Outdoors

Home Improved: The Transformational Power of a Work Back Schedule, Part 2

The longer we put things off, the heavier they weigh on our minds; case in point when it comes to cleaning our decks and siding. No need to be mired in guilt any longer, our work back schedules will show you how easy it is to tick these bore-chores off your to-do list.

Simplest Way to […]

Think Outside the Pot: 3 Ways to Decorate with Plants

Did you know just one glance at a plant can lower your heart rate? It’s true! Studies show the health benefits don’t stop there. According to NASA research, plants remove toxins from the air every 24 hours. Plants pull contaminants into the soil, where root zone microorganisms convert them into food. So, tempt your senses and bring […]

April 25th, 2018|Green Housekeeping, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Spring|

The Great Porch Project

If your porch is still showing signs of winter, it really, truly, is time to get to work! Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to help you transform your porch into a summery paradise.

Remove Signs of Seasons Past

Start your porch makeover by putting away items like snow shovels, left over bags of ice salt and the […]

Keep Athleisure Wear Pristine and Pill-free

Athleisure is an ongoing trend in the fashion industry, defined by Wikipedia as clothing designed for workouts and athletic activities that is worn in other settings, such as the workplace, school, or casual and social occasions. So, it’s basically like wearing your Lululemon clothing to the gym, then to the grocery store and finally deciding […]

February 23rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Spring|

Yard Sale: Declutter your Home

Summer is the perfect season to hold a garage sale! Before you get started, here are some tips to ensure your garage sale goes off without a hitch!

Step one: Buddy up

Although running a garage sale on your own may be an ideal option, the more neighbours or friends you involve, the better. Having a street […]

July 27th, 2016|Organization Tips, Outdoors|

Secrets: At the Car Wash

Want to clean your car like a pro? Here are a few guidelines to follow.

While a pressure wash is okay once in a while, the pros recommend a regular hand wash.
Start by parking your car in a shaded area out of the sun, or wash your car on an overcast day. Direct sunlight can cause […]

July 20th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors|

On the Fence

Over time, your wooden fence can become dirty. Don’t let dirt and mildew get you down! Here are some tips to help you get your wooden fence looking new again.

When cleaning your fence, it’s important to refrain from using harsh chemicals as they can cause damage to your flowers and grass. A power washer is […]

July 8th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

Camp Smart: Seven Unusual Camping Tips

Empty coffee container: Put toilet paper into an empty coffee container to keep it dry.
Foam floor tiles: Bring a dozen or so and use them to create a comfortable floor in your tent.
Microfibre towels: Invest in microfibre towels when camping. Not only are they less bulky, but they are also very absorbent and quick drying.
Tick […]

June 15th, 2016|Family, Organization Tips, Outdoors|