Posts in Kijiji for the Home

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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

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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

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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

Take Up a Winter Hobby, like Skiing

How to Deal With Snow: Don’t let winter win

If this is going to be your first winter in one of Canada’s snowy regions, you may not be very skilled at dealing with snow. Don’t let winter catch you off guard, though. Instead, learn how to deal with the snow and ice before it arrives. Prepare early by investing in snow removal tools, warm winter clothing, winter accessories for your vehicle, and a home emergency kit in case of a storm or power outage. Even if winter seems mild so far this year, don’t be left out in the cold, both literally and figuratively, when harsh weather does hit. Use the Right Tools There are a range of options available for dealing with snow removal on your property. From… read more