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Indoor Plants to Fend off February Blues

Longing for spring already? If lush green grass, colourful flowers and the sun’s warmth are all but a distant memory, consider a trip to the nearest botanical gardens. It may be just what’s needed to fight winter doldrums. Better yet, bring the tropics home! Studies show that plants make us feel better, help us increase […]

Let the Snow Put the Fun into Your Family Day

Family Day is celebrated on the second or third Monday of February (depending on the province). First launched in Alberta in 1990, and now celebrated in most provinces across the country, there are endless family festivals and organized events to mark the day. Outdoor activities top our list and we’ve compiled our favourite outdoor winter […]

Keep Colds and Flus Away from the Office

Feel like your office is stuck in a never-ending cycle of sickness? Somewhat unavoidable this time of year, your co-workers’ endless coughing and sniffling can become a dreaded playlist. If you’ve had a flu shot, you may be well-armed to fight the virus head on. If not, here’s some advice and a few guidelines to […]

Road Salt Can Create a Slippery Slope

It’s so important for everyone’s safety to salt sidewalks, stairs and driveways in the winter. But sadly, the overuse of road salt has become a critical threat to our freshwater and wildlife. Road salt contains chloride, which is toxic to the environment. While it melts slippery ice conditions, the runoff seeps into the soil, flows […]

How to Properly Care for your Wools & Tweeds

Find out the best ways to take care of your wool and tweed clothing that will maximize their lifetime potential!

How to Clean up your Winter Lips

Winter in Canada is a peculiar phenomenon: our homes can be clean as can be, our finances are in order, we can be eating healthy and getting a good night’s sleep, and yet there’s still something that doesn’t feel quite right. The problem: our skin. Freezing cold weeks, wicked winds and extra high thermostats take […]

Cleaning Resolutions for the New Year

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can often be a challenge. But, typically, the challenge lies in the scope of the resolution rather than the task itself. This year, what about focusing your efforts on five cleaning resolutions that will benefit the whole household? Schedule it! Grab a pen and your old-school paper calendar, laptop or […]

Week One of a New Year, Make it Count!

Ready to become a go-getter in 2019? Here’s your house beautiful to-do list. 3-2-1 and go! Tree Down and Out If your Christmas tree is real, you don’t need any more incentive to bid it adieu than the endless deluge of dead pine needles falling everywhere. Of course it’s hard to say goodbye to the […]

Book Review: Plenty – Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

The holidays can be stressful. What with office parties, hosting family and friends, the extra cleaning, the stress on our wallets, and don’t forget the concern over possible food sensitivities. There are endless cookbooks dedicated to gluten-free, vegan, keto and zero-sugar diets, but very few celebrate a little of everything as well as Yotam Ottolenghi’s […]

Fa La La La La, Festive Mantle Makeover!

Now that the mantlepiece is sparkling clean, tis the season to deck the halls! Whether gas, electric or wood burning, the hearth is the heart of the home. Here are a few tips to enhance your creative mantle decorating efforts: Beware of Clutter Remove everyday items from the mantle to make way for festive ones. Box […]

Mantle Cleaning 101

December is a month of celebration, where families across the country enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa – just to name a few. Decorations, new and old, are pulled from boxes and hung with care. For homes with a fireplace, the mantle is often a favourite spot for festive decor. But, don’t let dirt and soot smear your efforts. […]

DIY Sunshine!

In the winter, the days are shorter, the nights are longer and the lack of natural light causes all manner of mild and extreme discomforts. Lucky for us in North America, ‘hygge’ has arrived! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish and Norwegian word for the feeling you get from cozy surroundings. Look through Danish or […]

Get your Condo Winter-Ready

Extinguish Drafts In a condo, the majority of unwanted cold air blows in through leaky windows. According to the experts, the best indication of a leak is water, especially on the inside of the window. That usually means that there’s a draft or current of air coming through. For a quick fix on a small […]

Cleaning Up after the Biggest Party in the World

Whether you are out with friends, or celebrating quietly at home, millions of people around the world watch the Times Square Ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people gather in the Big Apple to celebrate, wearing gimmicky glasses, blowing horns and waving sparklers. But as the confetti and balloons […]

Six Items you should Remove from the Bathroom Now

1. Bar soap. Bar soap increases the amount of cleaning you will have to do because it gets grimy faster. Instead, use a liquid soap with a pump or hands-free soap dispenser, which is much easier to clean up. 2. Earrings and other jewelry. The humidity in the bathroom can cause your jewelry to tarnish […]

Molly Maid's Book

A clean house has never been so simple!

The MOLLY MAID Cleaning Handbook is full of easy cleaning methods, tips and advice. Cleaning can be fast and simple; from tackling the clutter to scrubbing the bathtub, the cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID will be with you every step of the way. With a system as efficient as MOLLY MAID, you’ll have plenty of time left over to enjoy your sparkling home.