Recent Posts in Motivation/Inspiration Category

  • Dryer Not Drying, Heating, or Spinning? Here’s What to Do

    October 15, 2019
    With an average lifespan of about 14 years, you can expect to enjoy years of reliable service from your dryer, but a lack of maintenance or old age may cause it to underperform or periodically break down. You can avoid downtime and costly repairs by paying close attention to warning signs and knowing when to call the experts. Read on to learn what to do if your dryer won't spin, heat, or dry, from ...
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  • How Long Do Dishwashers Last?

    October 3, 2019
    Dishwashers are a modern convenience that can be found in most kitchens across the nation, and like other common household appliances they have a relatively predictable lifespan. Learn what to expect from your dishwasher and some helpful tips on how to maximize your investment, with expert advice from Mr. Appliance®. How Long Should a Dishwasher Last? There are a number of variables that can ...
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  • My Dryer Won’t Start – What Do I Do?

    October 1, 2019
    So you’ve found yourself saying, “Help! My dryer won’t start!” This is a frustrating situation, but the solution may not be too difficult. Whenever an appliance fails, it’s best to start by looking for common (and simple) problems first. Try a few easy troubleshooting tips, like checking for a tripped circuit breaker or a broken door latch. Chances are, you can go from “Noooo, my dryer won’t ...
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  • How to Be a Good Host or Hostess

    September 24, 2019
    Your home is an intimate space that reflects your personal taste and style, and while it may be the place that you feel most comfortable the same may not always hold true for your guests. Whether you are having extended family over for an impromptu game night or hosting friends for a formal dinner party or informal backyard barbecue, Mr. Appliance® has some great tips on how to be a good host to ...
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  • The Best Gifts for Cooks

    September 17, 2019
    For some, cooking is merely a means to end but for others, it is a passion. Whether you know a well-seasoned chef or one who is just starting to learn, each will have their own unique sense of style and flair when it comes to creating a meal. While this can make it challenging to shop for these individuals around birthdays or holidays, the kitchen experts at Mr. Appliance® have a number of great ...
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  • How to Become a Soup Kitchen Volunteer

    September 17, 2019
    Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community in which you live and can be a valuable and rewarding experience. By becoming a soup kitchen volunteer you can help to provide hot, healthy meals to those in need and make a real difference regardless of how much time you have to spare. Read on to learn how to get started, with helpful information and tips from the dedicated team of ...
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  • Grandparents Day Gifts | Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration

    September 3, 2019
    In addition to signalling the start of the school year and the first days of fall, September is also a time to honour grandparents. As this special day approaches and you are searching for the perfect Grandparents Day gifts, the team of dedicated professionals at Mr. Appliance® has some great ideas to help inspire you. What is Grandparents Day? The origin of Grandparents Day dates back to 1973 ...
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  • How to Separate Laundry to Prolong the Life of Your Clothes

    August 27, 2019
    If you're like most, you have a love-hate relationship with your washer and dryer—where you love the idea of having freshly laundered clothes but hate the mishaps and disasters that can ruin your most cherished or expensive items. The best way to avoid damage and help your clothes to last longer is by taking the time to sort your laundry before you begin and setting the correct temperature in ...
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  • How to Play the Washboard as a Musical Instrument

    June 18, 2019
    In the musical realm, there are few instruments that capture the historical charm and whimsical percussion of the washboard. This once popular laundry tool was considered effective at removing most dirt and stains from clothing and linens given the right soap and some vigorous scrubbing, but it has since been replaced by the modern convenience of the automatic washing machine. Today these vintage ...
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  • An Easy, DIY Play Kitchen for Your Little Chef

    June 11, 2019
    It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you’re a parent who spends any time there, there’s a high likelihood you’ve had offers to help from little hands which are also near and dear to your heart. From helping crack eggs to playing drums on the floor with pans, children love feeling like they’re part of cooking meals. In fact, this CBS News story shared research results showed that ...
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  • How to Make Slime with Laundry Detergent and Shampoo

    June 11, 2019
    When it comes to school science, experiments slime ranks number one, giving students a hands-on way to learn about chemical reactions, polymers, and viscosity. Creating slime at home is even more fun and can provide you and your children with hours of enjoyment using just a few common ingredients. Put away the electronics and get back to basics with these tips on how to make slime with laundry ...
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  • The History of Baking: From Ancient Egyptians to Today

    May 28, 2019
    From bread and pie to pastries and cakes, baking has a long history that has satisfied the hunger of countless people from worldwide civilizations for thousands of years. The next time you bake a culinary masterpiece—or simply pop a frozen pizza in the oven—think of this history of baking. Ancient Baking The oldest known ovens were unearthed in Croatia in 2014. They are estimated to be 6,500 years ...
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  • Super Cool Refrigerator History

    May 21, 2019
    It's hard to imagine your home without a refrigerator, but as little as 100 years ago Canadians relied on alternative methods of food preservation according to the type of food and the surrounding climate. Read on to learn more about the evolution of this modern-day marvel courtesy of the seasoned professionals at Mr. Appliance®, from the old-fashioned icebox to the technologically advanced smart ...
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  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with Antique Appliances

    May 7, 2019
    For several generations now, kitchens have included appliances to make life easier. Long gone are the days of stoking the fire, hauling ice to the ice chest, and washing dishes by hand. There’s no arguing the convenience of appliances—the problem is they’re simply an eyesore. If you’re put off by gaudy appliances disrupting the beauty of your carefully selected shaker-style cabinets, butcher block ...
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  • Retro Kitchen Appliances Are Back in Style

    April 16, 2019
    Retro Kitchen Appliances are Back in Style Retro style kitchen appliances give you modern performance with a vintage, but timeless look. If you're interested in the retro appliances trend you will want to know a little about their history, today's modern twist on retro, how to integrate them into your design and most importantly, making sure your new appliances comply with safety standards. We ...
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  • Coloured Appliances in the Kitchen: Yes, Your Oven Can Be Purple

    April 9, 2019
    For most people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where meals are prepared and shared, where stories are told, where childhood boo-boos get a bandage and a kiss better. Cold, heartless stainless steel has been at the top of the design list for American kitchens for many years, but perhaps it's time to infuse a little warmth and colour to our favourite spaces with coloured appliances in ...
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  • Grow These Indoor Plants You Can Eat

    February 5, 2019
    There is no question that organic or locally grown produce has a number of significant benefits over varieties which have been genetically modified, or laden with pesticides. Unfortunately the healthier version of fruits, vegetables, and herbs come with a heftier price tag, and may be hard to find at your local grocer. The solution? Start your own indoor garden, and have your favourites at your ...
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  • Small Laundry Room Ideas and Design Tips

    January 8, 2019
    It’s easy for the laundry room to become cluttered, especially if you have a small space to work with. The key is to design the room strategically so it stays organized week after week. You also want to introduce some personal flair to make this part of your home more inviting. Here are some small laundry room design ideas to help you make the most of the space. Colour Scheme Begin by assessing ...
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  • Commercial Kitchen Layout Tips

    January 2, 2019
    The kitchen is not only the heart of the home but also the heart of any restaurant or food service venue. While the quality and variety of equipment you choose will help determine your success, equally as important are the kitchen design and layout. Whether you in the planning stages for a new restaurant or would like to improve the workflow and efficiency in your existing establishment Mr. ...
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  • Resolve to Take Better Care of Your Appliances

    December 29, 2017
    It's hard not to take your appliances for granted - you use them so often that they've become a normal part of your day-to-day life, to the point where you don't even give much thought to their use. However, once an appliance begins having issues or, even worse, breaks down, you suddenly realize what an important function it played in your life. Because of this, you should make taking care of your ...
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  • Clean the Refrigerator Gaskets in 3 Easy Steps

    November 8, 2017
    Your refrigerator’s gasket helps to create a vacuum, air-tight seal, forming a barrier for the cool inside your refrigerator and freezer. It’s located along the edges of the appliance doors. Clean this important part of the appliance with these three steps: Make Your Cleaning Solution General Electric recommends mixing of 1 quart warm water with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. You can also use with a ...
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  • 8 Reasons Why You Should Talk to Your Children about Entering the Trades

    August 12, 2016
    Do you have teenagers trying desperately to figure out what they want to do… for the rest of their life? Not surprising it’s not an easy decision. With so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming to begin even considering different fields. The trades are becoming a good choice to make for everyone, but especially for females who have previously shied away from such types of jobs. The ...
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  • Brightening your Kitchen for Spring

    March 29, 2016
    It’s always so refreshing when warmer weather arrives in the spring and you can start opening your windows again. From checkered prints to fresh flowers, you can make your kitchen bright and airy as the seasons change by mimicking some of the colors you see outside. Here are some easy, inexpensive kitchen styles for spring you should try out. Add a Fresh Layer of Paint Is there one particularly ...
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