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Christmas tree safety tips

For many of us, the holidays mean celebrations and quality time with loved ones, but all of the excitement and festivities can cause people to overlook some dangerous safety hazards that pose a particular risk this time of year.

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Clean your mattress for a good night’s sleep

It’s a no-brainer that the surface which we sleep every night will accumulate its fair share of grime. And while the idea of just how dirty a mattress can get could very well keep you up at night, it’s certainly an investment worth looking after.

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How to clean up post-Halloween pranks

It’s after miiiiidnight….and something evil’s lurking in the dark….No, we’re not talking the ghouls in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”… Halloween nights can be a lot of fun for the pranksters, but there’s no fun in the aftermath for homeowners

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The weekend gardener

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon right now in Toronto – the sun is out, but it’s a bit cool. The perfect time to do some gardening. If you’re considering selling, a well-tended garden is the easiest way to add a little curb appeal and entice buyers.

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Winning strategies for homestaging

Staging your home for sale is definitely an intensive process, and different tactics work at different times of the year. Your realtor may suggest undertaking staging to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

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Recyclables make a greener home

The use of recycled materials in green homes and buildings proves to be one of the most common ways to show sustainability. Aside from economic benefits, recycled or salvaged materials can add character and unique appeal.

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Is your dream home a former grow-op?

Before you’re sold on a home’s granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, you should know that a previous owner might have cooked up a lot more in the basement, bedrooms or even the family room. There may be some stigma attached to buying or owning a home that was formerly used as a grow-op

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Let your kitchen see the light

Is your kitchen in need of a revamp? New appliances and counter space might be high on the list, but popular trends in finish-outs and appliances are also impacting kitchen lighting choices. And a look at trending tastes indicate that kitchen design is once again trending toward the contemporary side.

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