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...

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...