Technology in the Canadian apartment industry

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The apartment business has evolved and changed drastically over the last decade welcoming technology into every aspect of the business. As of today just about every aspect of the apartment industry has been affected by the use of technology from the way an apartment is found to the way rent is paid ...

Make your apartment come alive with these tips

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Just because you’re living in a rental apartment, doesn’t mean you can’t create a space that is simply you. Obviously, you won't be allowed to remodel by knocking down a wall, but you can still give it your personal look and feel with your home decor sense and flair. Create a focal point or...

Saskatoon: my new home

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Moving from one city to another can be traumatic. New environment, new people and new weather! It seems Canada is cold most of the time. I remember arriving in Halifax in the winter of 2003. I saw snow for the first time in my life the morning after. I was amazed and excited with the snow fall. My f...

Plants, the natural air purifier for your apartment

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According to research 25 years ago plants like sanseviera can absorbs toxins  more than 100 air pollutants, including nitrogen monoxide, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene. This flower also known as mother-in-law’s tongue is a native to Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia has a re...

Easily Remove Pet Hair From Your Apartment

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Here are my easy, effective and inexpensive ways to get rid of pet hair from your home: Furniture Of course there is the method of using tape, which admittedly is time consuming and uses a lot of it, but is effective.  You can also remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with dampened ru...

The myths and mistakes in choosing interior paint colours

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I am always surprised at how folklore advice can become so commonplace that we can all become guilty of accepting things as fact without ever really questioning the true validity of the shared declaration. Instead, we often just accept and adopt the new information as fact and share it forward. I...

Apartment Roommates: An Integral Part of Student Life

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The word roommate is a familiar term for students and young working professionals. For some this might send shivers down their spines having had some bad experiences and for some this might possibly be the best time of their lives. No matter what kind of experience you might have had, it always ...

Mainstreet’s water conservation strategies

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Water is one of the six most drained natural resources by our seven billion people. Fresh water only makes up 2.5% of the total volume of the world’s water, 97.5% of the water on earth is actually salt water. 70% of fresh water is in the form of ice and permanent snow, thus animal and man has acce...

Apartment Balcony Gardening Ideas

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On visits to our buildings I am frequently frustrated, surprised and disappointed that so many balconies are being used for storage, collection of unwanted things, and even garbage disposal. I come from a country where people take great pride decorating even the smallest balconies with plants, pa...

5 Easy ways to make your apartment look new to you

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Have you been living in the same apartment for a while, and want to make it look different without incurring too much cost? Here are some great ideas to make your apartment feel like you just moved in – on the cheap! Move your Furniture around This is the easiest way to put a whole new spin...