Child proofing tips for your apartment

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With a new addition to our family, I have come to the realization that each of our kids requires different child proofing techniques. Kyle, now 6 years old, was more of a TV stand guy, Avery who has just started crawling is more of an electrical outlets and kitchen explorer. For Avery we have had...

Car-less in Calgary, it’s possible and surprisingly easy

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You might think of Calgary as a city where you need a car to get around and it’s the only option for transportation. I’m here to tell you about a word that used to be dirty in Calgary but lately has picked up a lot of steam, that word is cycling. Mainstreet buildings near the core (Inglewood,...

Storage hacks for apartment living

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Until I came to Canada, I never fully understood why storage was such an issue – in this part of the world. It is only after I had settled into my own apartment that I finally understood how space and extra storage is actually a big deal. I also realized that as I change my wardrobe accordingly...

Mainstreet team member, Tyler in Thailand – Travelogue (Part 2)

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Chiang Mai – Serenity in the North One of the things I love about Thailand is how easy it is to get around and how incredibly inexpensive it is at the same time. Whether it’s getting around by plane, train, boat, or bus, you can buy transit on almost any street corner for cheap. After spendi...

Apartment Living; the value of being a good neighbour

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When we move and leave our families behind in our home countries, provinces or cities, it’s our neighbours that become our new family. It becomes a necessity to have someone we can turn to watch our children while we run to the store, lend us the missing ingredient for a started cake or feed ou...

How to properly dispose of large household items from your apartment (in Abbotsford)

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As a tenant of a multi-family building you may have wondered what you need to do if you want to dispose of large household items. Have you been thinking of making a new purchase (couch, mattress, table and chairs, etc.) and uncertain about what to do with the items you’re replacing, or how to disp...

Creative hanging options in your apartment without making holes

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One of the easiest and fastest ways to make your apartment into your home is to put up photos, art, or posters. It becomes a colourful and creative solution to fill your beige walls and make it quickly feel like your own space. But how to hang things without creating holes that could jeopardize the ...

5 tips for a great job interview (Mainstreet Equity Edmonton, Human Resources)

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With the job market as competitive as ever, companies hiring for even entry-level positions are closely screening all applicants and interviewees. As a supervisor, I gauge a lot of my final hiring decision on a few points – and my first impression. Investing valuable time training a successful can...

5 Simple (and green) cleaning tips for your kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart and hearth of the home – but it gets dirty fast. With the  following five tips, you can easily keep your kitchen clean, green and fresh for a fraction of the cost of those yucky chemicals.! Make your sink clean again Lemon + baking soda is magical when cleaning...

A day in the life of a Call Centre Agent at Mainstreet Equity Corp.

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Where I come from, Zimbabwe (Southern Africa), call centers are not a common part of a business. From the top of my head I can recall very few operational call centers, where a simple call can be quite a nerve wrecking experience. I remember watching the movie “The Call” and thinking how Hall...