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March 16, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Declutter for a cause: where to donate your unwanted household items in Calgary

It's time for spring cleaning, and while the excitement surrounding the Marie Kondo Method has died down somewhat since its peak, decluttering never goes out of style.

However, if you're ready to part with some of your stuff, don't just throw it in the trash. There are countless charitable organizations across the Calgary area that accept all manner of gently used household goods, from clothing and books to electronics and furniture.


May 08, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Spring cleaning is more important than ever thanks to COVID-19

Spring might have officially started on March 19, but as Calgarians know, "spring" in this city is an elastic concept. Now that temperatures are rising and nature is showing new signs of life, it's time to give your home the spring-cleaning treatment.

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April 10, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to spring clean for a spring home sale

Spring is the time for cleaning up after the drab days of winter, but a good clean-up is also key to selling a home quickly and at the right price.

John Paulsen is a diligent caretaker of his acreage and has learned that planning ahead makes maintenance much easier.

Feb. 23, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Labour of Love

How to welcome spring when you live on an acreage

John Paulsen has lived on his five-and-a-quarter acres in Springbank for more than two decades.

"It was always my dream to live on an acreage."

And he made that dream come true when he designed and built his home in Springbank, after living in Calgary's Silver Springs community.


March 14, 2016 | Rachel Naud

Spring into seasonal decor

Five ways to decorate your home for spring

There's a reason we get a little spring in our step come March. After a long, dreary, cold winter, the days are getting longer and sunnier, giving us a glimpse of warm days to come.

Not only does this make us shed the heavy layers of our wardrobe, but it also inspires us to lighten up our decor at home.

"I think a lot of us get an itch toward the end of a long dark winter to see some colour and life," said Tracy Wharton, owner and principal designer of Dovecote Design Studio in Calgary.


May 13, 2015 | Nolan Matthias

Spring cleaning for your finances

Time to tidy up your portfolio

nolanWith spring in full swing, Calgarians are noticeably starting their annual spring-cleaning.

Yards are being tidied and garage sale signs litter street corners.

Yet, many don't realize now is an opportune time to reassess winter's finances and do a financial spring cleanup.

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