Cleaning

DIY Ski Storage for Garage #palletideas

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As I was running errands this weekend, I happened upon a garage sale where they were giving away four pairs of cross country skis for FREE!! And as I love anything with good value, I scooped them up.  We’ve been wanting to try some cross country skiing for the past few years, but haven’t gotten around to buying any!  So ... Read More »

Easy Pet Fur Cleanup

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Marya here!! I have been totally MIA over the past few months. Life has gotten so very busy with four boys, work, Jays games, and life in general!! In all that busyness, I’m still trying to keep up with some basic meal planning and house-cleaning. I’m going to share a quick hack with you today that I tried for pet ... Read More »

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 »