Summer

How to get your Preschooler Involved in Chores

Getting your children to participate in chores around the home at an early age is a great way to instill responsibility in their lives. According to Elizabeth Pantley, author of Perfect Parenting, assigning your children household chores is an effective way to instill feelings of competence, a positive attitude about work, self-esteem and good habits. […]

September 23rd, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Summer’s End: A Cleaning Guide

As the end of the summer draws near, it’s time to start putting away and organizing your summer things. Here’s a guide to help you put away some popular summer activity items.

Tent: If you used your tent frequently this summer, give it a quick clean before storing it. Set your tent up in the backyard […]

September 9th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Back-to-School Part Two: Getting Organized

Now that the school year has started, it’s time to organize areas in your home and implement a daily schedule to help the year run smoothly. Here’s how.

Lunches – Allocate space in the fridge for school lunches and pack them the night before to make it easier for children to grab them in the morning. […]

September 7th, 2016|Organization Tips, Summer|

Back-to-School Part One: Cleaning the Essentials

Now that the end of summer vacation is drawing near it’s time to clean those back-to-school essentials to prepare for the school year ahead.

The backpack

The most important item all students’ cherish is their backpack! Your child’s backpack is bound to get dirty, whether it’s dropped at the bus stop, in the school yard or simply […]

September 2nd, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Are Plastic Dishes Dishwasher Safe?

There are many heavy-duty plastic plates, bowls, containers and utensils that are dishwasher safe and can easily withstand the heat of the dishwasher. However, there are also many lighter-weight plastic plates, bowls and utensils that say they are ‘dishwasher safe’ but realistically, won’t be able to withstand the heat of your dishwasher.

Here are a few […]

August 19th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Keep Cool in the Kitchen

It’s Summer time and the temperature is rising! Rather than heating up in the kitchen, here are some ways to keep your cool at meal time.

Take advantage of the nice weather and use your BBQ to cook meals instead of your stove or oven. This will keep the heat outdoors.

Serve foods you don’t have to […]

July 22nd, 2016|Summer|

Take a Bite: Keep Produce Clean and Delicious

Cleaning your fruits and vegetables properly before eating is important to remove any unwanted germs or pesticides that may still be lingering on your fruits and veggies. Here are some tips to help you clean and prepare your produce effectively.

Do not use any chemicals such as soap to clean your produce. Instead, rinse fruits and […]

July 13th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Health, Summer|

On the Fence

Over time, your wooden fence can become dirty. Don’t let dirt and mildew get you down! Here are some tips to help you get your wooden fence looking new again.

When cleaning your fence, it’s important to refrain from using harsh chemicals as they can cause damage to your flowers and grass. A power washer is […]

July 8th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday. Why not wrap up a practical gift this year? Here are some ideas.

Clean his car: Grab a small portable vacuum cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, a bucket of water, window cleaner, gentle car soap and some clean microfibre cloths and help your dad out by cleaning his car. Start inside – remove and […]

June 17th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Simplify your Next Garden Party

Tis the season for a backyard soiree! Here are some tips to ensure your garden party is a sparkling success.

Invest in plastic dishes and cutlery – for a casual party. There’s no need for an abundance of dirty dishes and glassware. Buy plastic dishes and cutlery with fun patterns and colours to create a more […]

June 16th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Summer|