Health

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 […]

How to Clean Himalayan Salt Lamps

Popular in the eighties, Himalayan salt lamps are back in favour. And, not just at the local health food store. These beautiful glowing pink salt blocks can be found all over the place; from your doctor’s office to the local coffee shop, helping to clean the air for a better, healthier environment.

As a salt lamp […]

May 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

Garbage Goals: Glamorous and Odour Free!

Just because Rome wasn’t built in a day, doesn’t mean you don’t have it in you to accomplish enormous home improvement feats. Your perpetually smelly kitchen garbage can actually be cured! Follow these simple steps and say goodbye to your trash can blues.

Divide and Conquer

One of the main reasons kitchen garbage stinks is because there’s […]

Planning to Rent Out your Place? Here’s your Must-do Check List

If you’re thinking of renting out your entire house, your basement or a room in your home, there’s a lot you need to do before you post a “for rent” sign to make it someone else’s dream home. Making a rental unit move-in-ready isn’t just about décor. Becoming a good landlord means you understand how to protect your […]

May 9th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Housekeeping your Condo: A Beginner’s Guide

The greatest perk to condo life is the low-maintenance lifestyle.  Not having to shovel snow, clean gutters, rake leaves or worry about leaks in the roof gives you more time to enjoy what you like doing best. But unfortunately, this advantage doesn’t extend inside the unit. A cleaning routine is still a must for condo living. […]

Think Outside the Pot: 3 Ways to Decorate with Plants

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 […]

April 25th, 2018|Green Housekeeping, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Spring|

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 […]