Zen and the Art of Spring Cleaning

The spring is sprung, the grass is riz, time to get on the cleaning biz. The birds are singing, flowers are popping and the world’s getting a fresh start. Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth, so why not do the same for your home? The practice of cleaning is a powerful force for … Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Spring Cleaning”

5 Quick Recipes for Natural Cleaners

We recently wrote about the toxicity and harmful side effects of harsh chemical cleaning products used in the home and the dangers they present to children and pets. Instead of keeping a chemical lab in your broom closet, did you know that there are lots of healthier alternatives? Not only are natural cleaners less harmful … Continue reading “5 Quick Recipes for Natural Cleaners”

Workplace Waste Diversion Plans: simply smart business

Fact: as much as 90% of office waste could be recycled or composted. Implementing a workplace waste diversion plan isn’t just a feel-good environmental thing. It’s also a smart business move that can reduce costs and foster team spirit. Paper, paper, read all about it! Whatever happened to the paperless office that was predicted decades … Continue reading “Workplace Waste Diversion Plans: simply smart business”

Hey, kids, let’s science! The Magic of Microfiber

Microfiber packs a big punch Fun fact: the average person spends about 20 hours per month on household cleaning. But there are tools to make the job easier and science has given us so many labour-saving inventions, it’s easy to take them for granted. (Just think about how laundry used to be done!) Microfiber cloths … Continue reading “Hey, kids, let’s science! The Magic of Microfiber”

Top 5 Germ-Laden Things You Touch Every Day

We all get up every day and go about our business. We have things to do, places to go and people to see. Most of us do all of this without thinking too much about the germ-laden things we come into contact with – until we encounter a gritty park bench or a greasy handrail … Continue reading “Top 5 Germ-Laden Things You Touch Every Day”

Top 5 Green Living Tweaks for 2019

Living a healthier, greener life can be easier than you think. And if we all make small adjustments, the benefit to our environment can be huge. As the calendar ticks over to a new year, for many of us, it’s resolution time – a chance to take stock and clear the decks or face new … Continue reading “Top 5 Green Living Tweaks for 2019”

Don’t be S.A.D.: How to beat the Winter Blues with some simple hacks

Yes, the Winter Blues are an actual thing It used to be called simply the “winter blues” but in 1984 mental health researchers first described Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and made the link between reduced sunlight exposure and mood disruptions. If you find you’re feeling depressed starting in late fall and throughout the winter, you … Continue reading “Don’t be S.A.D.: How to beat the Winter Blues with some simple hacks”

The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

It’s really all about germs, isn’t it? You’ve all heard the argument when it comes to drying your hands: should you use paper towels or the electric hand dryer? Which is more hygienic? Which is more environmentally responsible? Which is more efficient and economical? Or should you just let your hands air dry and forget … Continue reading “The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers”

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The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 1

Hydrogen Peroxide: H202. You probably already have it in your home, and more than likely you use it to treat minor cuts and scrapes. But you’d be surprised at how many uses this colourless liquid has. For household cleaning, health and hygiene, beauty, medical uses — even as rocket fuel! Hydrogen peroxide is readily available … Continue reading “The Magic of H2O2 | Hydrogen Peroxide – Part 1”