Tackle It Tuesday: Paperwork Organization (bills etc.)

Today’s “Tackle” is Paper. There seems to be paper everywhere. There’s newspapers, mail, school work, home drawings, receipts and more. I constantly struggle with paper organization. How long do you keep your paperwork like visa bills, insurance papers, tax folders etc.? Seriously, please leave me a comment and let me know. I want to know I’m not the only freak…or if I am! I keep the last seven years of tax purposes and I keep a few years of paperwork bills (although most of our bills are electronic now, thank goodness!). My hubby thinks I’m nuts for my paperwork files! … Continue reading

ARM & HAMMER® Laundry Detergent

I’ve been known to have my favourite laundry detergent alternatives when washing my clothing, however, I realize that this is not for everyone. I have been testing out two ARM & HAMMER® laundry detergents: ARM & HAMMER® Plus the Power of OxiClean® and ARM & HAMMER Essentials® Liquid Laundry Detergent. If I were to pick one of the two detergents for my preference, it would definitely be the Essentials® one as it has a lighter scent and it contains plant-based soaps and has a dye-free formula. It also contains no phosphates or bleaches. Both detergents have cleaned our clothing equally … Continue reading

Organization Roadblock? Enter: Rubbermaid’s Ask the Organizer

Last week, I wrote a post called January is Organization Month. Around here, I am always striving to get more organized. However, it seems that whenever I get one part of the house organized, another falls apart. I struggle to stay on top of all of the “stuff”, clutter, toys, paperwork and more! Join me this month here on Multi-Testing Mommy for some great organization tips, challenges, inspiration and information. Today, I am going to share with you Rubbermaid’s Ask the Organizer tool. You can submit an organizing question to the group of professional organizers and hopefully your question will … Continue reading

January is Organization Month

I don’t know about you, but my house gets all out of sorts during the month of December. Here is a list of the many things that I find challenging during the month of December: taking down year round decorations to make room for holiday ones storing holiday baking organizing gift wrapping and making room to wrap gifts storing gifts storing wrapped gifts putting away gift wrapping items finding a new home for new gifts making room for the Christmas Tree I’m sure there are more things, but between all of this and the holiday craziness, our house seems to … Continue reading

Earth Berries – a December #Giveaway

We have mentioned Earth’s Berries again and again on here because they are so amazing! Earth’s Berries or Soap Nuts “aren’t technically nuts. They’re fruit, taken from the soapberry tree (Sapindus mukorrosi). In appearance, they’re similar to the lychee nut, yet they’re not grown for consumption. Thanks to their high concentration of foaming “saponin,” soap nuts are used throughout the world as cleaning agents.” (taken directly from http://www.earthsberriesoapnuts.com) I bought two 1 kg bags of Soap Nuts back in April (you get free shipping for orders $60+) and I am just over half way finished my FIRST bag! I can … Continue reading

OxiClean® Max Force® Laundry Stain Remover

OxiClean® Max Force® Laundry Stain Remover is designed to include four types of stain-fighters to tackle more dried-in stains than other sprays: • Amylase Enzyme – lifts food stains from fabric• Solvents/Surfactants – dissolve and trap grease and oil• Polymers – bind to dirt and soils to suspend and rinse them away• Protease Enzyme – targets protein stains like grass and bloodThe above information was taken directly from the OxiClean® website With young children in the house, there is never a load of laundry created that doesn’t have at least on stain among the clothing. There are usually many stains … Continue reading

Scentsy – great gift ideas for the holidays! (REVIEW and GIVEAWAY)

I received a beautiful and fun gift pack from a Scentsy Rep and I am so excited to share all about it with you! But first, I want to share a little more about the amazing woman who is the person behind this. Bonnie is a really special woman who wants to expand her family and her only choice is through adoption. As you probably know, adoption is a very long process with huge financial involvement. Bonnie has already adopted one very precious little girl and she is ready to give Kate a sibling. Her Scentsy business is helping her … Continue reading

Bissell ProHeat 2X Carpet Cleaner (Review and Contest)

With young children in our house, our carpets have definitely seen better days! There are spills, accidents etc. occurring on a daily basis around our house. Enter: The Bissell ProHeat 2X Deep Cleaner. My carpets sure did put this machine to the test! I vacuumed with our regular vacuum first, as this is the recommended first step. Then I used the ProHeat 2X and was completely amazed how much dirt it pulled out of the carpet fibres. It also removed some stains that were on my front hall carpet. BEFORE AFTER The BEFORE picture has “permanent” dirt marks from what … Continue reading

BISSELL Canada is now on Facebook with a “Dirty Little Secret” Contest!

BISSELL Canada is calling all moms, newlyweds, new home buyers and pet lovers to check out their new Facebook Fan Page. BISSELL Canada is now on Facebook and to celebrate, they are hosting a Dirty Little Secrets Contest. By entering the contest, you are eligible to win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas or a weekly prize of a BISSELL PROHeat 2X Upright Deep Cleaner. Entering the contest is simple – share one of your “dirty little secrets” with Bissell Canada and they will post it anonymously on their carpet. It’s that simple! The contest is open to Canadian … Continue reading

Grass Roots Store #Canadian Holiday Shopping (Review & Giveaway)

Grass Roots store has their Green Gift Guide up and it is definitely worth the peruse! I received a pair of Dream Designs Organic Cotton Pillow Cases for review from Grass Roots. They are ORGANIC, FAIR TRADE and NATURAL. I LOVE the softness of the 280 thread count Sateen and the fact that they are organic, makes these pillow cases just that much better! We sleep so many hours, we deserve to be comfortable! My head is the part of my body, that if it isn’t comfortable, I cannot sleep. I am VERY particular about my pillows, in fact, up … Continue reading