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Spring cleaning for your kitchen
Spring is a great time for a fresh start, but spring cleaning is something that most people dread. That dusty refrigerator top, cluttered cabinets and an oven that smokes when you use it have been ignored long enough. It may seem like an ominous task but here are some tips to make spring cleaning a breeze: Read More...
How to clean up the house quickly for spring
Out with the old and in with the new. Sally Morse, director of creative services for leading window fashions company, Hunter Douglas, offers the following tips to give your home a blast of spring fever... Read More...
Quick and easy ways to bring order to the bath
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a house, which means it can also become home to a lot of clutter. But, that doesn't mean getting organized has to be difficult or even complicated. Read More...
Protect your children from liquid laundry detergent packets
Liquid laundry detergent packets are small and often brightly coloured, and with their squishy texture, children can easily mistake them for candy. These products often contain highly concentrated cleaning products that are dangerous if ingested or if they come into contact with eyes or skin. Similar products, like dishwasher detergent packets, could pose the same risks. Read More...
Keep household cleaners out of sight and reach
What do you use to clean your windows, floors and bathrooms? Chances are good you have a drawer, cabinet or closet full of various household chemicals, including cleaning liquids, powders and polishes. Read More...
Making the most of your storage
Finding storage solutions to organize a home can be a daunting task, whether it's for a small condo closet or a spacious family room filled with toys. These simple DIY tips will overhaul key areas in the home to give you a more efficient space from top to bottom. Read More...
How to achieve a greater level of household clean this holiday
Do you wash and condition your hair? Of course you do, since we would never dream of doing just half the job. So how about when it comes to cleaning your home's floors? Are you getting a complete clean? With holiday entertaining upon us, it's more important than ever. Read More...
Arm yourself effectively to tackle household messes
Our lifestyle dictates a lot of things: what we eat, what we buy and even how we clean. If you live a busy lifestyle, it's hard to devote a lot of time to cleaning, even though the job still has to get done. So how do you save time and maximize results, while minimizing your efforts? One high-impact solution is to invest in quality cleaning equipment. Read More...
Teach kids responsibility with regular household chores
Getting kids to help out around the house is often a struggle. Yet, encouraging your children to do household chores will benefit them in multiple ways, from teaching responsibility, organization and routine, to instilling a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem and affirming that they play a valuable role within the family unit. It can improve their judgement, independence and help them to sympathize with others. Read More...
Five quick tips to get your home winter ready
If boots, a warm hat and a tuned-up snow blower are the only items on your winter preparation list, your home maintenance plan may need a makeover. These simple home maintenance projects can help to lower your energy bills, avoid more costly repairs and/or increase the lifespan of your home... Read More...
4 tips to prepare your lawn for winter
Many people feed their lawns every other month throughout the spring and summer months. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most important application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the extra nutrients it needs to survive the winter and bounce back in spring. Read More...
Fall into the habit of fall home maintenance
Too many homeowners make home maintenance an annual event. They often use spring cleaning as the only excuse to get things done around the house. In reality, proper home maintenance should be done year-round – even for a brand new home. Read More...
How to avoid damaging water infiltration
Water damage can easily turn into a terrible nightmare like this: Melanie Smith of Toronto says she woke up one morning to an inch of water across her basement floor. This catastrophe was not part of her weekend plans, nor were the hours of clean-up and repair that were needed. Many of her treasured possessions could not be replaced. Some of the risks of water infiltration, however, can be prevented. Regular inspection and rigourous maintenance of the roof, gutters and foundation will give you the best protection since problems usually start in those areas. Read More...
Get your property ready for fall with these quick tips
As the days grow shorter, it's time to think about preparing your yard, gutters, windows, roof and heating system for the coming winter. Check these essentials off your list and you will be finished in no time. Read More...
How to tackle your home's stubborn stains and odors
From wall stains to washing machines, indoor stains and smells can be a challenge to tackle. Luckily, there are surprisingly simple methods to erase them for good. Here are a few tips to freshen up the most stubborn spots in your home. Read More...
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