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Benefits of Being a Tax Season Early Bird

Tax time is right around the corner, and for those of you who are organized you’re able to file early. If organization is not your strong suit, you’re probably thinking ‘why rush when there are no benefits to filing early… there are only penalties for those who file late, right?’ Wrong! Here are three great […]

How to Clean Wallpaper

Printed wallpaper remains high on most design agendas for 2020. Botanical designs, metallic twists on geometric patterns, retro art deco, and subtle colour gradients are among the top picks. Wallpaper isn’t just for the bedroom and living room anymore! These days, bathrooms and ceilings are getting papered too. With so many options to inspire you, […]

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 […]

How to Remove Limescale from an Electric Kettle

A steaming cup of tea makes most things in life a bit sweeter. With its soothing fragrance, great taste, and the ability to spread warmth from head-to-toe, it’s an essential winter comfort. In fact, tea can be your first line of defence against a deluge of cold symptoms. And if you’re just suffering from a […]

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 […]

Recycled Alphabet Crayons for Valentine’s Day

Whether it’s a bouquet of tissue paper flowers, a little hand print on a red paper heart or a year’s supply of coupons for hugs and kisses, kid-made Valentine’s Day gifts are cherished keepsakes. This year, turn the table on your kids and make something extra special for them! Sugar-free but just as sweet, say […]

Brilliant Gadgets to Update Your Cleaning Routine – Part 1

Some cleaning tasks are more challenging than others, and they require a very specific cleaning tool to get the job done. Over the years we’ve been faced with all manner of near-impossible cleaning challenges, and we’ve managed to get by with DIY solutions. But sometimes nothing has been able to beat a brilliant gadget. Here […]

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 […]

The 4-Step Solution to a Smelly Washer

If your washing machine has begun to smell a bit musty, it’s time to haul out a few household items and give it a wash. That may sound somewhat counter-intuitive, but there are a lot of reasons to add it to your cleaning routine every couple of months. Bacteria, mildew, mould and hard water buildup […]

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 […]

Time to Learn the Fitted Sheet Tag Hack!

Fitted sheets, while an ingenious invention, can cause even the most patient person to become frustrated in minutes. Especially if the bed you’re trying to make is a daybed or a bed pushed up against a wall. Often times you get one corner in place only to find it doesn’t fit because you’ve put it […]

How to Clean Your Hockey Gear

Did you know that more than 621,000 Canadian kids are registered to play on a local hockey team this year! The stats are impressive, the game is exciting, and some may go as far to say we were born to play it. And, although we didn’t conduct a focus group, hockey parents unanimously agree that […]

Low-Tech Tips to Keep You Warmer this Winter

Regular furnace maintenance, proper insulation and double-glazed windows are our main defense against the cold wind, snow and ice that batter our homes in the winter. But, there are also some fairly low-tech tricks to try that might just keep you a little extra toasty and warm!   Use Your Curtains with Care Curtains play […]

Helpful Hallway Hacks for Winter Accessories

When winter arrives, snowstorms and frigid temperatures don’t just cause chaos outdoors. Although we need them to survive Canadian winter, toques, earmuffs, mittens, gloves, scarves, balaclavas, and neck warmers quickly accumulate and take over our front halls and entryways. But it’s not impossible to keep the chaos in check; you just need to adopt a […]

Reunite With Your Neglected Dust Traps

To fight the never-ending battle of dust, dirt and the dreaded dust bunnies that plagues our homes, the average person has a large variety of brooms in multiple sizes and multiple brands like Swiffer products and generic microfibre dry mops. If we’re diligent, we can do a fairly decent job of busting dust, but when […]

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.