As of March 2017, the garbage collection rules in Waterloo Region have been changed. The updates are largely part of an effort to cut back on household waste and harmful emissions from garbage collection trucks. The most noticeable changes for residents of Kitchener and Waterloo have been the switch to bi-weekly garbage collection, and collection limits […]
Understanding lawn watering restrictions in Waterloo Region. When Can I Water My Lawn? During the heat of the summer our lawns often need to be watered. The Region of Waterloo has an outdoor water use by-law that comes into effect when there is a drought or when drinking water storage runs low. Here is a […]
Nobody likes bills. Luckily, in the case of your hydro bill, you may have more control over your charges than you think. Your electricity is actually charged at different rates depending on when you use it. Making an effort to confine your usage to off-peak times can have a drastic effect on your electricity bill. […]
A beautiful garden can add so much to your home. Tulips, pansies, and hyacinth add a pop of colour to your front lawn or backyard, and help fuel dreams of an early spring. Whether you love gardening as a hobby, tend to a prized vegetable garden that yields fresh and crunchy summer salads, or view […]
Environmentally Friendly Light Bulbs! This clever light bulb packs an environmental punch. Plus, Sengled plants a tree for every bulb purchased! Now that’s what we call green. Watch this video to learn more: For more tips and tricks on staying green, check out our green living posts!
Let’s face it- when it comes to the world today, it can be pretty difficult to get by without a car. For some, it is necessary to drive every single day to get to work, pick up kids, or maintain a schedule that takes them all around the city. For others, it is easy to […]
Living walls are not necessarily a new idea, but they are definitely gaining popularity! Using a living wall for indoor decoration is a new trend, and it has been taken up by modern homes and restaurants. For a local example of a living wall, check out The Berlin in downtown Kitchener! The decoration at this […]
Few things feel as good as walking in the front door after a long day at work. But lately as you breeze through the door, you’ve detected something that’s not quite right. Maybe it’s time to take your pup to the groomers, or last night’s dinner was too heavy on the garlic, but you’d swear […]
The future is now! With these intelligent, interactive devices, your home may start to feel like something out of a sci-fi movie. Make your kitchen work for you, conserve water, and more with these amazing gadgets!
It’s easier than you think to use sustainable materials in your home. From chair upholstery and curtains to duvet covers and carpets, fabric is everywhere. That’s why using eco-friendly fabrics can have such a positive impact, and make your home look fabulous too! Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having gorgeous, sustainable home […]
Extending the Life of Cut Flowers As you’ve probably noticed, we can’t say enough good things about plants. Patio gardens, house plants, and vegetables or herbs are all A+ in our book. Though less permanent, cut flowers are just as amazing! Few decorations are as beautiful as simple, bright flowers in a vase. They instantly add […]
A kitchen or windowsill herb garden makes for a beautiful addition to your home. And, what could be better than fresh herbs? Add some chives to your omelette, brew up a pot of fresh mint tea, and sprinkle dill over fish or cucumber! Follow the steps below to learn how to grow your own herbs […]
With the cold weather approaching, it’s time to put away the sunscreen and start thinking of ways to stay warm! Often, the return of fall means the return of chilly evenings, morning frost, and heating costs. While it may not mean the end of energy bills, there are several ways you can prepare for colder […]
Gardening doesn’t have to be hard! Cut down on labour time, control pesky insects, and help your plants grow with these handy tips! Our favourite: use leftover water from steaming veggies to water your potted patio plants! (The “vegetable soup” helps them grow). See all 14 tips and tricks from Paul James here!
We’re all for going green, and reducing environmental impact! It may surprise you to learn that one of the best ways to look after the environment is through food. In our books, that’s a win- what could be better than combining a love of food with a little TLC for our planet? Look below for […]