Showing posts with label home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tips for Creating a Work-Life Balance

paintings wall
Juggling work, family, and social life can be challenging at times, but there are few ways we can find a balance. If you learn to prioritize, you can successfully divide your time between your job, socializing, and spending time with your kids. It is also essential to remember to schedule in self-care. Make time to do activities that make you feel better, and do not be afraid to ask for help when you need. Here are five tips for creating a perfect work-life balance.

Creating a Relaxing Environment in Your Home

home office chair
Once in a while, most of us just want to escape from the regular humdrum routine and spend some time away. While we may have life setup like we've wanted, it is human nature to want to get out there and explore what else is on the horizon from time to time, or, more commonly we want to come home, relax, and take a load off, restoring ourselves as necessary.

Preparing Your Home For Sale

preparing your home for sale
When it comes to selling your house, a lot of it rides on how it presents itself in pictures on the listing and when viewed. If you do not prepare your home properly, it will not be valued highly and will attract less attention, meaning you could end up waiting a while for it to sell or sell it under the price you wanted. It can be tough to know what to look out for when preparing your home but there are a few things to increase the likelihood of selling.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Moving House Checklist

house moving checklist
It has been said that during the course of being an adult getting a divorce, changing career, and moving house are the top 3 stress creators that anyone will experience. So to make moving day a little less stressful, here’s a quick checklist to keep you on top of things.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Giving a Sleek Modern Look to our Front Door with Schlage Encode

schlage encode
We recently upgraded our front door hardware to make it modern, simple and functional. The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi deadbolt and the Century Trim handleset worked out well for the look we were going for. The Century trim has straight edges with a minimalistic design which makes it look sleek and elegant against the colour of the door we chose to keep.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Benefits of Using Self Storage Units

organization towel
When it comes to organizing your home, if you have too much "stuff," chances are you won't feel as organized or as clutter-free as you are aiming for. That is unless you discard items you do not frequently use, only to repurchase them, and the cycle repeats.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Changing Home Trends

home trend accent wall
These days home trends are constantly and rapidly changing. For a long time neutral colours have dominated the home. Usually, modern homes are showered with wall colours such as white, beige, grey, and cream. Although it may make the home look sophisticated, it's been overdone. With many people being indoors due to the pandemic, paint colours in earth tones such as brown, orange, red and yellows have made a come back. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

How to Attract Buyers When Selling Your Property

how to attract buyers when selling your property
One of the most frustrating elements of selling a property is having it on the market and not having any viewers through the door. There are several things that can be done to avoid this frustration, and have more people view the property in the hopes to attract the correct buyer. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Simple Effective Ways to Cut Costs and Save Money

effective ways to save money
If you are a parent looking for new ways to cut costs in your household, then you are not alone. With the rising cost of life and increasing needs, it’s a tough balancing act to run a household. This post suggests simple but effective ways to save money and cut costs to run the household smoothly. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Things To Check After Storm Damage

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After a storm has passed, the first thing you should do is inspect the interior of your home to see if there is any damage after the storm. Then, go around the outside of the house looking for indications of storm damage. Of course, it might take more than a quick tour all around to uncover some less obvious storm damage issues, but it's an excellent place to start. Read on to find out where some of the worst damage could be and what to look out for.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Practical Ways to Enhance Your Home's Front Entry

carpet home entry
The front entry gives visitors an impression of your home. An excellent entryway welcomes visitors and family into your home, while separating it from the outside world. These four practical tips ensure you have a terrific entryway.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

lemongrasshouse
All of us want to live in homes that look, feel, and, yes smell great. So when you’re thinking about doing up the decor or focusing on those various little DIY projects that need to be done to make your home just perfect, don’t forget to think about making the place smell good too.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Gardening 101

bleeding heart flower
Despite taking up the most considerable portion of most properties, yards go criminally underused. Although a sprawling green yard can be nice, mixing it up with plants can be both beautiful and functional. Here are a few gardening tips that every home gardener should know.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Attracting birds to our garden with Squirrel Buster Plus Bird feeder

Squirrel Buster Plus Bird feeder
Over the past few years, we have updated our garden to encourage pollinators such as bees and butterflies to visit by choosing plants and flowers that attract them. We also made structures where they can build their homes, and created water features like bird baths. We also have a pond area which the birds love coming to take a bath and to quench their thirst or to sit by the rocks and sun bathe.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

DIY Draft Stopper for windows and doors

DIY Draft Stopper
This DIY draft stopper is easy to make at home. It is very useful in keeping cold air from entering through windows and doors. This economical DIY is cheaper and easier to make at home, and it will save us a few dollars while keeping the cold air out.  

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Win your own Welcome-a-Cure Mat

welcome a cure mat
Over the years, we have partnered with Carpet One Floor and Home to check out their new Welcome-a-Cure Mat designs. This exclusive collection of 2x3' Made-in-USA welcome mats are sold for $29.99 US, 25% of the proceeds from each mat goes towards breast cancer research.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gifts for Coffee Fans

hamilton beach coffee grinder
In our home we enjoy drinking coffee frequently. We have been using the Hamilton Beach Flex Brew Single Serve coffee maker, and the fabulous Hamilton Beach Coffee Grinder to prepare delicious cups of coffee. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Oreck’s Home Cleaning Solution

oreck air response
Oreck's Air Response air purifier with DustSense technology sets it apart from other purifiers in the market. We really like that it can automatically monitor, detect and respond to dust particles and odour in a home, which helps improve air quality within the home. One of the best features we love is not needing to control the settings once we keep the air purifier in auto mode. Auto mode allows DustSense technology to monitor and detect the amount of particles in the air, which automatically senses and responds to deliver cleaner air. This takes the guesswork out.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

More Convenience with Keyless Schlage Connect

Schlage Connect
Last year, with the help of the Schlage Touch we started our journey to the Keyless future. This made things convenient for us, and we had one less thing to worry about. The Schlage Touch uses a custom pin to unlock the front door, which makes it very convenient for the adults and children. In the mornings when heading out, there is no waiting near the door for everyone to be out to lock the door with a key as all it takes with the Schlage is to turn the lever to lock the door.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Breville Quick Touch Crisp Smart Cook Feature

Breville Quick Touch Crisp
We enjoy using the Breville Quick Touch Crisp microwave on a regular basis, and find its unique features handy. The Smart Cook options allow us to prepare meals or setup ingredients for recipes easily.