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November 16, 2017

Fall is the perfect time of the year to start organizing your kitchen. With the cool breeze blowing outside, it’s time you step up to revamp your kitchen for the season. After all, it’s worth noting that the holidays are just a few weeks away. Here are some simple yet effective tips to organize your kitchen for this vibrant season:

Clear out the fridge & freezer
Clear out remnants from the warmer months such as freezer-burned Popsicle sticks and old food supplies that are past their expiration date. Replace these meals with loads of root vegetables, cans of soup, hearty cuts of meat and frozen meals. While you purge, analyze all the summer leftovers you can use for the fall season. This includes the fresh batch of tomato sauce you made when tomatoes were in season! 

Organize your baking essentials
Fall is the perfect time of the year to bake cookies, pies, fresh loaves of bread – you name it. To ensure you don’t turn your kitchen into a chaotic mess, make sure all of your baking essent...

April 28, 2017

Have you completed all of your spring-cleaning tasks?  Dusted? Swept?  Purged?  Scrubbed? Enough already!  We get exhausted simply thinking about trying to cram so much into a short period of time.  Won't you be glad when summer finally arrives and you can say so long to this cleaning craze?!

By now you know that we prefer the term 'non' spring-cleaning.  Easy does it when it comes to cleaning and organizing.  The mere thought of having to do so much at once can be completely overwhelming.   We prefer the slow and steady approach.  Setting reasonable goals, and allowing a reasonable amount of time to complete them. 

No matter which space you decide to work on, there are basic guidelines to follow in order to make the process less stressful.
 

  1. Determine what the actual space is to be used for

  2. PURGE all unnecessary, unwanted, and unused items*

  3. Create three separate categories of items:  Keep, Donate, Trash

  4. Be brutal when pu...

April 6, 2017

Sit down.  Breathe.  Put down the mop, bucket, dust cloths, window cleaner and every other cleaning product known to mankind.  Take a couple of deep breaths and count to ten.  Feel better?  Now, put away the Spring Cleaning List you’ve been reading and relax.  Just breathe.  Its okay, we promise.

Yes, we know that spring has sprung, but that doesn’t mean we have to work ourselves into a frenzy cleaning and organizing everything from the attic to the basement and every single space in between within the next week – all because someone, somewhere, told us we were supposed to.

There are hundreds of lists telling us the top 100 things to do for  spring cleaning, 50 ways to clean our houses from top to bottom in one weekend; and lists telling us hundreds of things to get done ‘right now’.   Overwhelmed?  Heart palpitations?  Feeling of panic?  It’s simply too much to process all at once.     Bedroom, living room, family room, dining room, basement, and attic…...

February 24, 2017

Can you believe that March Break is right around the corner?  If you are among the lucky ones, you will be hopping on a plane and heading to a special destination.  Maybe somewhere warm?  Visiting family and friends?  No matter where you are going, it's time to get organized for a fun-filled and stress-free vacation!

Have you ever wondered what you are allowed to pack in you carry-on baggage when you are flying somewhere?  We've spent countless hours researching exactly what is, and isn't, allowed onboard with you. Knowing what you are permitted to pack in your carry-on can avoid unnecessary delays, or worse, having to leave prized possessions behind at the security screening area.  Isn't it much better to be organized and know that everything you packed in your bag will arrive with you? We think so!

The following is a list of the most asked about items that are allowed in your carry-on baggage according to the guidelines set out by *TSA and Transport Canada*.  Pl...

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