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Planning to grow vegetables? Don’t wait.

2021 could be another year of vegetable seed shortages.
Guest Column

How our pets see our home

Our pets don’t see the same way we do. Based on scientific research, here’s how our homes might look to them.
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Busting insulation myths

Here are the seven most persistent insulation myths. Bust them and you’ll enjoy better energy efficiency and building life.

How to be environmentally sustainable this year

21 eco-conscious resolutions for 2021 and action plans for reaching your goals
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Declutter by donating

8 ways to recycle your household items and help others

5 steps to cleaning your grout

It’s a chore we might not want to do, but it’ll save you grief in the long run.

4 keys to low-maintenance exteriors

If you want long-term low maintenance around the outside of your home, keep these design considerations in mind.
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Cleaning appliances

How often should you clean these popular appliances?

Winter & your mechanical systems

Get your heating system tuned up now, not when it's 30 below.

Your monthly maintenance checklist

Eight easy tasks to do every month to keep your home in peak operating condition.
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Feeling fresh in the dead of winter

Got the winter blues? Sue Pitchforth shares 10 tips on how to keep your space feeling fresh.

Winter TLC for your houseplants

Water, food and light needs for your houseplants during the cold season.

Renovating in a pandemic

Procedures and timelines might be different, but you can still get your project done.
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Extending your indoor living space

Has the COVID-19 lockdown got you scrambling to feel like you have more living space? Here are three solutions.

How to wash pillows

Cleaning your pillows keeps them hygienic and smelling fresh

Pandemic projects for your home

8 easy-to-do projects to help you love your home during the lockdown.
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Getting organized in 20 minutes or less

12 ways to take a step toward a more organized home and life in 20 minutes or less.

2021 trends in Ottawa housing and design

Housing market, renovations & design features: Here’s what to expect in Ottawa this year.

Mitre saw vs. table saw

Wondering which to buy first if you can only afford one? Here’s what Steve Maxwell recommends.
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