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|

Debunking Common Sunburn Myths

No matter how hard we try, sunburns are a common occurrence when the summer rolls around. Endless hours of warmth and daylight means we can finally enjoy patio time, tend to our gardens or enjoy life from the comfort of a picnic blanket. Unfortunately, most of us end up with sunburnt foreheads, shoulders or backs […]

July 3rd, 2019|Family, Health, Summer, Vacation|

Declare War on Dirty Floors This Summer!

Dirt, sand and popsicle goo are a few of the enemies that attack your floors each summer. Whether you’ve got wall-to-wall carpet or hardwood floors, kids or no kids, keeping floors clean can be a challenge. Preparation is the key. As with any battle, planning strategies to face whatever is thrown your way will result […]

June 28th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Summer|

Clean up your Hydro Bill this Summer!

Cleaning isn’t just a VIP treatment reserved for kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.  Once in a while, we have to remember to clean our bills too! A survey of Canadian electricity bills published in 2017 concluded that Canadians keep paying more and more for hydro. But don’t despair, by consistently using our easy bill cleaning tips, […]

June 21st, 2019|Laundry, Maintenance, Organization Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

How You Can Transform Your Shed with a Pegboard

Everyone knows there are many tools to keep your yard well-manicured and looking its best. The basics include a lawnmower, weed wacker, sheers, spade and a rake. However, a true gardening enthusiast knows these are just the bare minimum. A real horticulturalist has a stockpile of handy gadgets to keep their grass lush and vibrant, […]

June 19th, 2019|Organization Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

Tips to Keep the Kids’ Sandbox Clean

Congratulations! You’ve bought the sandbox you wish you’d had when you were a kid, and now it’s ready for your children to play in. The next step is to figure out how to keep it clean because rain, snow, cats and other animals will foul your child’s favourite play structure in no time. There are […]

June 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Sign up for a Mosquito-Free Summer!

We’ve been beta testing the concept of pest repellent gardens, and we’ve stumbled onto some tips and tricks, and dos and don’ts that we just have to share!
Marigolds Repel Pests and Mosquitoes
Marigolds are super-super powered garden heroes. Not only do they repel mosquitoes, but they also repel insects that prey on edibles such as tomato […]

June 12th, 2019|Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Summer|

Tiny Outdoor Spaces can be an Oasis

Outdoor spaces come in all shapes and sizes.  There’s the Juliette balcony on the 40th floor of a luxury condo, there’s the postage-stamp concrete slab in your alleyway home or there’s the small patch of high-maintenance lawn you want to rip out. No matter the scenario, you can turn even the smallest space into a […]

June 7th, 2019|Decorating, Outdoors, Summer|

The World’s Best-Kept Gardening Secret

Gardeners come in all levels of passion, knowledge and quirks. The more time you spend observing neighbours whose gardens you admire, you’ll start to notice no two gardeners are alike, especially when it comes to deadheading. Ever wonder why deadheading is even a “thing”? Read on!
No Green Thumb Required
Some people truly understand their strengths and […]

June 5th, 2019|Outdoors, Summer|

How to Keep your Golf Clubs Clean like the Pros!

All winter long, golfers across the country have boasted about their handicap and dreamt of achieving the perfect putt. Well, the grass has grown and the fairway beckons. So, whether you’re headed to the nearest driving range for practice, a par 3 for fun or the prestigious 18-hole golf course to sink that hole-in-one, take […]

May 31st, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Summer|