Outdoors

How to Clean up your Winter Lips

Winter in Canada is a peculiar phenomenon: our homes can be clean as can be, our finances are in order, we can be eating healthy and getting a good night’s sleep, and yet there’s still something that doesn’t feel quite right. The problem: our skin. Freezing cold weeks, wicked winds and extra high thermostats take […]

February 6th, 2019|Health, Outdoors, Winter|

It’s Time to Clean your Air Conditioner

Your home’s outside air conditioning unit is probably the last thing you think about as the temperature starts to go down. However, there are a few simple things you should include in your fall clean up to ensure your AC is in working order once the temperatures are on their way back up next year. […]

October 26th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Pack Away Patio Essentials the Right Way

Although outdoor dining may be an option for another month or so, there will come the dreaded day when it’s time to store away the patio furniture and accessories. Whether it’s headed to the shed, into the garage or down to the basement, washing off summer filth is a necessary step before stowing away your […]

September 28th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Fall, Outdoors|

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|

Use Your Beach Coolers All Year Long

Summer may be over, but this year, make sure you keep your beach coolers, insulated tote bags and collapsible cooler baskets handy throughout the fall and winter! Coolers are specifically designed in all shapes and sizes to help improve all areas of our lives. The benefits are endless! Read for more on how these previously […]

September 19th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

The Buzz-Worthy Benefits of Beeswax

Honey is Canada’s sweetest production. Thanks to dedicated beekeepers across the country, there are endless types of the all-natural sweetener for your tea, toast, iced drinks, desserts and body products. But, honey aside, the busy bees create an equally important staple to have on hand at home: beeswax!  Anti-bacterial and non-toxic, beeswax can also be […]

September 12th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Take Me out to the Ballpark and Wash Me when I Get Gross!

Your favourite baseball cap is so much more than a simple fashion statement in the summer. While it may cheer on the home team, it also shades your face from the blinding sun, protecting your eyes and skin from harmful UV rays. The only downside to this fashion powerhouse is that dirt and sweat are […]

August 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Taming the Canadian Trash Panda

The cutest masked bandit on earth, the North American raccoon, has been wreaking havoc in Canadian cities for years. It can be found from coast to coast*, but is most prolific in big city centres where it has adapted well to city life – the smell from human garbage, compost and recycling being simply irresistible! […]

August 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors|

Don’t Let Blueberry Stains Turn Your Tent Inside Out

Camping out under the stars, away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life is a summer luxury!  A time to return to nature and renew the senses while building memories that will last a lifetime.  It starts with a tent, often includes a hike, a swim or a fishing rod, and typically ends […]

July 25th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Vacation|

Give Your Garden a Wild Makeover!

Clover, crocus, violet, thistle.  Do any of these names ring a bell?  What about dandelion?  Ok, now you get the picture.  Yep, we’re talking wildflowers.  No, they are not showy, over-the-top fragrant, or voluptuous like roses and tulips. But it’s time to let these gentle giants grow!  Learn how they can add charm, colour, love […]

July 13th, 2018|Health, Outdoors, Summer|