Friday, July 30, 2010

For other Writers - The original press release

I just came across this on the site and thought - "Wow, when I first wrote that, I'm not sure I ever really thought I'd get my book published. But look at how's it all worked out!" Using the internet to get the attention of big publishers is a great way to stand out. If you're curious, and/or are dreaming of publishing a book one day, check out the original press release I wrote in 2006 at

And keep writing! :)

The Simplest Alternative to Dishwasher Detergent

I'm keeping it a have to see which common household cleaning ingredient can be used instead of traditional dishwasher detergent powder at: An Alternative to Dishwasher Detergent

PS. On the same page are also a few hints submitted by a reader about other ways to use dishwasher detergent...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gloomy Rainy Days - Perfect for Cleaning

Today is a seriously gloomy, rainy sky day. (In fact, I just read online that we're expecting up to 100 mm of rain here in Calgary!) So, it's time to grab my little cleaning kit and handy timer and get to it. Sometimes the gloom outside provides the perfect backdrop for a little extra cleaning...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

How long do Dyson cleaners really last?

I need your opinions, guys. How long do Dyson vacuum cleaners really last? For our next cleaner, I wouldn't mind saving up for one of these suckers, but I really need convincing that it's worth the extra cost. If you have a Dyson, how long have you had it? it really true that it doesn't lose its suction over time?

Vacuums - the one appliance you really WANT to suck. :)

Remove a Toxic Cleaner - Take on Baking Soda to Scrub, Scrub, Scrub those Surfaces

Here's an easy way to remove one more toxic/chemical cleaner from your home. And yes, it's also painless! Simply stop using chemical scrubby cleaners and replace them with good old baking soda. You'll be surprised that baking soda works incredibly well - a sprinkle or two, and a good scrubby sponge for scrubbing action, and you're off!