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No one wants to say goodbye to their cottage for the winter, but as the days get shorter, the air gets crisper and the leaves continue to blanket the ground, it’s the ideal time to do just that. While some cottages can be used year-round, many are three-season only. These are the ones that need to be prepped for the winter months so you can head back without issue once the warm weather returns!

Just like your home, your cottage requires proper care and maintenance to ensure it can be used and enjoyed for many years to come. This is why it’s well worth the time and effort to shut it down properly, so you can hopefully mitigate any issues by the time you return in the spring. 

If you’re a cottage owner, be sure to check these 11 tasks off your…

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Everyone has that one friend who swears they know how to fix something using a tried-and-true method passed down from their friend’s cousin’s co-worker’s grandmother but, more often than not, these types of “fixes” are mediocre at best. 

The same can be said for cleaning “hacks.” 

Whether it’s pouring white wine on a red wine stain to remove it, or using wax paper to polish your sinks, we wanted to know if there was any truth to these cleaning myths—and shockingly, there is! Well, to some of them, at least. 

Let’s take a look at 10 popular cleaning myths and see if they’re really worth listening to. 

A woman vacuuming a carpet in a living room

1. You shouldn’t vacuum too often because it wears out the carpet.

VERDICT: False

Sorry to everyone who hates vacuuming, but this one…

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There are three types of people in this world: those who hate cleaning, those who pretend they enjoy the process, and those who have mastered enough house cleaning hacks so they can do the job efficiently and effortlessly.  

Temina McCormack, owner of Ottawa-based Temina and the Cleanas, belongs to that third group. Luckily for everyone else, she loves sharing the knowledge she’s accumulated over the years. The expert is here to answer your questions and share her cleaning tips––from getting rid of pet hair off your furniture to removing tough stains from your kitchen walls. Check out Temina’s answers below, and remember to send your cleaning questions to crea-comms@crea.ca to be featured in an upcoming article.

My kitchen walls are covered…

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