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7 Ways to Spring Clean and Really Feel Winter is Over

As the snow melts, we are all eager to feel like spring is here. We know that even with a regular house cleaning routine, in spring we need to clear winter away and freshen up our home for the new season. Here are our 7 favourite things on a spring cleaning list

Spring Cleaning List1. Closet Change

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There are many reasons to choose house cleaning products which cause less harm to your health and to the environment. There are many environmentally friendly cleaning lines out there to choose from. If you want to kick it old school, you can do a lot with just a box of baking soda. Here are our 6 tips for house cleaning with baking soda.

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If moving to a new home is in your plans, or already marked in your calendar, here are 10 ways to make moving day easier.

1. Start Early. Moving means lots of time and energy. Don’t crunch the tasks into the last few weeks. Call ahead of book your resources and providers, to avoid disappointment.

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Does your cat get stressed when you are out of the house for a long time? Maybe you had a really long day at work, or you spent a long Saturday running errands before doing dinner and a movie with friends. If your cat is the kind to get stir crazy when left alone, here are 6 ways to comfort your cat when you’re not home. If you are away for more than a day, we do recommend setting up pet sitting visits…in the winter months, this may also meet your home insurance requirements!

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We all know that sense of stress when guests are expected and you are behind on house cleaning. How many times have you said (or heard) “come in, but please excuse the mess!” We also know how great it feels when the house is freshly cleaned. You almost want to say “please use the bathroom before you go…it is spotless in there!”

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If you have ever tried mixing your own solutions for house cleaning, you've discovered how useful essential oils are. There is a wide range of options and ideas. There is no right or wrong - it comes down to what scent you like best. To help you get started, we've picked the top 5 essential oils for house cleaning. Feel free to mix these scents to create blends that appeal to you. Here's the list, with some explanations and suggestions.

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Our house cleaning clients in Ottawa, Etobicoke, and Milton often ask us what sort of products are best to use in their home. We like to recommend environmentally safe products. Yes, it's good for the health our planet - reducing pollution of the oceans and the atmosphere - but it's also good for the health of your family.

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When it’s dark at 6pm and the stores fill with sweaters and Santas, many people start thinking about leaving home to travel somewhere warm and sunny. It’s fun to plan, to pack for the beach, and it's easy to overlook things on the home front. Homeowners should plan for the house they leave behind. For safety and peace of mind, here are 5 travel tips for your home.