Yet another long weekend to look forward to! What better way to spend it than taking the entire bunch to a trip or do some creative activities. Here are some activities that will surely get the entire Brady Bunch involved:
Lay the mats for a family picnic
Back to the basics with a basket-full of goodies, and pop some sparkling wine.
Visit our troops at the fire station
It’s Labor Day for us, might as well visit one of those teams who truly symbolize the workforce. The kids will surely have fun sliding down the handy poles.
Go backyard treasure hunting
This is your chance to create your own jungle themed outdoor activity – make sure to camo those goodies!
Take a trip to the clouds
Choose a laid-back afternoon to cruise the skies in a hot air balloon.
Go Fruit Picking
It’s a fun time to carry those baskets and hand pick some apples to bring home. Nothing beats the fresh produce.
Crazy color pre-made ceramics
Time get crafty! Visit the local ceramic shop and get some plain pots plates to paint!
Volunteer for the day
Spread the kindness and start them young. Chose a cause and involve the kids to participate in a selfless activity.
Go back to nature
Re-energize. Take in the good air. Make the kids appreciate nature more. Most of all, have them involved in making the earth healthy again.
The holidays is always a good time to get some R & R, and also a good time to get those pending cleaning done. However, in order to maximize the time between those two mentioned, you have to prioritize. This is where Professional Cleaning Services works best. Life Maid Easy is your one-stop professional home cleaning company, who specialized in eco-friendly sustainable cleaning services.
Your pantry may be the next best thing to a grocery store, but it is also the best place to get the best home cleaning remedies. Indeed, a clean home is a safe home – made better with using only organic, environment-safe ingredients. Here are some common ingredients at home which are in fact, best for cleaning as well.
white vinegar or lemon juice + table salt
All-purpose cleaner and deodorizer
4 tablespoons baking soda : 1 quart warm water
2 cups water + ½ cup white vinegar + ¼ cup rubbing alcohol + 1-2 drops orange or lemon essential oil
½ slice lemon + ½ cup borax
½ cup ammonia
Water Ring Remover
1 part white non-gel toothpaste + 1 part baking soda
Last-resort Clothing Stain Remover
1 gal hot water + 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent + 1 cup regular thin bleach
2 drops mild dishwashing liquid + 1 cup water
Scented All-Purpose Cleaner
1 part white vinegar + 1 part water + lemon rind – rosemary sprigs
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There is one space in the kitchen considered as the next best thing to the grocery – the pantry! What better way to store all those ingredients to come up with the best dishes in the world, than to have them at your reach. Often time too, this space may be neglected because the kids are impatiently waiting for their dinner. Nooks and drawers may be tricky to reach for cleaning. Grease and spills may even be a headache. Worry no more for here is a free printable resource for an easier, more organized way to keep up with maintaining your pantry.
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That perfectly shiny stainless steel is every homemaker’s dream. Well, that’s easy – all it takes is just hours tireless scrubbing and polishing. Maybe not! Stainless steel is the standard for kitchenware and equipment precisely because of its rust-free property. No one wants extra rust on their food, obviously. Stainless steel is also very stable and malleable. Stainless steel kitchenware and equipment looks sleek and professional especially when new. That’s the challenge for every homemaker – maintaining the quality of stainless steel tools and equipment.
Good news is that all it takes to keep that shine is found in our cupboards. Below is a simple guide on how to properly take care of our stainless steel tools and equipment:
Pots and Pans, Utensils Spot Cleaning: make a paste with hot water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Use a scrubbing pad to cleaning and polish the stainless steel.
Tough Stains: soak the smaller stainless steel in a mixture of 1 liter of water and ¼ cup baking soda.
Toughest Stains: Make a paste out of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, rub on the area. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Should you be needing to soak, use the ratio 1 cup hydrogen peroxide is to 2 tablespoons baking soda. Let it sit for at least an hour. Wipe clean.
Appliances and Bigger Equipment
Mix 2 parts vinegar 1 part cream of tartar. Either use. a spray bottle or simply wipe the mixture into the surface of the equipment. Wipe dry.
Note that baking soda also an abrasive, therefore use cream of tartar instead of baking soda.
Nature truly has her own magical means to create things that are naturally beneficial for people. One of which is the discovery of essential oils. Though the popularity of essential oils has skyrocketed only recently, but the practice of using them therapeutically has been around since the 11th century. Essential oils are believed to speed up healing, boost energy level, and reduce stress, and so much more.
Lemon Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a great natural cleanser. It is antiseptic and strong enough to cut threw grease and grime. It can also remove gum, oil, adhesives, and crayon from most surfaces. Lemon essential oil is also capable of removing the odour of cigarettes.
Natural orange essential oil is antiseptic and exhibits antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser. As well as Lemon and most of citrus essential oils, orange is good for cleaning cutting boards and countertops where raw meat has been, as it destroys Salmonella.
Lavender is a great natural deodorizer, antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic. It is used for kitchens and bathrooms as a sanitizer due to its disinfectant property, basically anywhere you would use a disinfection or antibacterial spray.
Life Maid Easy makes sure to use all-natural cleaning products which are non-hazardous, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and that are safe for your children, pets and the atmosphere. All our natural cleaning products can be infused with the essential oils of Lemon, Orange or Lavender which have a beautiful fragrance as well as great therapeutic properties.
The week has just started, and tasks may soon be piling up. You already start to picture the aggravation, and soon enough, you notice you now drag your feet to every meeting. Worse part is that it’s just a Weekday! Don’t fret. The trick of the trade is simple – organizing.
Here are the top 5 tips to being more productive at work.
Clean Desk Policy – Make sure to tidy up your desk. After all, this is where the creative process begins.
Break activities to Tiny Tasks – List down all your activities for the day, then break them down to tiny tasks.
Create a Done List – A to-do list is always good, but a done-list is way better. You not only get to track your micro wins towards the day, but also feel good about completing the tasks.
Use a tracker to monitor your productivity – Be creative in creating your own tracker. This way, you create that sense of accountability
Timing is everything. – Schedule regular breaks during the day. Make it visual and fun!
Still have the hangover from yaour long weekend shenanigans? No worries! Let’s check out the top 10 activities you can over the weekend.
1.Explore the outdoors in a hiking trip at Grouse Grind, the Chief, and Lynn Canyon.
2.Stretch your stress away with yoga by the beach.
3.Go funky with stand-up saddle boarding.
4.Have a drinking frenzy during the micro brewery tour.
5.Watch that 70’s show at the park.
6.Brave the woods, and go camping.
7.Take a dip at beach/pool.
8.Go biking the terrain of the ranges or the highway.
9.Hop aboard a day trip to local attractions
10.Support your favorite sporting team.
Life Maid Easy, has its headquarters in the heart of Vancouver. We are your eco-friendly partner for all your cleaning needs. We aim to eliminate the health and environmental risks associated with cleaning products and services, and we ensure a safe, risk-free environment for you and your family. So don’t fuss, leave the dirty spaces to us!
Awesome! It’s time to get packed for that trail hike, get cozy on the mats whilst watching a film, or go paddle boarding under the sun. In keeping with all your schedule this long weekend, it is inevitable to sway into stress that goes along with the planning. Learn from the vacation experts – Don’t fuss!
Here are our top 5 tips to make your vacation plans easy breezy:
Pack light – Stick to the essentials. Use multipurpose items if possible. Have a list in advance too. It helps not to forget anything important.
2. Get organized – Plot your itinerary in advance, including contact persons and number, budget. It will also be helpful to have a list of things you want to get out of that experience – better yet, be spontaneous instead!
Ditch digital! – Often we get work hangover. Pro-tip, do not attempt to take that mobile conference call, or answer that email. If it helps, here is one creative vacation responder:
I am on annual leave until dd/mm/yyyy. I will allow each sender one email and if you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until there is only one remaining. Choose wisely. Please note that you have already sent me one email.
Get in touch with nature / art –It is easy to get to hooked up with the hype of the fad vacations activities, but just like any other working machines, our body needs that extra Zen time to relax and recharge. Best part is, mostly, the experience is free!
Lucky last, have fun! – After all, that is the purpose of every holiday, to get the most out of the experience.
Bonus Tip: To maximize your holiday, what better way to get home than to be greeted by the anticipation of a clean home – crisp linens, pearl-white tiles, tidied toys, deep-cleaned carpet? Imagine the possibilities! Imagine the convenience. This will only be done with the help of a professional cleaning partner.
Life Maid Easy, is your eco-friendly partner for all your cleaning needs. We aim to eliminate the health and environmental risks associated with cleaning products and services, and we ensure a safe, risk-free environment for you and your family. So don’t fuss, leave the dirty spaces to us!
Bathrooms are one of the most common areas to suffer from repeated water abuse and have a high risk for water damage, but the cost and damage can be cut down with a few easy steps on how to handle water damage.
The very first thing that should be obvious is to find the water shut off valve and turn it off to prevent further damage if you’re suffering broken pipes. There should be a handle on the toilet if that is the source of the leak, otherwise, you will have to find the shut-off valve for the entire house. Removing the water is something you will have to address immediately before mold can set in; shop vacs, towels, even a shovel, and bucket are all helpful if the water is excessive.
A more thorough drying is required after the still water is removed by wiping down the walls, paneling, and fixtures. Mold is a serious risk so it is important to do this as quickly and thoroughly as possible and finish ventilating by opening windows, turning on fans and getting as much airflow in the area as you can. While waiting for the area to dry, you may use the time to launder rugs, towels or other fabrics before they start to mildew.
If there is any dirt or debris after the area’s dry, be sure to use one-time-use rags, industrial bags, gloves and boots to clean before sanitizing. Once the hubris is gone, make sure that you have proper ventilation in the room and use a mixture of bleach and water to go over every surface (floors, walls, ceiling, and fixtures) to completely sanitize. Once fumes are gone, you may thoroughly clean the bathroom with regular bathroom cleaners and go through the room with special attention to any wood and anything touching the floor. After you’ve completed these steps, if you have any question about mold developing or start to see signs, immediately call a water damage expert to check the area professionally.