Spring

Endless Blooms: How to Clean Artificial Flowers

Artificial flower bouquets are beautiful, practical and a godsend for allergy-sufferers – until they become covered in dust. Once dirty, they can quickly make a room look dated and unclean. And, while they don’t require the care and specific living conditions of a real live plant, they still need a regular cleaning routine to look […]

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 […]

Garbage Goals: Glamorous and Odour Free!

Just because Rome wasn’t built in a day, doesn’t mean you don’t have it in you to accomplish enormous home improvement feats. Your perpetually smelly kitchen garbage can actually be cured! Follow these simple steps and say goodbye to your trash can blues.

Divide and Conquer

One of the main reasons kitchen garbage stinks is because there’s […]

Hooked for Life! Creative Ways to Hang Things Up

Do you wake up every day praying that you win the lottery so you can do a reno? We’ve got fabulous news! No, you haven’t won, but you will gain more space once-and-for-all! Without going into debt or being mired in months or years of renovations, you can easily create more space in your home […]

May 11th, 2018|Maintenance, Organization Tips, Spring|

Housekeeping your Condo: A Beginner’s Guide

The greatest perk to condo life is the low-maintenance lifestyle.  Not having to shovel snow, clean gutters, rake leaves or worry about leaks in the roof gives you more time to enjoy what you like doing best. But unfortunately, this advantage doesn’t extend inside the unit. A cleaning routine is still a must for condo living. […]

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 […]

Abracadabra! Time to Celebrate Microfibre’s Magical Powers!

In 1999, The University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) pilot tested microfibre mops for a year to see how they compared with wet loop mops. The results were staggering! Switching to microfibre mops equated to a 60% lifetime cost savings, a 95% reduction in chemical costs associated with mopping tasks and 20% labour savings […]

April 18th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Maintenance, Spring|

Cut it Out! The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Greasy Range Hood Filters

The saying ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ applies so fittingly to people’s relationships with their range hood filters. In 2010, the New York Times ran a story in which Robert Schwartz, an interior designer had this to say about vents: “I’ve gone into kitchens 20 years old, and people have never cleaned their […]

April 13th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance, Spring|

Eco Makeover: No Need to Buy, Just Re-organize!

By simply rearranging artwork, furniture and some of your prized possessions, you can completely transform a room – or your entire home!

Start with Art

Go room by room and decide which pieces of hanging art could use a move to a new location. If you’ve got a ton of framed family pictures scattered across bookshelves and […]

March 30th, 2018|Organization Tips, Spring|