Fire Safety in the Winter

By: Shirley Hanlon

Fire Safety in the Winter

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Winter is all about feeling cozy and warm as we revel in the beauty of the season. Usually this means that the fireplace is on, the furnace is running, food is in the oven and the candles are burning. With winter being the most common time for house fires, it is extremely important that we are staying safe all season long. Consider these precautions to keep your home and family safe. Keep the s...Read More

Winter Home Renovations

By: Shirley Hanlon

Winter Home Renovations

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Winter may seem like an inopportune time to renovate your home but it is actually one of the best, especially when it comes to indoor renovations. Contractors will be easier to schedule and the tools and supplies will likely be more accessible. Here are some great winter renovation ideas:   Fireplace A fireplace is often the focal point of a home, especially in the family room. Consider renov...Read More

What To Do With That Spare Room

By: Shirley Hanlon

What To Do With That Spare Room

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Are you downsizing? Have a spare bedroom? Have more space than you know what to do with? Here is some inspiration to help you turn that extra room into a functional space!   Office If you work from home, love to browse the web or love online shopping, an office is a great option for you. All you need is a desk, chair and bookshelf to host all of your office essentials. Another great option fo...Read More

How to Make Sure Your Home is Winter Ready

By: Shirley Hanlon

How to Make Sure Your Home is Winter Ready

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The cooler nights and shorter days are a sign that it’s time to make sure your home is winter ready. We may not be able to predict what the winter will bring but we can definitely prep our home for whatever comes our way.   Seal the windows Sealing the windows is a very important task and for good reason. With the cold months quickly approaching you’ll want to keep the elements wh...Read More

Flipping Your Closet for the Winter

By: Shirley Hanlon

Flipping Your Closet for the Winter

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It’s that time of year again when we dreadfully tuck away our shorts and sundresses and begin layering up with sweaters and scarves. For a seasonally functional closet you’ll want to make sure you flip your summer clothes to your winter wardrobe properly and effectively.   Rearrange Don’t let your summer and winter clothes get lost between one another. Organize your clothing...Read More

Tips for New Home Buyers

By: Shirley Hanlon

Tips for New Home Buyers

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  Buying your first home is an exciting time but it can come with a lot of stress. Here are some great tips and tricks for anyone about to start the home buying journey.   Save, save, save! Start saving for a down payment as early as you can. The more that you save the more that you can put down on your house in advance and save money in the long run. Make a savings plan for yourself to...Read More

Tips and Tricks for an Easy Move

By: Shirley Hanlon

Tips and Tricks for an Easy Move

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There is a lot to remember when you’re packing up and moving. Here are some great tips to ensure an easy move for you and your family:   Get organized early! Create a packing schedule well in advance and follow it. Know when you need to starting packing and follow your schedule as closely as possible to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Whether you're collecting boxes or renting them, make...Read More

Home Organization Tips and Tricks

By: Shirley Hanlon

Home Organization Tips and Tricks

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Whether you are in the process of showing your home for sale or just need a little extra inspiration for organizing your life, there are simple ways to ensure your home and mind are organized.   Make your bed every morning! It sounds silly, but something as simple as starting your day by making your bed can put you in the right mindset. Get a few extra throw cushions if you are staging your h...Read More

Fall Home Trends

By: Shirley Hanlon

Fall Home Trends

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The seasons are changing and so are the home trends. Incorporate these autumn must-haves for a stylish home.   Mixed metals Metal accents can bring warmth into any space. Mix silver, gold, and bronze accents for eye-catching dimension. Candle holders, frames, trinkets and even pillows can be found in metal-like colours.   Purple passion This year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is ult...Read More

Autumn Decor on a Budget

By: Shirley Hanlon

Autumn Decor on a Budget

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Autumn is such a fun time to dress up your home for the season. Stores make eye-catching products and decor pieces that are hard to resist, but also hard to afford. With these easy tips you can decorate your home for the season without breaking the bank.   Second hand shopping Second hand shopping is easier now than ever. With endless second hand stores, and online free and for sale groups th...Read More

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