How to reduce mold in your bathroom

How to reduce mold in your bathroom
How effective is your Bathroom Exhaust Fan? For obvious reasons, bathrooms can be major sources of moisture in homes. And where there is moisture, there is the possibility of growing mold in the bathroom. A bathroom exhaust fan can be essential in removing excess moisture and keeping bathrooms ventilated, but how do we know if our exhaust fans are working properly? Just because we can hear them doesn’t necessarily mean that they are effective. Ventilation is key to reduce Mold in the Bathroom A simple way to test your fan’s suction is to take a single square of toilet paper and place...
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Tips for getting rid of fruitflies

Tips for getting rid of fruitflies
Fruit flies are probably the most persistent pests in the pantry. These tiny flies breed quickly, and will stick around long after you’ve tossed your fruits and veggies. Getting rid of fruit flies requires patience and smarts. If you’re at your wits end with these nuisance pests, take a few minutes to read these tips for getting rid of fruit flies. You need to be thorough in eliminating all the potential breeding sites in your home. 1. DISPOSE OF ANY ROTTING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. First things first. As soon as you see a few fruit flies, you need to purge your produce. Anything that is...
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How To Clean White Plastic Furniture

How To Clean White Plastic Furniture
Step 1 Fill the bucket with warm water and place approximately 1/2 cup of baking soda into the small bowl. Step 2 Line the chairs up in an outdoor location, such as a driveway, where you can work on them. Spray the chairs thoroughly with the garden hose to dampen all surfaces. Step 3 Dip the mesh sponge into the bucket of water and then into the baking soda in the small bowl. Apply the baking soda to the lawn furniture and rub it in well with the sponge. Continue applying more baking soda to the chairs with the sponge, rubbing over every surface to remove dirt and mildew. Step 4 Spray the chairs again...
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4 RULES TO LIVE BY IN RETIREMENT

4 RULES TO LIVE BY IN RETIREMENT
  Investing for retirement requires commitment and adherence to a plan over time. But for many clients, the transition from saving money to living off those savings can be unexpectedly fraught with difficulty. They may struggle with the tax implications of withdrawals, as well as when to start making them, how much to withdraw and how often. Here are a few rules they can live by: Rule No. 1: Come up with a plan for doling out the cash. As this Kiplinger article by Bryan S. Slovon points out, clients shouldn’t mistake an investment portfolio for a solid income strategy. They’ll need to...
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Toronto market conditions

Toronto market conditions
As expected, we’ve seen a market adjustment from mid April until end of May, with a large increase in homes for sale during the last 6 weeks. What does this mean? It means that the market conditions have normalized from the explosive prices witnessed from January to the beginning of April. What does this mean for you? We are currently about 15% higher than last year’s numbers and that’s still great news!!! How often do you make 15% on any investment in one year? Please see the Toronto Real Estate Board Stats below.   June 5, 2017 –  GTA realtors reported 10,196 sales in...
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Toronto’s cooling market? Is this your opportunity to buy?

Toronto’s cooling market? Is this your opportunity to buy?
Toronto’s market is experiencing a cool down, but for how long? This could be a fantastic window of opportunity if you are buying. Watch this video to learn more: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/960853571820
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4 Easy Steps To resurface a wooden deck

4 Easy Steps To resurface a wooden deck
Prep Work Before you begin the process of resurfacing your wood deck, you will need to power wash it and repair any loose nails. After clearing all the items off of your deck, power wash the surface and allow it time to dry for a day or two. Make sure you don’t have people around when you power wash to protect against injury. Also take care not to keep the tip of your power washer too close to the deck surface while washing or you risk permanently damaging the wood. After, use your hammer to pound in any nails that have worked their way up out of the wood. If any nails are loose, pull them...
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5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid

5 Toxic Personalities Successful People Avoid
One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” These words opened my eyes to the fact that the people we hang out with, the people we call friends, they all have an influence on the decisions we make in life, and therefore the success we have (or don’t have). Unfortunately, not everyone pushes us to be better. Some people stop us from following our dreams or talk us out of taking a risk, and we don’t always realize that it’s happening. So it’s important to be aware and consciously choose who we spend time with, to limit...
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Toronto real estate market is shifting. Sellers, choose your strategy wisely.

Toronto real estate market is shifting. Sellers, choose your strategy wisely.
Since Easter, two things have happened to slow down the Toronto market. 1. Many buyers have pushed the pause button in anticipation of the budget and some were just fed up with the manipulation of this market and took a break. 2. A lot of new inventory has come onto the market. It seems that the consumer confidence level has a lot to do with buyer’s buying decisions of late. So how is this affecting the Toronto real estate market? The most desirable houses are still getting bidding wars and selling for record breaking prices, but many are seeing the offer date come and go without any offers at all....
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Simple Solutions For Insomnia And Anxiety

Simple Solutions For Insomnia And Anxiety
Follow these steps to relieve your anxiety and insomnia: You will want to focus on the Heart 7 and Pericardium 6 points. Heart 7 To use the Heart 7 point, take your thumb and press it against the point (pictured above) on your opposite hand. Hold this for about one minute to prepare your body for sleep or reduce anxiety. Pericardium 6 To use it, press the point (indicated above) firmly for one minute if you notice yourself struggling to get to sleep or feeling antsy. Article taken from:...
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Fair Housing Plan? Tax Grab Or Effective Plan?

Fair Housing Plan? Tax Grab Or Effective Plan?
Ontario’s housing market has seen very dynamic growth in recent years, with prices in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe rising significantly. To help curb this issue, the Ontario government has come up with a plan that they think will cool off this market. House prices have been rising at a high pace in the GTA since the end of the 2008-09 recessions. After two consecutive years of double-digit gains, average house prices in the Toronto region reached $916,567 in March 2017, up 33.2% from a year earlier. Aside from the the obvious factors, which are low interest rates and...
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6 Critical Things To Determine Prior to Offering on a Toronto Condominium.

6 Critical Things To Determine Prior to Offering on a Toronto Condominium.
Typically, in a normal market, you would make your condominium offer conditional upon status certificate review by a lawyer. However, given our current Toronto market conditions with bidding wars, any condition on your offer can kill the deal. It is common in this market, for the listing agents to pre-order the status certificate and there are some things you can pre determine on your own or with your realtor, prior to putting in an offer.   A status certificate contains pertinent information about the individual condominium unit. Among other things, the certificate would indicate if the current unit...
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