Cleaning Tips

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 […]

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 lawn mower, weed wacker, sheers, spade and a rake. However, a true gardening enthusiast knows these […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Need Some Shade? Give Your Backyard A Stylish Makeover This Summer!

A favourite design magazine feature for many is the big-budget vs. low-budget room makeover. It’s jaw-dropping to see the creative results ordinary people can achieve on almost zero-budgets. Designers will scour rich neighbourhoods on garbage […]

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 […]