It's different for everyone. It can be finally creating a household budget, giving back to your community, leading a healthier lifestyle or going “zero waste”, painting a wall, adding a throw pillow or living a greener, more sustainable life. Here’s the thing: you don’t have to be an expert. You just have to be curious.
A renter’s guide to summer energy savings. As we turn the corner on summer and head into lazier, hazier days, we can count on Mother Nature to flip the switch on scorching hot temperatures that have us desperately seeking cool. Before you crank the air conditioning in your apartment, follow this simple guide to help you save energy – and money – this season.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to show them how much they mean to us! But if you’ve ever found yourself searching “best Mother’s Day gifts” on Google (guilty!) only to find the same old ideas, we’ve got a list of 10 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts that are good for her wellbeing and the environment too [...]
On average, Canadians spend about 90% of their time indoors. Along with using scent-free products and keeping your home well-ventilated, plants are a helpful tool for improving your indoor air quality. Whether it’s a Spider Plant or English Ivy, you’re sure to have fun choosing a little love fern to care for that will look cute and clean your air too. Here’s 10 plants that clean the air in your home […]
One of the best things about renting an apartment? The amenities, of course! Not having to mow the lawn (or shovel snow) is pretty great, but having access to extra features that you’d otherwise have to pay a premium for, is all kinds of amazing. Though not all buildings are created equal, here’s a list of 8 amenities that make rental life that much better [...]
Nowadays everything from light bulbs to your security system to the thermostat can be connected and controlled through your smartphone, tablet or voice automated speaker. All you need is a little know-how and a Wi-Fi network. Alexa, let’s do this [...]
To market, to market! It’s one of the best times of the year – when vendors begin opening up their stalls at local farmer's markets across our cities. Fresh fruits and veggies, delicious farm fresh eggs, and more! Let’s reap the benefits of all the goodness our local farmers have to bring to the table this summer with this farmer's market roundup […]
King West in Toronto – a vibrant, fast growing neighbourhood filled with busy, energetic young professionals who love to live, work and play all in close proximity. There’s a ton of things to do in this area, dubbed Toronto’s Fashion District, from rooftop bars to fine dining to an array of ways to get your fitness on – and we’ve summarized the best spots all in one list […]
What is it about bare, open shelves that freaks us out so much? For starters, they’re usually the focal point in a room. No pressure. Will they hold books, family photos or a curated collection of travel treasures (or all of the above)? Before you dive in, follow these helpful tips to create a functional and beautiful displayed shelves […]
The world is a different place when it’s warm outside. The streets are abuzz with activity, kids are riding their bikes again and neighbours are stopping in for a quick hello on their way by. Now that we’ve got snowless months ahead, let’s get that front porch ready for all the time you’ll spend on it. Check out our tips to get it in tiptop summer shape […]