#Cleaning

The Bigger The House, The More Clutter Collects

David Leonhardt | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Before kids came along, we were living in an 850-square-foot condo in downtown Toronto. That included my home office. We were not crowded there. Yet here we are, in a 3,000 square foot house, and it seems that "stuff" collects everywhere. It feels more crowded.

3 Spring Cleaning Principles For Busy People

Renate Reimann | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Renate Reimann

To make spring cleaning more effective, efficient and tailored to your needs and values, I propose following these three principles.

Add These Surprising Dirt Magnets To Your Spring Cleaning List

YPNextHome | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

An expert on the chemistry of clean, Kim Dunn holds a degree in industrial microbiology and owns a Molly Maid franchise. Her tips on cleaning come from her scientific insight. Use these suggestions to up the ante on your spring cleaning.

For Hygiene's Sake, Clean Your Room!

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

At its worst, a dirty, dusty, moldy room can lead to allergy eruptions, and a disruption of a good night's sleep. If you've noticed that your child is sneezing or stuffed up every night at bedtime, or in the morning when they wake up, it may be because of allergens you can take steps to eliminate.

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

This Is What Clutter Is Doing To Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Living

But there is one plus to having a messy desk ...

Let's Stop Freaking Out When Company Is Coming

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Company is coming! Get rid of the couches. We can't let people know we SIT! ...There cannot be any sign of LIVING in this house... I want this place looking like a new Mediterranean fusion restaurant by noon... This is a dishtowel. I need a hand towel. What are we? Barbarians!?!" Does this ring any bells?

I Went Six Days Without Netflix

Ashley Redmond | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Ashley Redmond

This Netflix cleanse was obviously not on purpose and I don't advocate it for everyone. But by forcing myself to be alone and engage in activities that I like such as organizing and chatting on the phone I was allowing myself to be with my thoughts and be present in the moment. It was kind of awesome.

When To Clean Everything In Your Home, In One Chart

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living

When was the last time you cleaned behind the fridge? Or flipped your mattress?

How to Cut Back on Chemical Detergents

Blake Connoy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
Blake Connoy

The lifecycle of chemical cleaning products returns back to our surface water, posing environmental and ecological risks. On World Environment Day (June 5), instead of pouring harsh chemicals down our drains, alternative resources might be a solution

Denture Tablets Are The Laziest Way To Clean Your House

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living

Stop scrubbing and let the denture tablets bubble up and blast away dirt and grime. In the video above by YouTube channel Trend Feed, we watch as t...

Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day Is January 17: 5 Digital Tools To Keep You In Check!

Blake Connoy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Blake Connoy

Did you know this Saturday, January 17 is officially "Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day"? Most people start the New Year with the best of intentions, but after returning from holidays and getting back into the busyness of life, resolutions have a tendency to be dropped.

Time Saving Cleaning Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

Tis' the season to make a mess. From baking gingerbread men to preparing five-course meals for family and friends, it's all extremely daunting and stressful. With no budget for a live-in maid and an innate dislike of cleaning, I enlisted supermom entrepreneur Kalpana Kundra for advice.

5 Steps to Getting Your Man to Do the Dishes

Alana Hurov | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Alana Hurov

I consider myself pretty lucky to be able to say that my best friend is also my boyfriend. With all that said, it isn't always dinner by flowers and candlelight. In fact, it's more often than not a daily negotiation of the cleaning duties. So, in one week...I discovered the formula for the age old question of how to get any man to do the dishes.

To-Do Lists 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Lists

Darlena Cunha | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I've never been very good at making lists. When I have been able to convince myself to make a list, it was rare that I was able to follow it -- until I became a stay-at-home mom. Sometimes a list can really help slow down the whirlwind. Here are some list tips from a person who doesn't do lists.

A Eulogy to the Germ-Fighting Penny

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg February 4 of this year was a momentous day for numismatists as the Canadian Mint officially stopped distribution of the one-cent coin, the penny. While the reaction from Canadians was mixed, there was a general consensus that the loss was still a sad end to a 105-year era. The moment was also a sombre day for those striving to improve public health.

11 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Market

Anne Day | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

We decided to put our home of 28 years up for sale. We're nearing the end, and my firmest hope is for a quick sale... and a long closing. So I have a break from this routine and more time before I have to pack. If any of you are about to embark on a similar venture, here's a few pointers on getting your home ready for the sale.

A Very Green Rosh Hashanah

Lisa Borden | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Be eco-"logical" about planning your family gatherings right from the get-go. Shopping locally for an organic Rosh Hashanah meal, apples and honey will not only help support your neighbours and community, but you will also serve kind, chemical and pesticide-free food.