Known as ‘the silent killer’, CO is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that is a product of combustion. If you’re thinking that there’s no way for carbon monoxide to enter your home, you may be surprised by some of the sources. It is found in fumes of automobiles, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal…… Continue reading Protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning
Summer is the perfect time of year for a housewarming party! If you’ve recently settled into your new home, send out a few invites to friends and new neighbours and host your very first backyard soiree. You can make things as simple or as formal as you like, just remember to prepare as much as…… Continue reading
Pesky insects are a minor summer annoyance that most of us are willing to put up with after a long winter season. But the fewer insects the better! If you’d rather skip the harsh chemicals and use an all-natural deterrent to banish bugs from your home and on your patio, try some of these simple…… Continue reading Banish bugs from your backyard and home
If you’re planning a move this summer, a garage sale is an awesome way to cut down on the clutter in your home while making some extra cash. But a successful sale isn’t an affair you can throw together overnight. To make sure your garage sale is stress-free AND lucrative, plan well in advance, spread…… Continue reading 10 steps to garage sale success!
Consistently ranked as one of the top five stressful life situations, moving is just one of those tasks that hasn’t gotten any easier with the march of time. Each wine glass, plate, photo frame and knick knack must be carefully wrapped in packing paper, beds must be dismantled and each and every box must be…… Continue reading Packing like a pro!
If you’re lucky enough to convince half a dozen strong, able-bodied friends to dedicate their Saturday helping you with your move, kudos to you! If not, and you’ve decided to hire a moving company, there are a few things you can do in advance to ensure that things go smoothly on the big day. You’ve…… Continue reading How to avoid moving day hassles
Not in a position to buy a home? Renting to own means you can save for a down payment while actually living in the house you want to buy. Usually, a portion of the monthly rent is set aside toward the down payment and there is often a significant deposit as well. At the end…… Continue reading Rent to own – how does it work?