You want to get the best out of your home when you put it up for sale, and we can help you do that. Homes often need a little help getting ready to go on the market. Our Showcase service will help you get your home market-ready and looking fabulous while maximizing your home’s sale potential. Staging is a great way to put your best foot forward and to showcase your home to potential buyers, and we are passionate about helping you display your home’s potential! We assess the areas you need help with, both inside and out, and get to work helping you get your home ready to show. From house cleaning to decluttering, we make the inside of your home buyer ready. We can also help you maintain the outside of your home with lawn-mowing or snow removal services, and help fix up anything that needs a little sprucing up, from painting to re-attaching baseboards to repairing holes in your drywall. From inside to out, and anything in else that needs a little work, we’ll help you get your home ready to show and help maximize the value of your sale while minimizing headaches for you in the process!
If you’ve been thinking about “going green ” at home and in your life overall, but aren’t sure where to start, or are worried about maintaining it once the initial feel-good vibes wear off, there are a variety of apps out there to help you make this important lifestyle change. Living green and being eco-friendly isn’t just about saving the planet, it’s about living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle which benefits everyone!
In this post we’ll share five of our favourite eco-friendly apps to help you get started on your sustainability journey:
Green kitchen is an app designed to help you make healthier meal choices. Banish those carps and fatty, processed food and explore a variety of organic, vegetarian (delicious!) sustainable dishes which require less energy consumption to make. It features hand-picked recipes which are easy to follow and beautiful photos which will have your mouth watering!
Available on: iOS
2. Green Genie
If you’re new to the idea of living sustainably, this is the app for you. Green Genie is developed by a slew of eco-friendly professionals and features a massive database of green living tips, sustainable projects to make your home more eco-friendly, and resources to help you make the right purchasing decisions.
Available on: iOS
Locavore uses your phone’s GPS to find farmers market’s and farms close to you which sell in-season, local food. Locavore gives you profiles, directions, and lists of what’s in season, as well as a ton of delicious recipes to put that locally-grown food to good use. Yum!
Available on: iOS and Android
4. UNEP Carbon Calculator
The UNEP Carbon Calculator is an app designed to help you understand the impact of your emissions as you travel. As many of us know, greenhouse gasses have some of the worst effects on global climate change, and understanding and curbing those behaviours is one of the best ways we can work to be more eco-friendly. This handy calculator lets you calculate how much CO2 is given off when you travel.
Available on: iOS
Are you the kind of person who wants to know which toothpaste is the greenest, or how “green” your makeup products are? Then this is the app for you!
GoodGuide is a terrific little app which allows you to scan the barcodes of more than 120,000 products to see if they’re safe to use or consume, healthy, socially responsible, and green. You can look up the ingredients, nutritional value, impact on animal welfare and human rights, how energy-efficient the product is, and more!
Available on: iOS
Do you have any favourite green or eco-friendly apps? Tell us in the comments!
Do you ever get that feeling that your home or car or office (or all of the above, simultaneously) will never be tidy? The challenge of keeping your home and your belongings clean is that it is constantly ongoing. Even if you clean one room or all the rooms of your house, you start thinking about all that crap that’s been sitting in the trunk of your car for 3 months, or you even start thinking towards next week when you’ll be in the exact same position of having to clean the house again. Cleaning anxiety is common with almost every homeowner, and one way you can ease the stress a bit is to throw stuff away.
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you have too much stuff. There is something in your home that can be thrown away or donated, more likely, lots of somethings. At least once a year, you should go through all your belongings and make a giveaway pile. At first, it can be tough. Human nature is to maintain what you own for as long as possible, but when you do it once, you’ll realize that the 10 shirts you gave to Goodwill hadn’t even crossed your mind since you dropped them in that bin. Cleaning anxiety comes from the things you don’t see, so when you get rid of that stuff that’s at the bottom of the drawer or sitting in the basement, you’ll not only be decluttering your home, you’ll be decluttering your mind.
With that, here are 5 tips to decluttering:
- You don’t have to do it all at once! Check out http://www.365lessthings.com/ to see how getting rid of one thing a day can change your life.
- Make a list of rooms. Start with your closet. Next week, do your bathroom. Next week, your car. Similar to tip #1, one step at a time, people.
- Use boxes or bags. If you just start with piles on the floor, you can lose track of what’s what in the early going. Start with clearly marked boxes for garbage, donations and keepers.
- Music. Put on your favourite cleaning playlist . Marvin Gaye and Joni Mitchell are there to help you.
- If in need, call for help! Get help from your kids, your husband, your neighbour. Or if they’re not around, call us!