Cleaning your home has so many more benefits than just clean floors and shiny mirrors. In fact, cleaning has many psychological benefits as well. And, it’s these psychological benefits that really stand out in Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project. Gretchen’s focus in the book is much more extensive, taking a full year, month by […]
In a 24-hour period, we make non-stop choices that lead us towards or away from clutter. It can be something as simple as accepting one more rewards card, or another set of holiday themed towels. Avoid the following behaviours in order to keep your home purged once and for all.
The Curbside Clearance Rack
Walking or driving […]
Waste free grocery stores and zero waste lifestyle boutiques continue to pop up in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. It’s not just peace-love-and-granola multi-taskers that are getting onboard with this trend. Everywhere you turn, people are going one step further to save the earth, and they’re not just cutting down on garbage, they’re cutting down […]
Everyone has them. Those pie-in-the-sky projects that just keep piling up. Typically, the delay boils down to the assumptions we make about how much time we think we need to complete the task at hand, but not anymore! We’ve asked painters and organization gurus to nail down the basic completion time on a couple of […]
A few years ago, Samsung commissioned a study to address the bizarre phenomenon that happens when socks go into the washing machines, never to be seen again. The study concluded that in a single lifetime, people who do laundry lose a minimum of 1,264 socks! To add insult to injury, the cost for a lifetime […]
Pets: Dogs and cats are very curious creatures, and as such, your Christmas tree may be in jeopardy during the holiday season. Here are some clever ways to protect your tree from your curious pets.
If you are planning to put up a large tree, place it in the corner of a room, so it’s […]
If you’re feeling overwhelmed these days, you’re not alone. Although we’re living in the most abundant, uber-connected, technically savvy time, the pace of progress is wearing us down. More and more print and online magazines dedicate space to stress management articles, meditation practices and mental health. There’s virtually too many excellent strategies to chose from, […]
It doesn’t matter if the junk you accumulate is in your home, garage or computer hard drive, it must be cleaned and purged regularly. Typically, the family laptop is the last thing on the list to be cleaned; often being forgotten all together. So, if it’s time for you to delete, defrag or archive, we’ve […]
Most of us don’t want to admit it, but our homes are drowning in plastic shopping bags. The truth is, we’ve fallen prey to their so-called convenience, when in fact they’re nothing but trouble. Plastic bags tear easily, cost money, are bad for the environment, and are a terrible fashion accessory. Here are 5 alternatives […]
In the eras before radio and recordings, pianos were a middle-class must-have. They were the main source of a family’s music and entertainment. But, with the way of technology, this is no longer the case. Many families have pianos sitting around taking up space and collecting dust because getting rid of them is a real […]