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November 2015 - Posts

How to achieve a greater level of household clean this holiday
Do you wash and condition your hair? Of course you do, since we would never dream of doing just half the job. So how about when it comes to cleaning your home's floors? Are you getting a complete clean? With holiday entertaining upon us, it's more important than ever. Read More...
Deck your halls with seasonal style
Creating a festive feel is integral to merry celebrations, and today's hostess doesn't skip a beat. Cindy Jardim, Style and Trends Director at Lowe's Canada shares two holiday trend directions. Read More...
Arm yourself effectively to tackle household messes
Our lifestyle dictates a lot of things: what we eat, what we buy and even how we clean. If you live a busy lifestyle, it's hard to devote a lot of time to cleaning, even though the job still has to get done. So how do you save time and maximize results, while minimizing your efforts? One high-impact solution is to invest in quality cleaning equipment. Read More...
Teach kids responsibility with regular household chores
Getting kids to help out around the house is often a struggle. Yet, encouraging your children to do household chores will benefit them in multiple ways, from teaching responsibility, organization and routine, to instilling a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem and affirming that they play a valuable role within the family unit. It can improve their judgement, independence and help them to sympathize with others. Read More...
How to maximize energy savings throughout the winter
As temperatures decrease during the fall and winter months, energy usage and costs tend to climb. These are five of the most important energy-saving tips for the comfort of your family––and your wallet Read More...
'Tis the season to refresh home décor
A crisp breeze and falling leaves are tell-tale signs that the holidays are just around the corner. If home entertaining is in your plans this may also be the right time to redecorate. Here, Sharon Grech, the Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her tips on how to refresh your home in time for the revelry. Read More...
Five quick tips to get your home winter ready
If boots, a warm hat and a tuned-up snow blower are the only items on your winter preparation list, your home maintenance plan may need a makeover. These simple home maintenance projects can help to lower your energy bills, avoid more costly repairs and/or increase the lifespan of your home... Read More...
Top 5 renovation tips to create more space
As real estate prices continue to climb, the cost to trade up an existing home for a larger one has increased substantially. As a result, more and more Canadians are choosing to renovate their homes, rather than relocating. In fact, it was recently revealed that renovation spending in Canada reached a record $68 billion last year, outpacing spending on new home construction. While the hunt for more square footage can be challenging, homeowners shouldn't feel like a costly second story or complete addition are the only options. Read More...
4 tips to prepare your lawn for winter
Many people feed their lawns every other month throughout the spring and summer months. But did you know that fall feeding is considered the most important application of the year? A lawn fed three to four times a year develops a deep root system to resist heat, drought, and wear. It also develops thick green top growth to naturally resist weeds, disease, and insects. Feeding when the grass no longer needs mowing, before the ground freezes, gives the lawn the extra nutrients it needs to survive the winter and bounce back in spring. Read More...