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Fall Home Organizing Tips

Blending style with practicality, Estelle Gee, director of Orderly Lives, has made a career out of helping others get organized. Here she shares some of her best home organizing tips and tricks to help you get your house ready for fall. Simple home organizing solutions Fall is the second busiest season and one of the most common problems standing between you and an organized home is the ability ...

Your Home's Fall Checklist

Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk. Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents. Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, ...

Spring Cleaning

These are some of the other questions I asked myself about each belonging I am determining whether to keep, discard or donate: When I see it, does it lift my spirits? Or does it carry memories of a time best forgotten? Does it have a practical use, today? Or maybe, it was once useful and I think perhaps someday it may be useful again? Am I keeping it for me, or out of a sense of duty to someone ...

Cottage Life In The Beautiful Kawarthas

We invite you to discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area, there are few places in Canada as visually stunning as the Kawartha Lakes area with open spaces, waterways and an abundance of birds and wildlife, with many unusual geographical features. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural ...

Cottage Life In The Kawarthas!

We invite you to discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area, there are few places in Canada as visually stunning as the Kawartha Lakes area with open spaces, waterways and an abundance of birds and wildlife, with many unusual geographical features. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural ...

Cottage Life Show March 28th - 30th 2014

Now that we are starting to get a little taste of warmer weather vs our frigid temperatures we have been enduring for the last few months, it's time to start thinking about Cottage Season.  Those who aren't familiar with Cottage Season; that is the time from when the snow melts until things begin to freeze again.  Some might refer to it as Spring, Summer and Fall. At the end of every March ...

How to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

      How to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring   Yes, spring will arrive this year...eventually. So while we are waiting, lets get things ready. First....Make a Plan Think about your goals in the garden before you get started. You may want to add a vegetable patch, put out additional containers or plants, or improve the design of an area. Think about what you did ...

Great tool to find out when it's less costly to use electricity!

Peterborough Utilities Group http://t.co/9GFrCuDVAm Retweeted Ontario's Energy (@OntMinEnergy): Try our mobile-friendly Time-of-Use Clock to find out when it’s less costly to use electricity http://t.co/9GFrCuDVAm

STAY SAFE IN THE EXTREME COLD! SOME GREAT TIPS!

Whether you’re just visiting a colder climate for the winter holidays, or you’ve relocated to an area with cold winter conditions unfamiliar to you; be prepared and protect yourself and your family, your home and your automobile. For sleeping attire; get out your “longies” and flannel pajamas. Keep a robe handy to your bed for use when you get up. Put your flip-flops in ...

What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Home?

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing? Moving house is a difficult ...
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