It’s the extra touches that turn special holiday meals from good to fantastic, things like trimmings and of course, the favourite family recipes passed down from generation to generation which are so unique to every home. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving turkey without gravy and cranberry? No, neither can we. So fill up the gravy […]
Ink, blood and fruit juice stains once again become daily messes when the kids are back in school. We’ve poured through history books to find old-fashioned cleaning methods that still stand the test of time.
Ink will Sink
Although pens and pencils are slowly becoming relics of the past, kids still use ink in the classroom for […]
It’s finally here! Sweater weather is here to stay, and we can finally bring out the wools and tweeds. But what happens when there’s an unexpected spill, your cats spend the night sleeping on you favourite wool jacket, or you’re tempted to do an express machine wash?
Keep Away from the Washing Machine!
NEVER. Never, ever throw […]
Living in a four-season climate means that you own a huge variety of clothing, including outerwear like winter coats and snow pants, as well as footwear that can range from flip-flops to snowmobiling boots.
In the olden days, there seemed to be a strict rule about not wearing whites past Labour Day – but things have […]
A sari, also spelled saree, is a style of clothing worn by women, primarily in South Asian countries such as India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal. Here in Canada, sari use is on the rise! They are beautiful, comfortable, and are available in an enormous variety of materials and design.
Saris are available in cotton, silk and […]
The joys of camping are many, spending time with family and friends, becoming one with nature and, of course, sleeping under the stars. And, let’s not forget, singing songs or perhaps a scary ghost story, while roasting marshmallows by the campfire (definitely a bedtime ritual loved by all). But what do you do when your […]
Sticky bubble gum is a cleaning challenge none of us want to face, especially if the gum has become stuck on a favourite garment. Fabric and gum do not play well together. The gum oozes into fibres and holds on tight. And, unlike gum in hair, another dreaded pair, it can’t just simply be cut […]
Cleaning isn’t just a VIP treatment reserved for kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Once in a while, we have to remember to clean our bills too! A survey of Canadian electricity bills published in 2017 concluded that Canadians keep paying more and more for hydro. But don’t despair, by consistently using our easy bill cleaning tips, […]
Drying your towels and whites in the sun is one of the best things about spring and summer. That sun-bleach-clean (sans bleach) is not only easier on sensitive skin but also much better for the environment! It helps cut down your electric usage and helps you get outdoors quicker because you’re not stuck inside waiting […]
On cold winter weekends, curling up by the fire with a good book is a wonderful indulgence. Especially, if you have a plush velour throw to keep you warm. If you’re more of the outward-bound type, a plush velour throw is still your best friend après anything. But how do you keep the fibres fresh […]