Is getting a cleaner worth the money?

When our baby arrived, I ignored everyone’s advice to enlist help with the cleaning, cooking, and baby-raising, because I foolishly thought I’d do it all. As I held my two-week-old in the middle of our mess-ridden home I relented, “I am not superwoman.” Then, I hired a cleaner who proved to be a godsend. Continue reading “Is getting a cleaner worth the money?”

Things to have in your home by 30

Ah…30. That magical number of “adulthood.” Although you’ve legally been an adult for 12 years now, there are assumed responsibilities that come with turning 30 and one of these is having a home that reflects a more responsible, adult lifestyle. Some of my friends are scared of “adulting” and try to put it off for as long as possible, but there are benefits to having a home equipped with items that not only make everyday maintenance easier but prepare you for the unexpected. Continue reading “Things to have in your home by 30”

4 Tips for Destroying Mould with Eco Products

There are many different types of cleaning challenges that arise around the home. One problem that can be difficult to deal with is mould. Not only is it unsightly, but it’s really dangerous too.

While the go-to for destroying mould used to be harsh chemicals and bleach, those old-school methods just don’t sit well with me. I make a conscious effort to live well and do good things for the environment. So I have put together my top tips for destroying mould with eco-friendly alternatives.   Continue reading “4 Tips for Destroying Mould with Eco Products”

Eco-friendly cleaning product alternatives

I became hyper-conscious of product ingredients when I was pregnant and tried to stay away from excess preservatives and food colouring when food shopping. But I had a nagging feeling that my cleaning kit also needed an overhaul.

The disinfectants and all-purpose cleaners I had come to rely on were leaving my hands red and dry and their chemical scents were overpowering. So I began investigating what was in my favourite cleaning products and eventually came upon some eco-friendly alternatives:

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Quick cleaning tasks (30 minutes or less)

When you are lacking motivation to clean or low on time, use one of my favourite productivity hacks – the Pomodoro Technique. While the baby is napping or my husband takes over for a bit, I set a timer and start one of the three quick cleaning tasks below. When time is up, I relax for five minutes by checking my phone or reading news.

After the five minute break, if my daughter is still asleep (yes!) and/or hubby is still enjoying baby-dad time (double yes!), I reset the timer and begin another task. Instead of one marathon cleaning, which is impossible with a baby, I finish an area each time and clean more in one timed session than I thought possible.

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