Category: Cleaning Services

The Tool Box for April 15, 2011

This is a regular blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line “Tool Box” to inbound AT homestars DOT com, or Tweet it to...

/ April 15, 2011

Earth Day & Every Day Tips to Go Green In Your Home

Did you know April is Earth Month and we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd? Earth Day was first held in the US on April 22, 1970 with the intent to bring attention and awareness to the earth’s natural environment and resources. The first Earth Day Canada was held in...

/ April 12, 2011

Spring Cleaning – Tips and Tricks

Aaaah…Spring is truly in the air. Spring brings with it a feeling of renewal, a need to refresh. Perhaps this is our way of  adapting to our surroundings, and truly appreciating that airy feeling that comes with the new season. Spring cleaning is an age old custom primarily in places with cold winters.  So,...

/ April 1, 2011

Forum Code of Conduct

Of all the great resources and features we have on this site, one of the most popular is the forum area. If you’re not familiar with it, you can get to it by clicking on this link, or click on the “Forum” tab in the header of any HomeStars page....

/ March 30, 2011

Homestars 1st Annual Best of Home Awards in Edmonton

Homestars recognized Edmonton’s Best Of Homestars on Wednesday, March 23rd.  The event was held at the Strathcona Rack, and a great group came out for some food and drinks, and to recognize the winners! These companies made the list of Best of 2010 based on the ratings and reviews from the homeowners that...

/ March 26, 2011

Bowling for the Canadian Cancer Society

One of the things we are most passionate about here at HomeStars is our support of local charities. We find that an even greater community synergy is achieved when we can partner with one of our member companies for a good cause. With that, we are thrilled to help Paul...

/ January 19, 2011
Deck and Arbor

Say Good Riddance to Clutter

TV shows such as A&E’s Hoarders and TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive have put a face to a very real problem…keeping too much stuff. Unlike the folks highlighted on these shows, for most accumulating clutter (described by George Carlin as “Stuff”) and being able to manage it is part of the human experience. It...

/ January 14, 2011
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by Mooza Wood Arts

Kitchen Trend 2010 & Predictions for 2011

Awhile back I started sorting through reviews on kitchens to find our favorite kitchens of 2010. While looking through reviews and photos (one of the best parts of this job is checking out some of the gorgeous renovation pictures homeowners add to their reviews) I was surprised by how similar...

/ November 4, 2010
The finished basement by The Home Improvement People

Do you Want a Green Cleaner That Actually Cleans? Pink Solution Is It…

I had a call from Darren Olson a few weeks ago telling me about the best cleaner since sliced bread, called Pink Solution. Since Darren’s wife is the owner of Toronto’s top rated Cleaning company [Maret’s Quality  Home Cleaning Services] – I knew this product had passed the muster of...

/ August 13, 2009
Small living room with bright shots of colour. Photo via Freshome.com

A Winter Tune-up Treatise

One of the great joys of living in Canada is the change of seasons. Autumn's colors and crispness will soon be making way for winter's exciting first snowfall. Of course, one of the great burdens of living in Canada is the extreme conditions we ask ourselves and our houses to...

/ October 28, 2008