Cleaning

How to Fix Bamboo Flooring Scratches in Minutes

How to fix bamboo flooring scratches in minutes with one simple item!

I’ve never been a big fan of dark flooring. In our previous house we put down some light, neutral-toned vinyl flooring, and it was wonderful – it hid everything! Four kids plus a cat was no match for that floor! And then we moved to our lovely new home, where the owners thought that dark bamboo flooring would look nice. ... Read More »

The Easiest and Best Fruit Fly Trap

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I know a thing or two about fruit fly traps, mostly because I have a habit of buying brown bananas (What? 2 pounds of bananas for $0.69 cents? YES, PLEASE!) and then leaving them on the counter for days and days until my husband threatens to either throw them into the Green Bin or toss them into the freezer with ... Read More »

4 Simple Steps to Bring New Life to Worn Running Shoes

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am getting a little tired of this “Back-to-School” money gouge. I heard today that it costs the average Canadian child over $425 in back to school items!! I know that there are many expenses that are unavoidable, but I’ve been trying to cut corners whenever possible, and have found footwear to ... Read More »

Packing for Vacation WITH Kids in Just 10 Minutes

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We love going away as a family – whether it’s a quick trip to the grandparents’ house, a weekend away, or a week of camping. Unfortunately, though, the majority of the packing falls on my shoulders. I don’t mind it very much, but it is very time-consuming. After a few years of this, mostly out of necessity, we came up ... Read More »

GLAD for GOODWILL #Donate4Good

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You have probably followed my sister Jenn’s process of selling her house, over the past few months.  Moving is a great incentive to get rid of excess “stuff” – first by getting your house ready to sell, then by packing everything, then by unpacking and deciding what to do with everything.   We went through the whole process ourselves 2.5 ... Read More »

Dishwasher Soap For Next to Nothing!

Dishwasher Soap

I get a little annoyed sometimes at the price of dishwasher soap. You can pay some serious money for it. Fancy little tabs with a power-boosting ball in the centre.  Even the basic stuff (liquid or powder) can run up to 5 dollars or so and it gets used so quickly. Fill the entire dispenser, then the pre-wash, then sprinkle ... Read More »

How to Involve Your Kids in Spring Cleaning

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It’s almost Spring time!  Time to enjoy the sunshine, the longer days, and the warmer weather. It’s also time to do some Spring cleaning – to tackle some big jobs that may not have been done since last year! But there’s no law that states that the mom must do all the work. And there is nothing that says that ... Read More »