Re-caulking your shower

Did you know that you are “supposed” to re-caulk your shower/tub about every 5 years?  I’m not sure who set the rule and deadline – but if my shower was any indication, it seems an accurate timeline for this chore.

mildew forming in shower caulking


The close-up makes it look only slightly worse than it was, but even the pink areas are signs of mildew forming on the existing caulking.  It doesn’t get much […]

2021-03-09T13:55:44-05:00March 7th, 2021|CLEAN, DIY|Comments Off on Re-caulking your shower

Single-use soap

A great idea for minimizing contact amidst Covid, these pretty single-use soaps are decorative, smell wonderful and are so easy to make!

Just popping in with a quick idea today – not even sure if I can stretch it out to 300 words so that Google will include it in its search engines… but it’s a good idea, especially given the current pandemic.

Single-use soap!

I don’t want to give you the idea that I have poor hygiene, but I have never washed […]

2020-12-09T07:55:57-05:00December 9th, 2020|CLEAN, DECOR|Comments Off on Single-use soap

How to make a mask storage pouch / mask storage wallet

Keep a mask on you at all times by folding this simple plastic sleeve to keep in your pocket, your purse, your car or your backpack.  A very simple, and inexpensive mask storage pouch / mask storage wallet.

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I’ve bought 18 reusable masks now – for the three of us – knowing that I need one each day for work, and the girls […]

2020-08-24T15:51:00-04:00August 27th, 2020|CLEAN, For me|Comments Off on How to make a mask storage pouch / mask storage wallet

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

Canada is implementing (or trying to implement) a ban on certain ‘single-use plastics’ by 2021; things like straws, plastic plates, cutlery, bags and stir sticks to name a few.  It’s not nearly enough to reverse the damage we’ve done to the planet, but it is a move in the right direction and these DIY beeswax wraps are just one of many ways our family is participating.

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The […]

2020-08-23T14:59:28-04:00August 24th, 2019|CLEAN, CRAFTS, DIY, KIDS|Comments Off on Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

Year of clean checklist

Remember all of those cleaning tasks that you forgot? Yup, me neither. This printable “Year of Clean” list will help you keep track of those monthly/quarterly or yearly jobs that we often forget.

This isn’t your typical cleaning checklist – this is a list of items that don’t need to get done everyday, but do need to get done; changing the furnace filter for example.

But how do you keep track of when it was changed out last – especially if there […]

2020-08-23T14:59:39-04:00January 14th, 2019|100 LISTS, CLEAN|Comments Off on Year of clean checklist

Winterizing the Garage Doors

We tend to think of garage door maintenance come Fall when “Winterizing” is on our minds, but weatherizing your garage doors will protect your home from pests, insects, leaves,water, dirt and extreme temperatures any time of the year.

Is the above photo shocking?

This is the bottom weatherstrip on my garage door.  It’s shifted, been chewed and/or frozen to the ground and ripped, it was full of sawdust and water and clearly completely ineffective in sealing out anything that wanted to come hibernate […]

2020-08-23T15:00:32-04:00September 22nd, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, CLEAN, DIY|4 Comments

Choosing the best toilet for your family

Choosing the best toilet for your family is more than finding a colour and price and taking it home from the nearest store – these are a few considerations you should keep in mind.

We built our house in 2005 and had agreed on a few upgrades for our dream home, but toilets were not even remotely in the running as items we were going to spend time researching or allocating additional funds to.  Builder’s grade bowls seemed adequate, and really, […]

2020-08-23T15:00:37-04:00July 31st, 2018|CLEAN, DECOR|1 Comment
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