Cleaning Tips

How to Plan Your Cleanest Camping Trip Ever!

Marshmallows roasting over an open fire. Endless days and weeks lounging lakeside in a hammock. Sleeping under the stars. Ah, the joys of camping are endless! But what can make or break a camping experience […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Refresh Your First Aid Kit for Summer’s Adventures

Summer can be a very busy time. Some folks will retreat to cottages up north. Others will plan a long road trip by bike, camp under the stars or backpack across Europe. Kids will head […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]