How to Clean a Mattress

Mattresses, like so many other things in our lives, rarely get the attention they deserve. They deserve all the care in the world, though, not simply because they are expensive but because they are integral to a quality sleep every night. Cleaning a mattress is a bit of a process, however, and so we thought it would be good to take you through the steps of rejuvenating your mattress. Remember that this should be done regularly and, if you flip your mattress with any regularity (which you should), you will want to clean both sides as required. Here is a…

Spring Cleaning: Four Tips to Declutter Your Home

Spring is here. The snow is gone and you are probably realizing that the winter has made for some hoarding in your home. Now is the perfect time to tidy up in anticipation of more hot weather ahead. Here are four decluttering tips to help you this spring cleaning season. Get Four Bins Trash. Recycle. Donate. Relocate. Purchasing four bins, each labelled with one of these words, is the first and best step to decluttering any space, whether it is your home, office, or garage. Get large-sized bins, ones that can hold large garbage bags, and take them with you…

The Mental Benefits of a Clean Home

Our homes are our castles, our nests, our places of refuge against the outside world. They can also come to reflect the people living in them, especially when it comes to cleanliness and health. Scientists have been investigating the relationship between people’s health and their homes for decades and have made some pretty incredible discoveries. Here are just five studies that show a link between a clean home and your mental and physical health. Better Attention Span A cluttered home, it seems, can actually lead to a cluttered mind. A recent study actually connected cluttered homes to shorter attention spans.…

5 Unusual Uses of Scotchgard

3M Scotchgard Staingard is a great way to keep your furniture and carpets looking brand new for longer. It is a powerful stain and water repellant that can be used on a wide variety of fabrics, keeping them safe from messy toddlers and naughty dogs alike. The versatility of this product is amazing, check out the following five uses for Scotchgard, most you’ve likely never heard of. Protection from Food Stains on Clothes Are you a notoriously messy eater? Whether you are just out on the town or attending a classy event, it’s not a good look to walk around…

Do You Still Have Post-Christmas Clutter? Six Must-Try Home Organization Tips

It turns out credit card debt isn’t the only thing that can follow people around months after Christmas. Clutter also has a tendency to stick around long after the holidays are over. The New Year is the perfect excuse to get organized. Here are some simple home organization tips that will help you cut the clutter and get your home back from the chaos of Christmas. Use Your Doors The door is possibly the most overlooked home organization tool and there is barely a room that cannot benefit from some hooks placed on a door. In the bathroom, you can…

3 Cleaning Hacks to Improve Your Household Chore Routine

If you are like most homeowners, you have a list of chores you do regularly, and you do them the same way every time. But what if we told you there’s a better way? With these 3 cleaning hacks, you’ll get better results and never go back to your usual way again!   Use a squeegee when cleaning windows Using a cloth to clean windows and glass almost always leaves behind streaks. By using a squeegee, you’re guaranteed to have spotless glass. The best part? They aren’t expensive at all. A small investment for a big improvement!   Use pillowcases…

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality… With Plants!

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality... With Plants!
Decorating a home is always a balance between practicality and artistry. Everyone wants their house to look beautiful, but nobody wants to try to keep a high-maintenance home looking fresh and new every day. That's why we pick beautiful but sturdy furniture, and choose floor and window covering that are attractive but easy to keep clean. One way to beautify a home while improving its cleanliness is to decorate with live house plants. Not only do they add a touch of life and colour to your home, their natural properties can make the air cleaner in every room in your…

Fall Grooming Tips for your Dog

Fall Grooming Tips for your Dog
    It seems like you have just gotten to a manageable part of spring shedding when the fall shedding begins. Depending on the dog, it may not seem like the shedding even let up at all. Fall shedding is about growing a fuller and thicker coat of hair to prepare for cooler weather. There is hair loss involved, but not as dramatic as what takes place in the spring. Proper grooming will help ensure that your dog's fall coat is healthy and your house takes a minimum of a hit as possible. Keep that Brush Handy Regular brushing will…

Five Quick and Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas!

Five Quick and Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas!
It’s hard to believe it, but summer vacation is nearly over, and the kids are soon going back for another school year. Here are five easy back to school lunch ideas that will make your life much easier. Pack the Night Before Getting the kids ready for school in the morning can be a hectic and stressful time, especially if you’re a working parent. That’s why it’s good to get in the habit of packing the kids’ lunches the night before so that you have one less thing to do in the morning as you try and make sure the…

8 Tips for a Tidy Mudroom | Professional Cleaning Tips

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A small and narrow mudroom is not only challenging to set up, it is also hard to keep tidy. If you’re finding that your entry is consistently cluttered, and it doesn’t matter how hard you work at keeping it orderly, you need to try some new methods. Below are eight tips for a tidy mudroom, with a bonus tip at the end. 8 Tips for a Tidy Mudroom Spend a bit of money to make it stylish (even if you rent). Your mudroom is the gateway to your home, so make it welcoming. If you spend some money sprucing it up,…