Spring Home Tune Up

May 2, 2011

Now most Spring cleanups start with top to bottom cleaning and disinfecting of all corners of the house (all natural of course – check out our recent video about how to clean green). This is usually followed by packing away the winter gear, unearthing the BBQ, and doing a little pre-season lawn and garden maintenance. […]

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Fire it up!

October 29, 2010

For many of us, turning on the furnace for the first time can be a little depressing…and a clear indication that the warm weather season has officially come to an end. Thankfully, we’ve had a fairly mild autumn so, and it’s not surprising to learn that many Canadians have not had to fire up the […]

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Week 4: The Fall Tune-up Test concludes!

October 22, 2010

This is it: the last week of the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up! Can I assume that you’ve all been busy? Hopefully after this week each of you can answer every one of our original Tune-Up Test 10 questions with a resounding “YES!”. Not to put too much pressure on, but as you know…winter is fast […]

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Fall Tune-up test: Week 3!

October 18, 2010

We are now officially into week three in the Reliance Fall Home Tune-Up. Can I assume that you are now able to answer “YES!” to each one of our 10 questions? Well, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself but with just two weeks to go, hopefully you are well on your way. As with any […]

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Week 2: The Fall Tune Up Test continues!

October 8, 2010

Based on the feedback we’ve received from our community so far, it seems as though most of you are well underway when it comes to preparing your home for the upcoming seasons. That being said, only a few of you were able to confidently answer “YES!” to each and every question in our Fall TuneUp […]

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The Great Canadian Fall Home Tuneup!

October 4, 2010

Most people think that work around the home this fall equates to raking leaves, cleaning up the garden and breaking out the shovels or snow blower. But your list shouldn’t end there! To be truly be prepared for a potentially long, harsh winter, there are a number of other far less obvious measures you’ll need […]

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Poison safety at home

September 24, 2010

“Get that out of your mouth!” If you’re a parent, I’ll bet you’ve only said this about 10,000 times to your child before the age of 5. I certainly have — but it isn’t always harmless objects that they reach for at every opportunity. Children have that adventurous tendency to explore the home and put […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #8: Healthy back to school lunches

September 3, 2010

As the old adage goes – there is nothing like a well balanced, nutritious breakfast to start your day! But for many Canadian families, this just isn’t the case. From processed and fried foods to sugary cereals, many children start their day off on the wrong foot and quickly find themselves crashing by mid-morning. Do […]

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QuickTips Summer Series #2: Home Safety

July 23, 2010

The last thing you want when returning from a summer getaway is to discover that your home has been broken into and your valuables have been stolen. But for thousands of Canadians, each summer brings this nightmare scenario to reality. In 2009, there were over 200,000 police-reported cases of break and enter offences, and most […]

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Top safety tips for July 22, 2010

July 23, 2010

Hey gang, let’s play it safe this summer. Here are some simple, common sense ideas to keep everyone healthy! Safety Tip #5 Are Toxins Making Your Children Chronically Ill? via @Care2 Safety Tip #4 Learn CPR today and you could help save a life! via @canadian_living Safety Tip #3 Sun Safety – What you need […]

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