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...

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...

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...

The value of family

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Lately, there has been one special family that keeps making the headlines. This family of four is originally from China and is scheduled to move into a newly renovated home in Calgary, from Toronto. It marks the first time in 30 years that Canada has welcomed a similar family. Yes, I’m refer...

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 Team Member Profile: Spencer Wallace

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Position at MEQ: Social Media Content Manager - Calgary Grew up in: Calgary, Alberta Education/certifications: Broadcast Media Diploma - Mount Royal University Causes I support: Doctors Without Borders, Child’s Play Favourite foods: Deep dish pizza, steak & arugula salad Ho...