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4 ways to incorporate music into your apartment

Incorporating your musical interests into the décor of your apartment could be just the thing to brighten your mood. Whether you’re dedicated to playing a specific instrument or just love playing and collecting albums, you’ll want to take a look at these 4 ways to create the ultimate playing and listening experience.

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15 unique places to store books in small spaces

Are you an avid reader who struggles to find enough space for your books? We can help! When you don’t have the wall or floor space to store your library (big or small), try out these unique places to store books in your apartment instead […]

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Lighting updates to brighten up your rental

If you’re a renter, one of the easiest ways to make it feel more like your own is to switch up the lighting. We’ve got 6 great lighting updates that add warmth and ambiance to your apartment (no electrician needed) […]

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A guide to the Glebe in Ottawa

The Glebe, located just south of downtown Ottawa, is a historic, vibrant, charming neighbourhood with no shortage of things to see and do. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Glebe so you can explore everything it has to offer (and possibly live there, too) [...]

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Local businesses across Canada to support this season

To encourage shopping local this holiday season, we’ve put together a starter list of small businesses in major cities that Minto Apartments operates in across Canada. There are way too many good ones to mention, so here are some ideas to remind us all to look local when searching for gifts […]

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5 ways to give back right now

The minute we put away the Halloween goblins and ghouls, that urge to decorate for the holidays kicks right in. And while we’re looking forward to the celebrations ahead, this pandemic still has a firm grip on us – and this season of giving takes on new meaning for those who could use a little more support. Read on to find ways to give back when and where you can, and spread joy and generosity right now […]

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How to be your own Valentine while staying home

If you’re spending this Valentine’s Day solo, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself and make it a special one. From at-home spa treatments to ordering your favourite takeout and video calling friends, we’ve pulled together a list of ideas that will make your February 14th the best one yet [...]

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Moving this winter? Here are 15 tips to help you out

Moving this winter? Here are 15 tips to help you move like a pro. It may not be ideal to lug boxes in the cold and snow, but taking a few precautions will make your move free of any unnecessary headaches […]

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Holiday decorating on a dime

If you’re like us, you’re all about creating a trendy apartment for the holidays that glistens with twinkly lights and makes cozying up with hot cocoa that much better – just without the added cost of it all. We’ve got tips for festive apartment décor that won’t break the bank – and can be reused (hello, sustainability!). Check out these simple holiday décor ideas […]

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Shaking your winter blues while staying home

Are the winter blues hitting harder than ever this year? We feel the same. We’ve got some tips that’ll help improve your mood while you’re staying cozy inside this winter [...]

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Plants that thrive in low light

Are you a plant lover living in a north-facing apartment? Are you struggling during the darker winter months to keep your plants looking spry? Look no further! We’ve pulled together the ultimate list of plants that thrive in low light environments – so your apartment is Insta-ready all year long [...]

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The upside of spending so much time in your apartment

We’re here to let you know there’s an upside to all that time spent in your apartment. From rethinking to re-moving to re-decorating, this time of pause is a great opportunity to re-evaluate your space (and set you up nicely for when this is all over) […]

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Helping your adopted pet thrive in their new home

Thinking of bringing a new adopted furry (or feathered) friend into your life? First things first: take a look at these tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to help your adopted pet thrive in their new home [...]

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Petiquette in today's world

When it comes to “petiquette”, things are a little different now than they were a year ago. Check out this post with tips and how-to’s to help make sure your petiquette is on point in this ever-changing world [...]

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4 tips to keep your dog happy while you’re home

If you have a dog at home with you right now, you know that your lovable companion wants to spend time with you all day, every day. We want them to feel loved, but we also have a lot to do (like establish new routines of our own). Here are 4 tips to help keep our dog happy and entertained while we’re staying home […]

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