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December 2014 - Posts

Are you sure you're ready to move in together?
Love is in the air. You and your significant other spend winter evenings bundled up on the couch, your friends all get along and every day is a new adventure. You're together so often that you might as well take the next step and move in with one another…but wait just one minute. Have you considered all the implications of cohabitation? Living together can take a relationship to the next level, though there are important things to take into consideration before making that leap, as follows... Read More...
The shocking truth about carbon monoxide poisoning in winter
Canadians who use oil space heaters to heat their homes or who barbeque food in their garages are increasing their risk of fatal poisoning from carbon monoxide, according to indoor air health experts at Health Canada. Exposure to carbon monoxide is the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America and can also be the cause of headaches, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath within a few short minutes. Read More...
Make it your New Year's Resolution to End the clutter in your home
It doesn't matter if you live in a five-storey home, or in a studio apartment, chances are you have a problem with clutter. A recent survey conducted for Professional Organizers in Canada revealed that nearly three out of four of us feel disorganized. There's no better time than the new year to take stock of what you need and what needs to go. Read More...
How to keep your home sensational at a low cost
Like fashion trends in clothing, the latest décor trends are a great way to liven up and personalize a home. Be aware, however, that while adding a selection of seasonal trends can be a great way to update a space, it can also be the fastest way to date it as well – not to mention create a hefty dent in your wallet. Read More...
Save money immediately on home heating costs
It's that time of year again: your toes are numb, your cheeks are rosy, and it's time to turn up the thermostat. As Canadians, we know these signs all too well – Old Man Winter is back in town. Read More...
5 important tips for the DIY renovator
Of course, just a splash of paint in a few places, or a bit of grout here and there, and voila, your home will be like new again. Dream on, say most reno experts. Anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project on their own knows that renovations are not quite as simple as that. Unlike the magic of television shows, often the process is drawn out and full of surprises along the way. Read More...
Plan now for a cozy, winter-ready home
With the Old Farmer's Almanac predicting another fierce winter in many regions of the country, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your home is more comfortable, and with energy costs that are much more affordable in the face of the harsh weather. Read More...
Stay cozy and safe with these fireplace tips
It goes without saying that last winter was hard to endure. The ice storms that hit Southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes last December made it difficult for thousands to stay warm. Some residents found refuge in warming centres, while others decided to hunker down in their cold and dark homes. Read More...