Summer BBQ Hacks

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Summer BBQ Hack

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Hosting a successful garage sale

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Published on: May 30, 2018

With summer just around the corner there is no better time to declutter and get rid of those old bits and bobs around the house. A great way to say “good riddance” to your clutter is to host a garage sale. But, the trick to success is planning well. If you don’t, you could be leaving money (and your unwanted stuff) out on the curb. In fact, 97% of people leave within two minutes if they don’t see anything they like at a garage sale  

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your garage sale is a success:  

  1. Get your neighbors involved
    By having the whole block/street involved you will get a lot more foot traffic. It can also be a fun bonding activity for your neighbours! You could pool your funds together and raise money for a local charity if you are feeling extra generous!

 

  1. Advertise your garage sale 
    There are lots of ways you can advertise without having to spend a pretty penny! Use social media as well as free classified ads such as Craigslist and Kijiji. Do not forget about posting good old-fashioned paper signs around the neighbourhood as well. Our C21 tip is to use community bulletin boards at your public libraries, groceries stories, gyms, etc.  

 

  1. Rain date
    Although summer is here, it’s good to plan for the worst when it comes to weather. Schedule a rain date in your advertising so people will know the alternate date if your sale gets rained out. If you have a portable gazebo it would be wise to set that up in case it starts to rain during your sale. You don’t want all your treasures to get soaked!

 

  1. Pricing
    Take your time to go through your items and pick a reasonable price. Remember—you are paying someone to take your junk from your yard, but you still want your time to be worth the effort you’re putting into the sale. Expect hagglers so make sure you price your items knowing that shoppers will haggle!
     
  1. Liven up your garage sale with music 
    Music makes everyone happy so blast out some fun beats. Not only will it put your customers in a good mood but it will also attract passersby.
     
  1. Pick Saturday over Sunday
    We recommend Saturday over Sunday as people are usually more active on Saturdays. As well, you can use Sunday as an overflow day if you want to extend the sale or it could be your rain day.

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Design Coast to Coast

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Published on: April 30, 2018

Canada is a diverse country, from its people to its landscape. Coast to coast, Canadians are affected by the natural landscapes in which they live. These landscapes have a profound effect on our homes and how we design to live in these environments. So how does design differ from coast to coast? Buckle up because we are taking you on a cross Canada design trip.

 West Coast Style:

Rugged mountains, limitless oceans and barren deserts are what makes the West Coast so spectacular. The landscape of the Pacific North West is prevalent in the architecture and design of homes on the West Coast.  As the West Coast Style has evolved some design elements emerged which characterize the style– exposed timber and wood finish on both interior and exterior are very popular out west. Most homes now are built with natural features as well as native trees and landscaping.

Prairies:  

Our next destination is to the Prairies, home style here is simple and inspired by agriculture. The design elements resemble a Western look. Rustic red barns are peppered over the landscape which add a pop of colour to the long, winding dirt roads. As agriculture is a main industry, many homes have a country style featuring items used in farming such as baskets, plaid and old machinery.  

Central Canada: 

Inspired by city life instead of nature, home design in Ontario is largely influenced by Toronto so it has a very metropolitan feel.  There is a nice yin-yang of old and new in Central Canada. It is common to see new condos with retro design elements such as exposed brick walls, wrought iron and vintage furniture. On the other end of the spectrum, a popular design trend is old, historic homes with modern interiors. 

East Coast: 

Vastly different to B. C’s West Coast, Eastern Canada has a humble, understated and muted beauty.   The style on the East Coast focuses around the fishing industry. Many key style elements are anchors, lighthouses, lobsters and fishing boats. As the winds can often kick up in the Maritimes, people also like their homes to be cozy. Embrace stacks of blankets, fire wood and a cozy cocktail to sit and enjoy while entertaining guests.

Territories:  

Our last stop is the coldest and furthest north, the Territories. Life in the Territories is the most remote and has some of the harshest weather in all of Canada. The home style and design in the Territories resembles that same strength and resiliency of its inhabitants. A lot of the style elements are inspired by First Nations art and culture.  The homes are a built to work with nature as opposed to work against it.

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