Organization Tips

Back to Basics: Cutting Through the Cleaning Cupboard Clutter

Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need 25 different cleaners to clean your home. Only a few cleaning supplies are actually essential. As they say, less is more, five products are all you really need. In fact, less is more applies to the amount of cleaner you use when cleaning as well. Too much of […]

November 6th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

4 Fundamental Rules to Keeping a Tidy Desk

There are infinite articles and videos online showing you how to keep your desk tidy. Solutions, hacks, and systems to reduce clutter abound with the aim to make you more efficient, have a cleaner home and appear more professional. These all have their merits and are not to be dismissed, however, these four simple rules […]

October 16th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

Recycling Reminders – Not All Plastics are Created Equal

With all the different types of plastic packaging in use today, it can be tricky to know exactly what you can and can’t toss in the blue bin…but, there are ways! On most plastic jars, containers, and other packaging there’s a recycling logo on the label or it’s stamped right into the plastic. Look for […]

October 11th, 2019|Green Housekeeping, Organization Tips, Recycling|

How to Minimize the Wardrobe Switch from Summer to Fall

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 […]

September 20th, 2019|Fall, Laundry, Organization Tips, Summer|

Tips to Help Your Teen Have a Less-Messy Bedroom

The teen years are difficult for teens and parents alike, and one of the top reasons is because a teen’s natural instinct is to create mess everywhere they go. The internet is widespread with the endless psychological reasons that teenagers aren’t bothered by mess, especially in their bedrooms. And, what’s even more prevalent are the […]

September 18th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

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|

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|

How You Can Transform Your Shed with a Pegboard

Everyone knows there are many tools to keep your yard well-manicured and looking its best. The basics include a lawnmower, weed wacker, sheers, spade and a rake. However, a true gardening enthusiast knows these are just the bare minimum. A real horticulturalist has a stockpile of handy gadgets to keep their grass lush and vibrant, […]

June 19th, 2019|Organization Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

How to Maximize Your Toiletries

If you share a home with roommates or children, the toiletry situation is likely out of hand. Different shampoos and conditioners for every different hair type, two or more almost-empty toothpaste tubes littering the vanity, and sometimes up to a dozen half-used containers of face and body cream. Here’s how the frugalistas get more bang […]

April 19th, 2019|Organization Tips, Other, Uncategorized|

Clean Your Room — the Modern Way!

Even if you lived it, it’s hard to imagine that not so long ago, parents would yell out the front door, or from the balcony, for kids to come clean up their rooms. And with no friend finder apps around, there was the tasking chore of having to dial 10 whole digits over and over until you […]

April 17th, 2019|Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|