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Keep track of your expenses for two weeks and see how it lines up to your budget. It can be eye-opening to see where you're spending your money! Little things like bringing your lunch instead of buying it and brewing your own coffee at home instead of stopping on the way to work can add up. Walking or riding your bike to work can help you save on gas and parking while getting fit.
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.
Although "spring cleaning" season has come to an end, there are a ton of common areas -- especially in the kitchen - that you might not have thought about. Even though these places need more attention...
It's common to want to give your home good shake-up come spring. To breathe new life into my home, I always do my best to refresh and declutter which helps me to welcome the new season with open arms. Read for five ways you can achieve a simple home refresh this spring.
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A minimalist's cleaning routine is nothing to sneeze at.
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It's time to clean the yard and set up the patio furniture.
Household safety is especially important when it comes to seniors, who unfortunately experience many of their injuries within the home. Factors like declining vision, hearing loss and worsening bone density make injuries from minor trips and falls more likely.
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Cleaning out the cupboards, taking stock of items that need to be retired or repaired, and outright purging in some cases, is often what is done as the weather changes. And while it's common to want to get your house in order, it's not so common to do the same with your finances.
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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.
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It's all about targeting the most common places where allergens hide.
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Tips to consider before you start writing your spring wardrobe wish list.
Vinegar is really an all-star cleaning product.
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Though organizing your home can be overwhelming, effectively getting rid of unwanted items can be even more daunting. Is it better to have a garage sale? Should you leave the items on the curb side? Which charities will take your furniture? The questions are endless.
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To make spring cleaning more effective, efficient and tailored to your needs and values, I propose following these three principles.
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Your pillow is home to dust mites, mould and all sorts of bacteria.
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Tis the season for itchy watery eyes as allergy season is upon us. The spring also signals a time for rejuvenation and cleaning. While the season may prompt many to clean out their closets, garages and basements, bedrooms should not be neglected.
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With Earth Day quickly approaching, it's time we take a good look at our own lives and what we are doing personally to help make the world a better place for future generations. Here is a list of five eco-friendly gadgets and companies working towards a sustainable, long term, green solution to climate change.
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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.
very once in a while, life knocks us down. Like it's trying to show us who's boss. One of the biggest blows I've ever encountered was my divorce. Now I'm no therapist, but I do know that when you look good, you feel good -- and feeling good, in my books, is exactly what you need when life deals its blows.
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With the first official day of spring behind us, many people will be planning on doing a thorough spring cleaning around the house. But, did you know that some household cleaning products can become hazardous when stored or used improperly?
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Spring is officially here. We all know what that means, and there's no better time to get started on your spring cleaning than with a digital declutter. Facebook Canada has put together five easy tips to freshen up your Facebook profile and make sure you're putting your best face forward.
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The words spring and cleaning are practically attached at the hip. Whether you use the KonMari method or some other cleaning regimen, spring has sprung and it's time to give the house an airing out....
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How critically important would it be for you to be in control if life as you know it changes this spring? Remember -- you can prepare now while you are of sound mind and body, or you can pay later. Which one would be your preference?
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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.
But there is one plus to having a messy desk ...
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There's no better feeling than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a plush bath towel. But if you've been using the same towel all week, it might not feel as nice... or as clean. In th...
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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
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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 two denture tablets are placed everywhere from a kitch...
Just as our homes need some freshening, so do our sex lives. This time of year serves as a reminder to pause, and take a look at how you can positively contribute to not only the life around you, but to nurture the energy of the life within you.