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13Jan/17

How to Find Cheap Apartments in Edmonton

Life is full of ups and downs, and even the best laid plans can be suddenly overturned by unexpected emergencies, accidents or disasters. That is why many people from Edmonton will at one point in their lives need to find cheap apartments in Edmonton quickly and easily, so they can get themselves settled in a new place as soon as possible.

Here is a brief guide to finding a cheap apartment in Edmonton as quickly as possible.

The best place to start looking for cheap rental apartments in Edmonton is in the online classifieds and Edmonton’s rental listing newsletters. Be sure that you respond to any inviting advertisements immediately, as this will greatly improve your odds of getting that apartment. Any delay in contacting the apartment owner will make it more likely that someone else grabs it first. The best cheap apartments in Edmonton can have over 20 applications, and many more people coming by for viewings, so getting there early and making a good impression is essential to standing out above the crowd.

Online classifieds are free to use and contain a good portion of all the apartments currently listed for rent in the city. Be sure to use the search filters effectively by setting any mandatory criteria, such as price range or the number of bedrooms. Explore all the results, and then contact the owner of any advertisement that meets your requirements. Always be polite and professional when contacting apartment owners, and quickly set a time for a viewing of the apartment as soon as is possible.

One great trick for finding cheap apartments quickly is to move away from the downtown area or the most popular rental areas to a more quiet neighborhood. Moving away from the most popular neighborhoods can still find you in a safe and clean apartment, but one that is either much bigger than you would find downtown for the same price or much cheaper for the same basic layout that you would get downtown. Another great option is to lower your standards to a simpler rental unit or one that is shared with roommates.

The key to a quick and effective apartment search is to set yourself a strict budget and only look at those apartment listings in your price range. A lot of people will hope that they can find something amazing for cheap, and they waste a lot of time looking at apartments that they have little or no chance of getting cheaply and quickly. Be sure to add in the transportation costs for work and casual living if you decide to move to a neighborhood that is further from your previous living arrangements.…

12Oct/16

Janitors Service for Home or Office

There are many options when it comes to finding Calgary janitors to clean your property whether it is for the home or the office. No matter what the size of the space to be cleaned or the scale of the operation needed to perform the cleaning, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Company or Independent; One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to use an independent or a known company for your service. The corporate service will tend to cost you more but there are certain advantages to using a known entity. We will discuss this later in the article.

Individuals can be much less costly but a certain amount of risk comes along with that savings. That is not to say that perfectly wonderful independents can’t be found. It usually takes a lot of filtering to get the good ones though. It is probably a good bet that the better independents are already as busy as they can be. You will usually need to wait for an opening in their schedule. It is best to find someone by word of mouth rather than starting from scratch searching the classified market place. A good recommendation is worth gold and it can save you a lot of heart ache.

Company or independent, you should always ask for references and actually check on the references. Ask them if they would hire them again if they are still not using them. Why did they stop using them if that’s the case? There are many local and national companies who provide janitorial service in most areas. Keep in mind that the company’s reputation does not guarantee you will get a quality individual. It does give you some recourse though as the company is ultimately liable and they don’t tend to keep people working for them who are a risk to their livelihood.  

Bonding and Insurance

One of the advantages of using a Calgary Janitors company is they may be bonded and insured. This comes in very handy if something happens to someone while on your property. Ask to see written proof that they have insurance and that it is current. Some independents may also be insured which would be a big plus. If you decide to use someone who is not, the check with your own insurance to see what kind of coverage you have relative to people working on your property.

 

Reputation and Trustworthiness

A Calgary Janitors company can usually be researched. Try to find reviews on line if you are thinking about using a corporate service. Check their reputation with the Better Business Bureau or the equivalent in your area. As mentioned before, ask for references both written and those who you can contact and ask questions. A reputable company or individual will not have a problem with this. If they do, you may want to steer away from them.

 

Interview and Get Specific about the Task

Finally, you need to be comfortable with the individual(s) who will be working in your home or business. It is essential that you conduct a personal interview in order to be comfortable with the hire. Ask about what specific tasks will be done for the quoted charges. Make sure you are going to get what you expect. The old adage “Do you do windows?” is actually a very appropriate question. Would you be comfortable giving this individual access to your property? When you aren’t there? Most services get keys and operate during hours when no-one else is around. If it is your home the question becomes even more important.

Be thorough in your research and make sure you check all of the bases. When you do find the right situation it will be worth all of the diligence. If you wish, you can start by visiting calgarycleaning.com/calgary-custodial-janitorial-services or some of the advertisers on this site. Good luck in your search.…

26Sep/16

What Canada Life is Like in the Fall

The change in colour of the surroundings to reds, browns and oranges signals that Canada life is about to enter the fall. The best places to be in when the season creeps in are villages near the woods when the orange late afternoon sunlight hits the trees, producing a cinematic landscape.

It is great to be in Canada during the fall. There are actually countless of things to do and life in this Northern American country may just be a whole lot better than it is in the winter. Here are some things you need to know about Canada life during the season of fall.

  • Ontario

Like what was mentioned earlier, fall in Canada treats you to an amazing scenery filled with deep colours of the season.  The Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario is where you would want to be during autumn. You can enjoy revelling at the changing of colours of the maple leaves. In addition, residents of Ontario enjoy not just the trees but the wildlife that is in harmony with the wonderful habitat. Most people also engage in canoeing activities as they marvel at the colours of the park.Put it this way: you get to bond with your family, workout a little and enjoy nature all at the same time.

  • Hiking Locations

Canadian residents hike the most during the fall. This is the peak season when almost everyone gets out of their chairs and exercise their thighs and legs. Even tourists are engage in hiking at this time of the year. Most flock in Banff’s Sunshine Meadows, known as one of the top day hikes in the country, Larch Valley near Moraine Lakes and Ptarmigan Cirque located in the Kananaskis Country. Just like canoeing in the Algonquin Provincial Park, hiking in these areas won’t just feed your healthy lifestyle but provide you with the most exciting autumn views, as well.

  • Montreal

This well-known city in Canada is one of the world’s largest French-speaking urban areas. Quebec looks immaculately magnificent in the winter, but the city is also a pride for its residents during the fall. Every year, the city gains its largest population of tourists during this season, thanks to the “Magic of Lanterns” event. This is held at the Montreal Botanical Garden and displays hundreds of luminously-coloured Chinese lanterns. All these are hand-painted. During the celebration, these Chinese lanterns are set floating on the ponds and hanging on tree branches. The Magic Lantern Festival, for most Canadians is an event not to be missed. The blend of outstanding lights display, the starry skies, and residents all clothed in autumn clothing is surely a feast for the eyes.

  • Quebec

Quebec is known for its traditional French village feel, with stunning architecture and sceneries from the old world. This quaint city is stunning in the winter, but it is just as magnificent in fall. Many residents of Quebec enjoy strolling along Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge or just sit among the benches and watch as the colourful leaves fall from their branches. For many couples, this is a great time to take picnics at the park, sipping on some hot drink.

For most residents, Canada life in the fall is fleeting. Winter comes way too early in the region. It is for this reason that the people enjoy every bit of the autumn season.…

26Sep/16

Facts You Might Find Interesting About Canada

There are many facts about Canada you may find interesting, especially if you are not from there or you don’t know much about the country. Aside from being one of the biggest countries in the world, many information about this nation can be quite educational, to say the least.

Here are some of the curious facts about Canada:

  1. Being the second largest country in the world, Canada is comprised of 6 time zones. Yes! This North American country beats the most famous nation, the United States, which only has 3. Canada has a total area of 9,984,670 square kilometres.
  1. Canada has both the longest coastline and street in the world. Its shoreline is 202, 080 kilometres long. The longest street, Yonge, is found in Ontario and has a distance of around 2,000 kilometres.
  1. Who doesn’t know about Winnie-the-Pooh? This friendly bear was based from a Winnipeg bear cub which lived in the early 1900s. A.A. Milne, the author of the children’s story, had a son named Cristopher Robin, who always visited Winnipeg to visit the cub, which was then shipped from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915.
  1. Want to know where the largest big screen is in the world? You guessed it right! The Sony big screen is found in at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, used to be called the SkyDome. The screen measures 10 metres by 33.6 metres.
  1. The once most popular mobile phone manufacturer, Blackberry, was established in Ontario, Canada. It was specifically developed in the offices of Research in Motion’s Waterloo.
  1. At some points in history, the United States wasn’t as friendly to Canada as it is now. In 1775 and 1812, US invaded the Canadian region.
  1. How big is the largest coin? It has a diameter of 9 meters and a reproduction of the 1951 Canadian nickel. The largest coin is found in Sudbury, Ontario.
  1. Canada is big at the Winter Olympics. This is only natural since the country experiences very long winter seasons. Many athletes focus on honing their skills in winter sports, since they have the facilities to do so. After the 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada still holds the most gold won in the said sports tournament.
  1. Canada isn’t supposed to be the name of this North American country. According to myths, the name sprung from a misunderstanding between the local Natives and French explorer, Jacques Cartier. These Natives invited the visitor to their Kanata, which means village. Cartier then assumed that this is the name of the place.

Love insects? Canada has around 55,000 species of these creepy crawlies.…