Cleaning Tips

11 Clever Ways to Clean with Used Dryer Sheets

Not only does your average dryer sheet fight the build up of static electricity during drying, it also softens fabric, prevents clothes from gathering lint and makes ironing easier. But, that’s not all!
These 11 handy […]

How to Cope when the Dishwasher Breaks Down

No Dishwasher? No Problem!
For many, the dishwasher has become a treasured appliance they can’t live without. A big time-saver, it keeps the kitchen tidy and free of dish clutter. It also keeps hands soft and […]

How to Clean Up Your Family Bedtime Routine

Getting back to school in September can be tough. The transition from flip-flops to shoes, the beach to the classroom, or baseball to homework, can be difficult for everyone. Summer vacation is a great way […]

Keep your Floors Cleaner than Ever!

As we settle into September’s more structured routine, our front foyers end up doing a complete 180! Minimalist summer gear like flip-flops and baseball caps make way for the dumping ground of rain boots, hockey equipment, […]

Ready for Back To School? It’s Time to Restock Lunch Box Supplies

Whether you pack lunches in the morning, or the night before, knowing where to find the lunch box supplies is the key to success. Designating a cupboard or drawer for those items is the first […]

How to Clean Up as our Cats Age

This is not a cocktail party conversation, but it’s life, and it happens more than people care to discuss. When cats age, they start to pee in all the wrong places. It’s hard emotionally and […]

How to Clean Jute Bags

You may have noticed, that jute bags and everything jute are all the rage right now. It’s thanks to eco fashionistas who are looking for ways to rid the planet of plastic bags and accessories […]

How to Properly Clean a Sari

A sari, also spelled saree, is a style of clothing worn by women, primarily in South Asian countries such as India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal. Here in Canada, sari use is on the rise! They […]

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 […]