Bamboo! Egyptian! What’s in Your Bed? – Part 2

Understanding how a piece of fabric is manufactured may help you make the perfect bed sheet selection for your needs.  Thread count, fibres and weave in a specific combination can create the lightest or heaviest of fabrics. These elements are responsible for how the fabric feels on the coldest to the warmest of nights. They will also indicate how long they will last after regular usage and washing. (more…)

Can Too Many Accessories Create Clutter?

The answer is Yes. Too much of a good thing can be just too much. Simply take a look at the two pictures below and you’ll have good examples of what clutter means. Like everything in life, trying to strike the right balance is key: too much un-appointed ‘stuff’ will cause your room to feel busy and look messy. Not to mention the nuisance it is to your tidy-up and cleaning routine. (more…)

What Are Those Dishwasher Decibel Ratings All About?

There is nothing worse than being in the kitchen and you’re trying to have a conversation with someone and you can’t hear a word the person is saying because your dishwasher is way too loud.  When it comes time for you to buy a new dishwasher make sure you take a closer look at the decibel rating before you make your purchase. (more…)

Mattress Shopping Woes: The Myth of The Sale

The phrase “best price guaranteed” gets so overused in this consumer-driven day and age, but very few retailers actually treat their customers to these well-known savings. Differentiating fact from fiction in a retail setting is not always easy for many consumers who usually find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of promises and red-ticket reductions. (more…)

Your Own Place – Where to Start

Finally, you’re about to move into your own place – At long last! You thought this day of freedom would never come! But then reality sets in, all of the decisions you have to make and how to decide? You begin to gather ideas of all of the options that surrounding you; be it on-line via friends, blogs, and magazines or in-store. Here are 5 key things to do before you make any decisions. (more…)

How to Choose Living Room Occasional Tables

So you bought new furniture or are about to? Have you given any thought to accent tables? No? Well, you’re not alone! You should though, because accent tables can be quite handy for keeping your magazines, the remote control or even resting your feet. Also, because they come in various styles, materials and shapes, they’ll enhance your sectional or sofa/loveseat/chair combination. (more…)

Electrolux SmartBoost™ – Superior Technology, Unparalleled Results

After thousands of hours of vigorous testing, Electrolux’s Expert Clean Lab has developed the best-cleaning laundry line ever.  The new line-up features the exclusive LuxCare™ Wash System that provides a better clean in every load.  This new wash system features SmartBoost™ technology and maximizes the cleaning power of detergent and delivers the most effective stain removal available1. (more…)