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Hunting for a Student Apartment

Finding student accommodation can be tricky. Considering that rentals near post-secondary institutions are often run-down and more expensive, you’ll likely be living with roommates, and you might be inexperienced in finding an apartment, it can be a very stressful situation. So, what should you do before starting out on a hunt for a student apartment? Do your research. Financially, does it actually make sense to find a rental apartment compared to living in residence? How much do you expect to save by living there? We have a tool for making these comparisons in different markets across Canada easy (link to what that is?), though you should also look through individual Kijiji rental listings to get a good sense of the… read more

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Family Travel Tips: Best Baby Travel Gear

Planning your first family trip with a baby? The most adventurous family travelers began practicing soon after their child was born. Traveling with a baby may seem daunting, but with the right prep it can be more fun than pre-baby travel days because it helps intensify family bonds. You have to pack every time you leave the house with a baby or toddler anyway, even if it’s just for  an errand. Why not go somewhere interesting? The key to keeping travel with a baby low stress is to invest in the right baby travel gear. Remember, baby items are already intended for short-term use and readily available used. Baby travel gear is used less often, and also up for resale…. read more

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What to Look for in a Used Vacuum

If you own no other gadget to help keep your home or business clean, you need a vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, buying a new one that actually works well can break the bank. Luckily, you can buy a used vacuum cleaner. You may find refurbished sales online or in secondhand shops, as well as previously owned vacuums at yard sales and garage sales and on websites like Kijiji. As with any type of appliance, purchasing a used one has it risks, but if you know what to look for, you may just end up with a top-notch cleaner. Does It Work? The first thing you need to know about the used vacuum is whether it actually works when you plug it… read more

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Best Used Baby Items

Shopping for a new baby can be overwhelming. Parents spend a lot of money on baby items that are only used for a short period of time. It’s expensive and ultimately it can be wasteful. Rather than being the first-time parent who buys new on everything, it’s worth taking a closer look at your checklist and determining which baby items you can and should buy used. It makes sense to purchase new car seats, but many other big investment baby items such as cribs, strollers, carriers, and highchairs are easy to find gently-used. Smaller items such as cloth diapers and toys really start to add up. It’s worthwhile to shop for gently used baby items in these categories as well…. read more

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5 Steps to Selling Your Home Like a Pro

You want to sell your home, but you don’t want to pay someone else a big commission to do so, so why not sell your home yourself on Kijiji? After all, you used Kijiji to sell your old TV, your couch, and a bike, how different could it be? Real estate agents really understand how to sell real estate. If you want to do the work of one yourself, understand that you will be doing a lot more work than only posting an ad (that’s the easy part). Be sure you have the time to invest in the process, so you can get top dollar for your home. Step 1 : Getting The Property Ready Before you sell, you should… read more