Apartment Design and Damage Deposit – Have Both

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One of the biggest challenges of being a renter can be making an apartment feel like home, designing it the way you want, all while getting your deposit back should you decide to move out. After all, this isn’t college, posters of bands and some old movies just won’t cut it anymore. Wall art,...

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...

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...

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 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...

7 ways to keep your apartment cool on hot summer days

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Try a heat snorkeling system. Point a fan into a square of four cups filled with ice water and ice cubes. The cooler air in the cups has nowhere to go but out. Each night, refreeze the cubes and open the windows. Open the windows at night and close them during the day. Open windows at night so ...

Mainstreet Equity Corp. ‘Pest Management System’

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An issue that every landlord must deal with is pest control. At Mainstreet Equity Corp. we are committed to providing clean, safe and comfortable accommodations for our tenants. As part of that mandate, we have issued a new Pest Management System to detect any kind of pests at an early stage. Thi...

Attracting Millennials to Your Apartment Rental Property

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As a property manager you need to identify what your ideal tenant profile is. If that ideal tenant happens to be post secondary students or young professionals, then likely they were born in the 1980s to the early 2000s, this means you are looking for what society and the media has labeled a “mill...