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5 Reasons Why Fall Cleaning is Better than Spring Cleaning

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If we all agree that our homes need at least one ruthless and focused de-cluttering clean-up each year, then I propose the fall for this event. Nesting instincts notwithstanding, the fall offers us the best timing for your annual elbow-greasing housework. Consider these 5 reasons to get organized right now: Fall’s harvest is bountiful but…

Back-to-Basements: Our top 8 favorite basements

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I love basements. They’re a kid’s indoor playground, a teenager’s private hideaway and an adult’s quiet sanctuary. Even with all their potential, many choose to use their basements as a dumping ground for junk – that broken appliance, that box full of who-knows-what and that chair you swear you’ll reupholster one day. Let this post…

What counts as “Junk” in your home?

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What counts as junk when it comes to your home? A healthy guideline is to think of “junk” as anything that is not actively helpful to you in living a life that you love. Everything is energy, and the “energy” of what’s in your home either boosts you up, or it brings you down. It’s…

Moving Day

Imagine living in a place where almost 5% of the population moves on one day? This is what happens every year in the province of Quebec. July 1, Canada Day, happens to also be Moving Day in Quebec. Colossal moving days notwithstanding, fair weather moves are always preferable and the summer remains a popular moving…

The Relationship With Junk

Just like most things in life, our belongings are really all about relationships. The things we choose to surround ourselves with build a pattern of our personal journey through life. We are defined by the stories our stuff can tell, from family memories to souvenirs, from items that portray our values and interests to the…

The House That Junk Built

The witch from Hansel and Gretel built her house out of gingerbread. The old woman of lore built her house out of a giant shoe. Fairy tales suggest anything is possible when it comes to story book house construction, so it’s somewhat surprising that society has only recently decided to use refurbished and recycled materials on a large…