Cleaning Tips

Easy-to-Clean Paint Chalk to the Rescue!

Young children don’t just have an insatiable need to draw on every blank surface they come in contact with.  More often than not, their own hands, arms and faces are canvasses too. So, this spring, […]

Giving Your Household Plants a Spa Day 101

Spring seems to have finally wrestled the thermometer from winter’s cold hands! It’s time to shed some layers, breathe deeply and get outdoors. Many are already enthusiastically drafting plans for raised flowerbeds, regular flowerbeds, container […]

The Beach Clean Method: Benefits of Sun-Bleaching Laundry

Drying your towels and whites in the sun is one of the best things about spring and summer. That sun-bleach-clean (sans bleach) is not only easier on sensitive skin but also much better for the […]

Teach your Teen how to Clean a Bathroom

No two families are alike when it comes to schedules, routines and chores, but most families are alike in that no one wants to clean the bathroom. Love it, or hate it, learning to clean […]

Don’t Throw your Pennies in the Garbage!

In 2012, Canada’s Economic Action Plan included a clean-up of its currency production, specifically, phasing out the penny. Why go after the noble penny, we all wondered? Well, it turns out that by stopping its […]

Make This Your Mom’s Best Day Ever! Part 2

Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Let us help you think outside the box to show her how much you really care. A gift is lovely, but to go the extra mile with […]

Make This Your Mom’s Best Day Ever! Part 1

These days, every mom is technologically advanced. It seems like no one can function without a smartphone, laptop and in some cases, multiple devices to keep our work and personal lives separate. But how often […]

How to Avoid Dead Lighters

Sadly, many pocket and multipurpose lighters are not refillable. If you’re trying to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle, here are some things you can do to avoid non-refillable lighters:
Go Flameless
No joke. The new electric lighters are […]

How to Clean Zebra Hide

Some people are rich in love, others rich in money, and then there’s the people rich in inherited oddities like zebra hide furnishings. Wondering how to extend the life of the zebra hide ottoman and […]

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Scissors

In some households, kitchen scissors are multipurpose magicians. One minute they’re cutting architectural snowflakes, the next minute they’re slicing open a package of hot dogs, and after that someone’s getting their bangs trimmed. Sure, scissors […]

How to Maximize Your Toiletries

If you share a home with roommates or children, the toiletry situation is likely out of hand. Different shampoos and conditioners for every different hair type, two or more almost-empty toothpaste tubes littering the vanity, […]

Clean Your Room — the Modern Way!

Even if you lived it, it’s hard to imagine that not so long ago, parents would yell out the front door, or from the balcony, for kids to come clean up their rooms. And with no friend […]

Treat Your Home Like a Temple

Even if you’ve never stepped foot inside a temple, you’ve likely seen one in a film or magazine. Large or small, rich or poor, urban or rural, all temples have one striking thing in common: […]

How to Purge Your Growing Magazine Stash

These days, being a magazine lover is complicated: the environmentalists shun our glossy-page habit, and furthermore, more and more magazines are ceasing publication. If your devotion to magazine subscriptions is out of hand, there’s a […]

How to Save Money on Cleaning Products

Most families are just not able to invest their hard earned money on overpriced and ineffective cleaning products. Many available on the market are pricey, and they certainly don’t last long. If saving money was […]

For the Love of Garlic

With a history stretching back over 5000 years, garlic is possibly the most versatile item in your pantry. It’s mentioned in both the Bible and the Quran, revered as an aphrodisiac, alleged to ward off […]

Book Review: The Art of the Pantry

In the introduction to her second cookbook, The Art of the Pantry: Save Time and Money with 150 Delicious Meals Using Everyday Ingredients, Claire Thomson writes: “A well-stocked kitchen needn’t mean piles of expensive and […]

From Winter Closet to Spring Closet: How to Make the Switch

In a country with four distinct seasons, our closets are simply not big enough! Footwear alone requires a range of items. Winter boots, rain boots, shoes and sandals take up a lot of space. And, […]

Safety Check: How to Protect Your Home in 4 Simple Steps

Being a first-time homeowner and home management can be very confusing.  You may never have thought about where the breaker panel is, how to turn off the main water shut off valve, and that you […]

How to Clean Up Your Garden to Welcome Spring

Winter is squeezing out its last breath. So, look out spring, here we come! Although there are a few months to go before we can really start to work in the garden, spring garden clean-up […]