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...

10 characteristics of being a good apartment neighbour

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Being a good neighbour flows from the golden rule: Treat others as you'd like to be treated! The peace of mind that comes with knowing you are surrounded by people who are there for you is priceless. Make sure you are a behaving like a good neighbor by displaying the following characteristics:...

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget

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Yes, it’s here folks – winter is with us. Although, lucky for us, it was a bit of a slow start, unless of course you love the snow! In the apartment business, every year I witness many unfortunate losses, many of which could have been prevented! Here is what you need to remember: Ensure t...

Reach your Zen spot – by uncluttering your apartment

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We all own sh*t. Some of it’s useful, most of it is not, and it’s holding us back from reaching our Zen spot. To reach your Zen spot you need to clear your mind, to clear your mind, you need to clear your space. The more material baggage you carry around, the more mental energy you waste t...

MacEwan University Student Guide to Living It Up

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So you've done it. You've worked hard and are about you start your first year at MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB). You've paid your tuition, rent, and purchased every book you need for your classes. With all of that taken care of you quickly realize, like so many other post secondary students, that...

5 Dinner Party Food Ideas (Entertaining guests in your apartment, on a budget)

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First and foremost, make it at home. Set your kitchen up for fun and functionality. Don’t throw your money out the window by catering your dinner party. Catering is for large events, such as weddings, receptions, and visits from the Queen of England, where cooking the food yourself would be nea...