Posts in Kijiji for the Home


How to transform your not-so-nice apartment into a beautiful space

Living in an apartment can give you a lot of freedom. Unfortunately, not all rentals are created equal; some are seriously lacking, some could just be nicer, and some are simply gorgeous. If you didn’t luck out and start with a plumb unit, don’t lose hope. Even without a renovation, your apartment can be redeemed. Remember to talk to your landlord before making any changes to your space. If you are making improvements, they might even help pay for some of them if you broach the subject the right way. Here are our tips to make any space feel homey. If you are still hunting…. Go with light. If you have a choice, go for the apartment with more natural… read more


How to Make Your For Sale By Owner Open House Feel Professional

So, you have decided to sell your home “by owner.” [link to other article] Hosting an open house without the aid of a realtor can be tricky, especially if you aren’t used to entertaining or having strangers in your home. What can you do to put your guests (and yourself) at ease to maximize your chance of a sale? What to Do to Prepare Let interested buyers know when to show up Once you decide the dates for your open house, be sure to include the times in any ads you have created for your house. You can also put up signs around the neighbourhood advertising the house along with the date, time and address about a week in advance…. read more


How to Declutter Your Closet

Ever gaze into your full closet in frustration,throw your hands into the sky and stomp your feet like a big baby because you can’t find anything to wear? And you just bought clothes! Still, nothing seems to feel right for the occasion. If this sounds like you, you might be suffering from Overwhelming Closet Clutter (OCC). OCC affects many people, but you can do something about it! Here’s how to take a strategic approach to decluttering your closet so you can fully appreciate what you have.   Take everything out of your closet and make some piles   Pile 1: In-season, still wearable.   Pile 2: Out of season, still wearable.   Pile 3: Consignment-worthy.   Pile 4: Donation-worthy.  … read more


How to Turn a Basement into a Homey Hideaway

Whether you are looking for basement ideas for finishing your own family room, setting up an income basement apartment suite you can rent out, or setting up your own basement apartment, the challenges are the same. The basement space is one of the most challenging parts of a home to make feel inviting. They typically suffer from a lack of natural light, low ceilings, and less air flow than most would like. Luckily, there are ways to make this space not only livable, but desirable and inviting. Whether you are fully remodeling, looking for ideas to make a small basement space into a getaway, or trying to transform a basement apartment into a space that will attract a high quality… read more

Stuff you have multiples of: sell them!

Spring Cleaning: How to make money and clean up!

Spring cleaning can be a daunting task to get through. Being able to sell your old stuff is a great motivator for getting through more stuff (and selling as much of it as possible). Here is our top list of things to look out for when you are doing your yearly purge. Items with the tags still on (or still in their original box) If the tag is still on, you clearly haven’t used it, and you could use that space for something better. Couple that with the fact that marking an item “New in box” (or NIB if you are down with the lingo), or “new with tags” (NWT) is more likely to result in your ads getting some… read more