Cleaning Tips

Garbage Day: Winning the Weekly Battle

Every two years Statistics Canada releases national and provincial waste statistics. In 2018, it was reported that approximately 25 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste was sent to disposal across the country in 2016. Similar to the amount generated in 2014, but 11% more than the amount collected in 2002. It has become a worldwide priority […]

August 16th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors|

How to Clean Campfire Ash off your Favourite Pair of Pants

The joys of camping are many, spending time with family and friends, becoming one with nature and, of course, sleeping under the stars. And, let’s not forget, singing songs or perhaps a scary ghost story, while roasting marshmallows by the campfire (definitely a bedtime ritual loved by all). But what do you do when your […]

August 14th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Laundry, Outdoors, Summer, Vacation|

How to Remove Gum from Clothes in 6 Easy Steps

Sticky bubble gum is a cleaning challenge none of us want to face, especially if the gum has become stuck on a favourite garment. Fabric and gum do not play well together. The gum oozes into fibres and holds on tight. And, unlike gum in hair, another dreaded pair, it can’t just simply be cut […]

August 9th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Laundry|

Riddle Me Rhubarb: What cleans pots, kills bugs and tastes great in a pie?

Big green leaves and beautiful pink stalks make rhubarb a striking fan favourite for many garden enthusiasts. But, for some, it’s still relatively unknown. While you may have eaten it in pies, cakes or crisps, not many would know it in its natural form, let alone use it in the kitchen. Rhubarb is a series […]

August 7th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Outdoors, Summer|

Host the Most Successful Summer Soiree

The LCBO’s Food & Drink August issue is jammed packed with helpful tips and hints for summer entertaining. If you haven’t picked up a copy, we’ve pulled some of our favourite drink and cocktail ideas together to help ensure your next backyard bash is the best!
How Many Drinks Do You Need to Buy?
Deciding the number […]

August 2nd, 2019|Celebration, Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Outdoors, Party|

Wow Guests with The Best Summer Potluck Dip!

One of the best things about the summer, besides crisp blue skies, lounging lakeside, pool parties, flip-flops, and grilling every meal on the BBQ, are potluck picnics. Whether you’re the party host, or heading to someone else’s event, it’s imperative to find a party favourite dip to call your own. How about a spicy twist […]

July 26th, 2019|Celebration, Cleaning Tips, Party, Summer|

How to Properly Clean the a Beverage Dispenser

Beverage dispensers are one of the most charming entertainment decor items currently on the market. What was once mostly used to quench the thirst of professional athletes has now become a focal piece at beverage stations in cafes and homes. To extend the life of your beverage dispenser, make sure to clean it after each […]

July 24th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Summer|

The Zen Guide to Weeding

The grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but one thing’s for sure, it’s got a weed or two tangled up in its blades. Now, how to manage those weeds can vary from a ‘just ignore them, and grow a meadow-esque lawn’ or, ‘weed obsessively, and strive to have the best-manicured […]

July 19th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors, Summer|

How to Revive Your Weathered Wicker

After a few years, wicker furniture that gets left outdoors can start to look like it should get thrown out…but don’t put it on the curb just yet! Although your wicker furniture may look embarrassingly weathered, it can still be revived. Keep reading to learn more about the different methods.
The Old-Fashioned Way
One of the reasons […]

July 17th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Decorating, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Stainless Steel Straws are Modern Day Superheroes!

It’s estimated that in the U.S., 500 million single-use plastic straws are disposed of every single day! The horrific consequences of that usage are startling, and luckily, getting more air time. Studies suggest that as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world’s beaches – maring the landscape and harming wildlife. So, it should […]

July 10th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health|