Organization Tips

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|

How to Purge Your Growing Magazine Stash

These days, being a magazine lover is complicated: the environmentalists shun our glossy-page habit, and furthermore, more and more magazines are ceasing publication. If your devotion to magazine subscriptions is out of hand, there’s a few pain-free ways to slash your stashes below from our cleaning service experts at MOLLY MAID:
Switch to Electronic Subscriptions
Although it […]

April 10th, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Book Review: The Art of the Pantry

In the introduction to her second cookbook, The Art of the Pantry: Save Time and Money with 150 Delicious Meals Using Everyday Ingredients, Claire Thomson writes: “A well-stocked kitchen needn’t mean piles of expensive and esoteric ingredients (here lies waste and all sorts of culinary trouble), but crucial, necessary items that will make day-to-day cooking […]

March 29th, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

From Winter Closet to Spring Closet: How to Make the Switch

In a country with four distinct seasons, our closets are simply not big enough! Footwear alone requires a range of items. Winter boots, rain boots, shoes and sandals take up a lot of space. And, let’s not forget outerwear: from big bulky parkas to waterproof jackets to cute little wraps in the summer. If you’re […]

March 27th, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips, Spring|

Be the USB Changer You Want to See in the World

For as long as many of us can remember, it’s felt like our homes have been drowning in paper: bills, tax forms, junk mail, registrations, applications, you name it! But now, thanks to the internet, bit by bit, everything’s going electronic. So now it feels like we’re drowning in cables! We need to charge our […]

March 13th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

Time to Clean the Deep Freezer

Spring’s just around the corner, so it’s time to clean the deep freezer. Storage times for the deep freezer vary for every single type of food: on average soups and pasta dishes should only be stored up to three months; fresh poultry varies from nine to twelve months, and leftovers like pizza should only be […]

March 8th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|

3 Tips to Wow your Garage Sale Crowd this Year

Garage sale season is on our doorsteps! But this year, you’ve got to get an early-early start because Marie Kondo has sparked a global purging trend (for more organization tips from Marie Kondo, see our blog here), which means your garage sale might have steeper than usual competition. Follow these garage sale organization tips from our […]

March 6th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips, Spring|

Your Most Organized Tax Season Ever!

It’s “that time” again…time to start planning your tax season strategy for 2019. This year, the Canada Revenue Agency starts accepting returns on Tuesday, February 26th, and the last day to submit is Tuesday, April 30th. The good news is that if you start today, you’ve got more than two months to get your paperwork […]

February 22nd, 2019|Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Inspire Yourself with the Show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

The creators of the Netflix show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ are marketing geniuses. Released on January 1, 2019 the show arrived on our virtual TV doorstep on the same day that most of us were looking to make all manner of lifestyle changes, whether it be diet, fitness, cleaning or budgeting. For us at […]

February 15th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Organization Tips|