Category: Cleaning Services

It's Summer — Take the Steps to Enjoy Your Vacation Home

Some call it a cottage. To others, it’s a cabin. It’s your vacation home and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to open it for the season. Unlike your primary residence, your vacation home doesn’t receive your year-round care and attention.  It’s important to follow some steps to make sure your...

/ June 16, 2011

Writing a Review Can Be Very Rewarding

Review writers on HomeStars help others in their community make the right decision when it comes to home contracting, but this isn’t the only way you can give back (or get a little something) when you write a review.  There are currently several charitable promotions available in communities across Canada...

/ May 23, 2011

Infusing natural light into your home

Of the three types of lighting (ambient or general, task, and accent) ambient, particularly when it’s natural light, truly makes the most of your living and work space. Ideally, the best way to get natural light throughout the day would be to have a rotating home. Villa Girasole is an...

/ May 11, 2011

Changing spaces

This year I have taken spring cleaning to new and unprecedented levels, and have taken on  repainting some areas in my home. I work from home, and my old office space was very small with no natural light. I began to feel as though I was working in a cave,...

/ May 2, 2011

Win $100 in Spring Cleaning

Do these photos make you cringe? Don’t fret! You can win a $100 Spring Cleaning gift certificate just by writing a review! Visit HomeStars.com/SpringIntoIt to get started. The contest ends on April 28, 2011 11:59pm EST and there is no limit to how many times you can enter. Just make...

/ April 20, 2011

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. ...

/ 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