Spring

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|

5 Simple Ways to Keep your Hotel Room Tidy

Whether you’re a family of four or a solo traveler, living out of a suitcase for more than a couple of nights can get messy. Even with daily hotel housekeeping on your side, you need to put some rules and systems into place. Here’s our tips:

Hang it up!

The closed-loop hangers provided at most hotels are […]

March 28th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips, Spring, Vacation|

How to Break up with yours Stacks, Heaps and Piles of Things

Here’s a not-so-secret-secret: the only difference between a tidy home and a messy home is allegiance to storage systems. Look around an organized home and you’ll see storage in every shape and size; custom shelving, cabinets, racks, storage boxes, bins and lovely baskets. Ready to reduce your unsightly mounds once and for all? Follow this […]

March 21st, 2018|Family, Organization Tips, Spring|

Keep your Home Tidy with these 3 Foolproof Ideas

Above and beyond our daily cleaning chores, something seems to break or need extra TLC in our homes almost every single day. The list can vary, from easy to replace remote batteries to time-consuming tasks, like sourcing obscure light bulbs or finding a place to repair a tent zipper to your basic tidying up. Tick […]

March 16th, 2018|Organization Tips, Spring|

If these Walls Could Talk

Do you take your walls for granted? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even ‘Martha Stewart’ style cleaners need a reminder that walls require, at minimum, a yearly scrub down too. The job may seem daunting and boring, but all you need are a few 60-minute scrub sessions and a tiny splash of elbow grease. Follow this 3-step […]

March 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Maintenance, Spring|

Spring Cleaning vs. Everyday Cleaning: The Ultimate Checklist

Everywhere you look, spring clean buzz is in the air! Internet headlines and the cover of every home decor magazine are ready to tackle spring cleaning! But, apart from being an annual tradition, what does it really mean? Is there actually a difference between spring cleaning and weekly chores? Here’s our ultimate checklist:
Typically, everyday cleaning […]