Maid in the Shade: Spring Clean 2012

Jill Duke breaks down how spring cleaning in 2012 can save you cash, make you money, and secure a man. Read on to find out about the intricacies of cleaning and all the benefits you can expect to find. Ladies: you could relate to this. And Gentlemen… you can probably learn something. The Cleaning Process (and men) My perfect man? Well, I’m glad you asked. He’d look like Ryan Gosling, have a sense of humour like Louis CK, and always make me dinner. But more importantly, he’d know how to clean. I’ve dated men who are very neat and tidy, and whose apartments were a pleasure to visit. I’ve also dated some dudes who either needed an eye exam or a psychiatric evaluation (or both) in order to find out exactly why they could live in such a gross pigsty. But I’ve never dated a guy who truly understood how to clean—I mean, really clean…at a microscopic level. So therefore, my perfect man might not exist. Call me picky, but is an atomic-level attention to detail too much to ask for in a man? Sigh! In all seriousness, though (cleanliness is serious

Save Money With These 5 Springtime Car Tips!

Below are 5 springtime savings tips that all car owners should read. They require little effort and your wallet will thank you! 1. As you may know, your car’s weight is not evenly balanced over all four tires. It’s bound to be heavier near the engine; that’s why rotating your tires on a regular basis is so important. It will help maintain an even tread wear, and help you get the longest life out of your tires.  Your tires should be rotated every 8,000 km for optimal performance 2. Your winter tires should be stored in a cool dry place away from electrical motors. Store your tires inflated, side by side, or one on top of the other to ensure they are good go for next season! 3. Warmer weather brings April showers, May flowers and summer thunderstorms. Did you know it can take up to 4 times longer to stop on a wet road than a dry one? And in a downpour, driving too fast or driving on worn-out tires can cause your tires to hydroplane. This can lead to loss of control and possible accidents. So slow down during a rainstorm, and make sure