Your home is your home. Regardless of whether you own a condo or a house, it’s yours and it’s worth a lot of money. But you can potentially make a lot of money with it as well. If you’re thinking of putting your home on one of those vacation rental websites like Airbnb or VRBO, consider these things before you pull the trigger.
Living near the ocean and mountains and forests, Vancouverites are probably more environmentally conscious then others. Recycling has become second nature to most of us by now, however composting is another great way to ensure everyday waste is used for good, rather then leaving it to fill up the landfills further.
Remember when the “Reduce, reuse and recycle” campaign came out? It was a novel concept and everyone was excited about helping the planet. But back then, there were a lot of items that you couldn’t actually recycle. Nowadays, you can recycle most items. Maybe not in your blue or green bins, but with the help of big box stores throughout the Lower Mainland, you can help reduce the impact on every day items.
The City of Vancouver and most other major cities throughout the province won’t pick up your paint, batteries and electronic items for recycling. So it’s left up to us to find a place where these items will be taken care of in a way that will help, not harm, the environment.
It’s important to remember that even though the City doesn’t pick up these items for recycling, you should not put them in the regular garbage or recycling. Here’s how to handle some of the most common items and where you can bring them for proper disposal.
Living in a big city like Vancouver and its surrounding neighbourhoods can bring with it a lot of safety concerns for homeowners. Canadians might be a friendly bunch, but we’re not immune to crime and natural disasters. It’s important to keep your home and your loved ones safe. Here’s a list of items you should consider to ensure everyone you love is prepared in case of an unexpected emergency.
If you’re thinking of moving to a new home in a different Vancouver neighbourhood, you should consider a few things during your research process. Things like livability, the environment and of course affordability should play an important role in your ultimate decision. Here are five things to consider when choosing a neighbourhood to move to.
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In case we haven’t noticed, we live in a rain forest. Seriously! UBC has a room dedicated to it: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/british-columbia-rainforest-garden. Whenever you get our rain, with our socked in clouds, this creates the perfect enviroment for algae, moss and other plants to grow anywhere. I’m not a scientist, but obviously the sun somehow inhibits or … Read more