Category Archives: How To’s and DIY

How To Make A New Rental Feel Like Home Sweet Home

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Unless you’ve done it dozens of times — and unless you’re the World’s Most Organized Person — moving into a new house or apartment is usually a stressful, expensive, and tiring experience. And while you might cover every last detail of the shuffle from Point A to Point B, sometimes that first night in a new place poses a different set of challenges. After your friends or the movers take off, you’ll find yourself in a very empty-feeling space, surrounded by towering piles of boxes and bare walls. At this point, it’s common to feel a bit stranded, a bit out of sorts and dazed, and a bit irritable — especially if you’re a student moving out for the first time, you’ve never lived alone, or you have young kids or pets just getting accustomed to a major change. How To Make A New Rental Feel Like Home Sweet Home Read More

Finding Your Perfect Rental Property In Calgary

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Western Canada epitomizes the Canadian spirit. The natural wonder of the landscapes and scenery are simply awe inspiring, filled with cold, snowy winters (perfect for snow sports) and bright and sunny summers, perfect for spending time outside. Whether it’s the Rockies or the Chinooks, Calgary is an amazingly unique city that is only growing in popularity. Finding Your Perfect Rental Property In Calgary Read More

Getting (and Keeping) Your Apartment Clean in 2015

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Many of us set New Year’s Resolutions, often centering on ourselves: we want to lose weight, to quit smoking or to start eating healthier. But what about your living space? If you’re often plagued by clutter and find yourself too tired after a long week of work to really deep clean your apartment, RentSeeker has compiled a few of our favourite ways to get your apartment in tip top shape for 2015. Resolve to get organized this year!
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Staying Warm in your Apartment

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Now that January is here and the deep freeze has officially set in, we’re all feeling the chill. In fact, according to AccuWeather, this January and February are forecast to be colder than normal in Ontario. Naturally, you want to be warm and cozy in your apartment without facing astronomical energy bills each month. Here are some inexpensive (and green!) ways to stay warm in your apartment during yet another Canadian winter.
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Do It Yourself Apartment Holiday Decor…Decorate on a Budget!

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The holidays are a joyous time spent with friends and family, but it can also be hard on your bank account. While we all want to spruce up our apartments to match the festive season, after purchasing all manner of gifts our budgets are stretched pretty thin. If you’ve got a bit of the DIY bug (and even if you don’t) there are a number of fun and inexpensive ways that you can get your apartment holiday-ready without breaking the bank. Here, RentSeeker shows you some of our absolute favourites. Do It Yourself Apartment Holiday Decor…Decorate on a Budget! Read More

DIY Design Hacks for Your Apartment

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Want to spruce up your apartment decor but don’t want to break the bank? If you’ve got a flair for DIY projects – and even if you don’t – we’ve found a number of fun and easy projects that will change the design of your decor. Read on for hacks that will have your apartment looking hot for the holidays and beyond.
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Tips For Transforming Your Apartment In to a Haunted House

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The witching hour is almost upon us! Living an apartment doesn’t mean you are left out of all the Halloween fun. Whether your building is allowing trick-or-treaters to come by or you’re throwing a spooky party, transforming your apartment into a haunted house is a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. Big or small, there are a few ways you can accomplish the task of scaring up some fun in your humble abode. Here are some of RentSeeker.ca’s favourite ways to change your apartment into a creepy haunted house. Tips For Transforming Your Apartment In to a Haunted House Read More

RentSeeker Hacks: How to Clean Your Apartment with Simple Tricks

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If you’re like us, you’re not a huge fan of cleaning – especially those big jobs that seem to take up your entire Saturday. Thankfully, there are a number of “hacks” you can use to make your apartment cleaning so easy you’ll wonder why you ever dreaded the task so much in the first place. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite life-changing tips that will get your apartment in tip-top shape in no time. RentSeeker Hacks: How to Clean Your Apartment with Simple Tricks Read More

Falling for Autumn: DIY Designs to Spruce Up Your Apartment Decor

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September is a month of renewal. It not only signals back-to-school, but it also heralds in the changing of the season. While many Canadians lament the leaves beginning to fall, we at RentSeeker say that it’s time to embrace it. The colours of autumn are the perfect backdrop for flexing your creative muscle and making your apartment decor a lively tribute to the season. Before you start to haul out the Halloween decorations, give your apartment a taste of fall with some of these simple and inexpensive ideas. Falling for Autumn: DIY Designs to Spruce Up Your Apartment Decor Read More

Apartment Deep Cleaning Made Easy

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We all know about spring cleaning, but what about fall cleaning? Before the snow falls, take some time to deep clean your apartment and prepare for the winter ahead. We’re talking about the areas that you might not clean on a weekly basis, like window sills, walls and baseboards. After having your windows open throughout much of the summer months, dirt and dust will have begun to accumulate in these areas without you even realizing it. Banish the grime with RentSeeker’s handy checklist that will make your apartment deep cleaning a breeze (or at least feel like one). Apartment Deep Cleaning Made Easy Read More