By: Joanne Hutchinson

Budget-Friendly Home Security

Tags: home security, safe home, feel safe

safe & secure Budget-Friendly Home Security The safety of your home should be a top priority, but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. And if a professional security system isn’t an option, doing something is better than nothing. You may be surprised to learn that there are simple DIY projects that can make your home safer in a weekend. With a small budget and a few ba...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson

FRESH START Products and Practices to Make Laundry More Efficient

Tags: real estate, organizing, cleaning

Laundry has come a long way from washbasins and clotheslines. The latest developments for the laundry room are enough to make the time-consuming task of washing, drying, folding, and sorting a little more manageable. From smart storage solutions to thoughtful detergent choices to time-saving tips, here’s how to make lemonade out of a pile of dirty laundry. ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT Ditching ...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson

Organize Your Home By Categories

Tags: sorting, organizing, home, room

the big sort Organize Your Home by Categories If previous attempts to declutter your home have left you longing for a more permanent sense of order, it might be time to try a new trick. You’ll find that many of the creative tips in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo go against the standard solutions of the past, which i...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson

2019 Housing Market Outlook

Tags: Homes in Ottawa, House prices, 2019 Outlook

This year, Ottawa’s seller’s market was dominated by young families and couples. First-time buyers are expected to dominate the market in 2019. Rising interest rates and the stress test were significant factors to Ottawa’s housing market, and this is expected to continue in 2019. The current three months of inventory is expected to remain stable going into the new year. In the lu...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Tags: homes in Ottawa, maintenance checklist, spring clean up

:When winter departs, it’s time to check for damage and prepare for hot weather ahead. With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is a good time to get outdoors and tackle some larger home projects. With the threat of winter storms past, you can look for damage and make any needed repairs, as well as prep your home and garden for summer.    Inspect driveways and paths:...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson


Tags: decluttering purging cleaning organizing out with the old and in with the new

It's Time to declutter Yes, I said it... DECLUTTER.. No more procrastinating it’s a great time of the year. Besides, what else is there to do in the winter (unless you love the outdoors and -burr weather. I know what you’re thinking, this girl is nuts, I don’t have time... don’t close the page I promise I have some great tips to share with you. We all have issues with...Read More

By: Joanne Hutchinson

Welcome to my first blog

Tags: first time joanne hutchinson blog

Welcome to my first Blog post!   Happy 15th of January Today is the day I've decided that I'm blogging.  As some of you know, I'm not much of a writer and actually get very anxious and blotchy thinking about it. I have great ideas but struggle putting them into words.  My purpose of doing a blog is to help me overcome my fear and to provide you with some easy  and ...Read More