How much should I expect to pay for Hydro and Utilities in Kitchener-Waterloo? How can I keep my bills down? What are the best times to use my appliances, and what times should I avoid? If you have questions about utilities in KW, you’re not alone!
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 […]
Lawn care season is baack! We certainly aren’t complaining. The long days of sunshine and evenings on the patio are well worth a little bit of toil in the yard. For those who live in apartments or condos, mowing the lawn may be completely absent from your spring routine. However, if you do have 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!
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 […]
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 […]
Do you have that one friend who you can never agree with on where to go for coffee? Do you prefer an organic, freshly ground bean, while your brother-in-law is hooked on his daily Starbucks fix? If so, Coffee of the World has you covered! With a huge variety of whole bean, tassimo, and keurig […]
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 […]
One of our favourite new trends in home gardening and decoration is air plant terrariums! These hanging plants make any room look bright and alive. What’s more, air plants add a touch of green to your living space, with almost no maintenance at all! Just spritz your plants with water once a week to keep […]
Discover Real Food! Pfennings, at 1209 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg, ON, is all about affordable, REAL food. They offer fresh, certified organic, mostly local fruits, vegetables and groceries. Pfennings also carries a great variety of bulk items, such as grains, flours, beans, nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs. Better still, you can get locally-sourced organic pasture-raised meat, […]