Outdoors

How to Plan Your Cleanest Camping Trip Ever!

Marshmallows roasting over an open fire. Endless days and weeks lounging lakeside in a hammock. Sleeping under the stars. Ah, the joys of camping are endless! But what can make or break a camping experience is how well you prepare. The secret to making the most of your time in the great outdoors is doing […]

August 21st, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

Garbage Day: Winning the Weekly Battle

Every two years Statistics Canada releases national and provincial waste statistics. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 25 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste was sent to disposal across the country in 2016. Similar to the amount generated in 2014, but 11% more than the amount collected in 2002. It has become a worldwide priority […]

August 16th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors|

How to Clean Campfire Ash off your Favourite Pair of Pants

The joys of camping are many, spending time with family and friends, becoming one with nature and, of course, sleeping under the stars. And, let’s not forget, singing songs or perhaps a scary ghost story, while roasting marshmallows by the campfire (definitely a bedtime ritual loved by all). But what do you do when your […]

August 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

Riddle Me Rhubarb: What cleans pots, kills bugs and tastes great in a pie?

Big green leaves and beautiful pink stalks make rhubarb a striking fan favourite for many garden enthusiasts. But, for some, it’s still relatively unknown. While you may have eaten it in pies, cakes or crisps, not many would know it in its natural form, let alone use it in the kitchen. Rhubarb is a series […]

August 7th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Outdoors, Summer|

Host the Most Successful Summer Soiree

The LCBO’s Food & Drink August issue is jammed packed with helpful tips and hints for summer entertaining. If you haven’t picked up a copy, we’ve pulled some of our favourite drink and cocktail ideas together to help ensure your next backyard bash is the best!
How Many Drinks Do You Need to Buy?
Deciding the number […]

August 2nd, 2019|Celebration, Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Party|

Refresh Your First Aid Kit for Summer’s Adventures

Summer can be a very busy time. Some folks will retreat to cottages up north. Others will plan a long road trip by bike, camp under the stars or backpack across Europe. Kids will head off to horseback camp, hockey camp, coding camp and sleep-away camp, while some people may choose to just stay home […]

July 31st, 2019|Family, Health, Outdoors, Summer|

The Zen Guide to Weeding

The grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but one thing’s for sure, it’s got a weed or two tangled up in its blades. Now, how to manage those weeds can vary from a ‘just ignore them, and grow a meadow-esque lawn’ or, ‘weed obsessively, and strive to have the best-manicured […]

July 19th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

How to Revive Your Weathered Wicker

After a few years, wicker furniture that gets left outdoors can start to look like it should get thrown out…but don’t put it on the curb just yet! Although your wicker furniture may look embarrassingly weathered, it can still be revived. Keep reading to learn more about the different methods.
The Old-Fashioned Way
One of the reasons […]

July 17th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Decorating, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Secrets of a Thriving Window Ledge Herb Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden,” writes Frances Hodgson Burnett in her cherished book The Secret Garden. Whether it’s “a little bit of earth” in a community plot, a collection of planters on the deck, hanging pots from the porch or a simple window box, […]

July 12th, 2019|Outdoors, Summer|

Simple Ways to Bring the Joy of Summer into your Kitchen

The smell of freshly cut grass can instantly summon thoughts of summer, as can suntan lotion and the whiff of flowers blooming in the yard. Create your own favourite summer scent indoors by using aromatic cleaning products infused with summer scents such as honeysuckle, lemongrass and lilac.
Change up your kitchen linen to bring in that […]

July 5th, 2019|Decorating, Outdoors, Summer|