Cleaning Tips

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 […]

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 […]

Secrets of a Thriving Window Ledge Herb Garden

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden,” writes Frances Hodgson Burnett in her cherished book The Secret Garden. Whether it’s “a little bit of earth” in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Get Your Patio Ready for the July Long Weekend!

This year, Canada Day weekend runs from Friday, June 28th to Monday, July 1st.  Every Canadian longs for this party-filled weekend as the official kickoff to summer, especially gardeners, patio-lovers and lounge lizards. This past […]

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 […]