Cleaning Tips

Treat Wooden Kitchen Tools to Some TLC

Wood is one of the oldest materials used to make kitchen tools due to its natural antibacterial properties. Beautiful to behold, wooden spoons, cutting boards, and wood handled knives are still the most commonly used items in the kitchen today. In fact, they are among the best tools to use on non-stick cookware, as they […]

January 19th, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

Common Cleaning Habits to Break in 2018

Yes, it is possible to clean the wrong way. These inefficiencies are a waste of time that no one can afford. So, as we welcome in 2018, let’s look at five common ineffective cleaning habits that we need to break.

Reaching for Harsh Cleaning Products 

Most of the cleaning in your home requires nothing more than gentle, […]

January 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips|

Cleaning Up after the Biggest Party in the World

Whether you are out with friends, or celebrating quietly at home, millions of people around the world watch the Times Square Ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people gather in the Big Apple to celebrate, wearing gimmicky glasses, blowing horns and waving sparklers. But as the confetti and balloons […]

January 3rd, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Winter|

Post Holiday: Five Neat Ways to Clean the Stove

Turkey, gravy, cranberries, mashed potatoes, and butter. A delicious meal perhaps?  Sadly no, it’s the leftover food baked onto your stove top. If you’re thinking of reaching for that microfibre cloth next, don’t bother. A quick wipe of the stove top two days after dinner, just won’t cut it. Here are four effective ways to […]

December 27th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

How to Make Chores Fun for Kids

With kids home full-time for the holidays, the house is bound to get messy. Here are four fun ways to get them to help around the house.

DUST PUPPETS: Make sock puppets out of old socks for you and your kids. Issue a challenge to see who can get their sock puppet the dirtiest by […]

December 22nd, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Use the Good Dishes: How to Clean Fine China

When the last slice of pie has been enjoyed, and everyone around the table is happy and full, it’s time for the real family tradition or bonding activity to start – cleaning the dishes.

While most dishes can go straight into the dishwasher, there are still some that need additional tender loving care. If you are using fine […]

December 15th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Natural Cleaning Solutions for Three Tough Stains

Bathtub ring: The infamous bathtub ring is a sight for sore eyes. A great cleaning solution that is safe for all bathtub surfaces is a simple paste made of 1 tablespoon liquid Castile soap and 1/3 cup baking soda. All you need to do is apply the paste to the ring using a microfibre cloth […]

December 14th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Fingerprints? How to Clean them from Different Surfaces

Painted walls: Begin by gently wiping fingerprints with a damp microfibre cloth and a small amount of mild detergent or a general-purpose cleaner. Avoid spraying cleaner directly onto the wall. If the paint finish is flat or matte, be sure to scrub gently to avoid damaging the paint.  Another cleaning option is a solution of white vinegar, baking soda, and water.

Sliding […]

December 4th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

Four Surprising Ways to Clean your Grout

The grout between your tiles in the bathroom and kitchen often become caked with dirt or mould, which is not a pleasant sight. The good news is, cleaning your grout is easier than you think, and as an added bonus, you don’t need to use harsh chemicals to do it.

Here are four affective ways to […]

December 1st, 2017|Cleaning Tips|

How to Winterize your Lawnmower

A perfectly manicured lawn can be a thing of beauty. But if you’re wanting to have repeat success, you’re going to need to give your frequently used lawnmower a great deal of TLC, especially in the fall. Before storing it away for the winter, take a few steps to ensure its longevity and a quick and […]

November 29th, 2017|Cleaning Tips|