Laundry

How to Clean Campfire Ash off your Favourite Pair of Pants

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 […]

August 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

How to Remove Gum from Clothes in 6 Easy Steps

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 […]

August 9th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Laundry|

Clean up your Hydro Bill this Summer!

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, […]

June 21st, 2019|Laundry, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

The Beach Clean Method: Benefits of Sun-Bleaching Laundry

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 […]

May 17th, 2019|Laundry, Outdoors, Spring, Summer|

How to Clean a Velour Blanket

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 […]

January 30th, 2019|Laundry, Maintenance|

Rethinking the Laundry Room is Really Quite Simple

Is your laundry room a happy place? Or a corner of the basement with limited lighting and a cold floor? If it’s the latter, it’s time to take action and turn your dingy, inefficient laundry space into the laundromat of your dreams. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much. Just six or seven household items can make […]

January 25th, 2019|Laundry, Organization Tips|

Stain Removal Tips for a Happy Halloween

Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Fortnite’s Brite Bomber look to be some of the hot costume picks this Halloween, alongside the ever-popular classics: vampires, clowns and the peppy cheerleader. The brighter and more realistic, the better! Don’t let coloured hairspray or face paint mishaps give you a Halloween headache. No matter how scary your Halloween […]

October 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Laundry|

39 Things you can Clean or Make with a Toothbrush!

Stop! Before you throw away your old toothbrush, check out our list of 39 things you can clean with this humble but mighty little scrubber. Prior to re-assigning it to new jobs, soak the bristle part in vinegar for 30 minutes, then run it through the dishwasher a few times.

Here are ways to repurpose your […]

October 17th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Maintenance|

How to Store your Swimming Essentials so they Last Longer

Make sure to follow our guide on properly storing your summer items after a long season to ensure they are ready-to-wear for another summer!

There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect summer suit, to then have it destroyed from improper summer storage, or going to unpack your summer supplies and finding them to be unusable.   Now […]

September 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

Creative Cures for Wardrobe Blues

The environmental slogan ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ first started being used in the mid-70s after U.S. Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  No one can say for sure who coined the catchy phrase, but for nearly 50 years it has become part of our daily lingo.  To honour the idea and go one step […]

July 11th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Maintenance|