Seeing Vancouver BC – Free

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Summer is the best time to visit Vancouver.  It’s sunny (usually), warm (usually), and there’s lots of free events and attractions to take advantage of.  Even though I live here, I still do all the touristy things during the summer, especially if they are free.  Here are some of my favourites: GastownPhoto Credit: K. SyThe TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival marks the beginning...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Travel

Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

First yard sale of the year

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I’m a big fan of yard sales. I’ve picked up a lot of stuff for next to nothing and even more stuff for absolutely nothing. Brian and I went to the first sale of the year (that we knew about) this morning and. Walked away with a free deep frying “spider” skimmer. (PS – I had to look up what they were called.  If you didn’t know either, check it out.) Its awesome because I like to make...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Spring cleaning and the abundance of waste

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It’s spring cleaning time and I’m not too embarrassed to admit it – I’ve found a lot of cool stuff in the alley. Once, my ex and I found an IKEA coffee table in perfect condition, complete with all the screws and hardware in a Ziploc bag.  We dragged it home and replaced our hand-me-down from the 60s.  I’ve also found a cute side table , speaker stands, plant pots, kitchen items and boxes...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

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