wild Makeover!

Clover, crocus, violet, thistle.  Do any of these names ring a bell?  What about dandelion?  Ok, now you get the picture.  Yep, we’re talking wildflowers.  No, they are not showy, over-the-top fragrant, or voluptuous like roses and tulips. But it’s time to let these gentle giants grow!  Learn how they can add charm, colour, love […]

July 13th, 2018|Health, Outdoors, Summer|

Get your Bike Road-ready in Minutes!

Cycling the open road is an enjoyable activity for people of all ages and all abilities.  As we strive to live a more active lifestyle, riding a bike is an easy and accessible choice.  Whether you ride for pleasure, as a mode of transportation, or compete in long-distance racing, cleaning your bike is a must. […]

July 6th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Endless Blooms: How to Clean Artificial Flowers

Artificial flower bouquets are beautiful, practical and a godsend for allergy-sufferers – until they become covered in dust. Once dirty, they can quickly make a room look dated and unclean. And, while they don’t require the care and specific living conditions of a real live plant, they still need a regular cleaning routine to look […]