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4 Tasks You Didn’t Know Your Housecleaner Could Do

Are you considering hiring a housecleaner? Well, first of all, congratulations! You’re about to have some much needed free time! Second of all, where do you even start with one? The idea of having a housecleaner can be new…

5 Quick Tips to Freshen Up Your Living Room

Living room décor should reflect the personal style of its inhabitants. This can range from cozy and comfy with earthy tones, bright and cheerful with vibrant hues, or rich and textured layers of character. But no matter how carefully…

Spot Share: Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot

Today we’re sharing about one of Toronto’s amazing sharing spots: the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot! The Toronto Tool Library has two locations, located in St. Clair West and on Spadina in the new CSI space! The Spadina…

5 Reads To Inspire Your Next Deep Clean

As the temperatures dip, it’s looking more and more like curl-up-on-the-couch-with-hot-chocolate weather. Chores will be chores though. You’ll still have to haul yourself out of your comfortable potato position to tackle basic cleaning. We have a tip for getting…

7 Hacks For Keeping Summer Clothes Fresh Till Next Year

**This is a guest post** Unfortunately, summer has to come to an end. On the bright side, it’s an excuse to make some space in your closet and pull out those delicious knits by packing away your summer clothes.…

8 Space Saving Hacks For Your Closet

It is a chore in itself to make room in the closet for all the latest purchases. No matter how big your space is, it’s somehow never enough to store all the essentials in an organized, easy-to-reach, clutter-free way!…

5 Fall 2018 Interior Design Trends

Fall is just around the corner and a new wave of interior design trends are arriving with it! This fall, we at AskforTask have an eye out for the most prominent trends in home living! If you’re looking to…

3 Simple Rituals For The Weekend House Clean

We at AskforTask know that motivation for cleaning is hard. We are here to turn that ritual cleaning session into an enjoyable experience. Before you get your handy rubber gloves on or roll up your regular cleaning plants, make sure to…

How To Umbra Upgrade Your Tiny Bedroom!

Have a tiny little bedroom and trying to make storage work while pursuing the minimalist aesthetic saturating your social media feeds? Umbra has your back. Umbra’s functional and minimalist furniture and decor offer a variety of custom options for…

How To Successfully Declutter Your Home In 9 Simple Steps

“How did I accumulate so much stuff?” said everybody ever. Are you constantly considering downsizing, tired of cleaning all the time, deciding to clear out that spare room or just missing the days when sunlight hit a patch of…

Baby-Proofing a door is important

5 Ways To Baby-Proof Your Home

A new family member is on the way! Congratulations! Your comfortable, adult-friendly home is now a danger zone for the new little human. Baby-proofing for the first time can be difficult. It’s not easy for us to catch all…

6 Tips For Assembling IKEA Furniture

IKEA furniture building can be tedious, however it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are 6 tips for getting your furniture to look as good in your home as it does in the store. Always Be Prepared First…

Say Hello To Spring Clean Season With These 5 Activities

Spring has FINALLY descended upon us, offering its good graces and we’re so excited! What is it about this season that makes us want to clean? Perhaps its the need to dust off the dreary winter, or just that…

How To Make Your Laundry Great With Baking Soda

As it has been said, baking soda is every homebody’s best friend. Already famous as a useful cleaning solution, it only makes sense that adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry would improve your clothes and linens!…

5 Ways to Save Money Cleaning

Saving money on cleaning can make a big difference in your home’s financial landscape. Here’s some tips on how to get a great clean, without breaking the bank. 1. Use Mild Dish Soap Or Plain Water What people don’t know…

5 Rules for Tackling Stubborn Stains

Laundry stains are the worst. It’s pretty disheartening to find a particularly stubborn stain and know you’ll have to say goodbye to your favorite shirt. You shouldn’t let it go without a fight though. Here are 5 rules we…

The Secret To Decluttering In Less Than 5 Minutes

If you’re like most people, you manage to successfully dodge doing chores on the regular, and then one day find yourself living amidst a disaster zone. Well who can blame you? While we understand the tedious nature of chores,…

4 Best Ways to Customize Your IKEA Furniture

IKEA is everyone’s budget haven for functional and minimalist furniture! The only issue is, that literally everybody shops at IKEA and we all run the risk of our homes looking a little too much like IKEA showrooms. How many…

5 Steps To Cleaning Burnt Pots or Pans

Were you busy and distracted while cooking? Have a failed dinner and black, crusted pots on your hands? We’ve got you! Honestly, even if you’re careful, it can still be easy for a pan to cake over with burnt…

A Primer: Wall Prints And Where To Find Them

Don’t you dare do it! I know what you’re thinking! You want to finally cover up your bare walls, and decided that the best place to get an affordable art piece is IKEA. You probably saw the big wall…

5 Ways to Save the Earth with Baking Soda

The majority of cleaning products out there use chemicals that are impossible to pronounce. It can be pretty scary seeing those novel-long labels for something that’s coming in direct contact with your skin. However, what a lot of people…

9 Ways To Clean Your Home With Vinegar

Did you know you could clean with vinegar? It’s also a staple in basically almost every kitchen! To compile a complete list of things you could clean with it would be impossible, but if you’re living in a large…

Integrating Biophilic Design Into Your Workspace

To the window! To the wall! Think about that elevated sense of happiness you experience when walking around in a park. Think about how unhappy you feel, in contrast, in your harshly-lit office space. Nature enables all of our…