Looking to add some fresh air indoors this winter? Visit your local gardening centre to add one of these detoxification powerhouses to your home.
Lady Palm: Durable, and naturally resistant to insects, this plant can grow 14 feet if given room. Highly adaptable to most indoor environments, this plant is a good choice for a beginner.
Bamboo Palm: Scoring high in it’s ability to remove formaldehyde and benzene, two commonly found toxins in the home, bamboo palms are a perfect choice for a room that is bright and sunny.
Areca Palm: This plant can grow over 10 feet tall and emits water vapour, a bonus for dry homes.
Rubber Plant: If a room in your house gets a little cold, this may be the best plant for you. Tolerating temperatures as low as 5 degrees, rubber plants can also be placed in areas with low sunlight. Be sure to wear gloves when you are pruning, as the sap can irritate your skin.
Are you thinking about purchasing home fitness equipment? Owning your own treadmill, exercise bike, or rowing machine can save you a lot of time and money compared to joining a fitness club. However, selecting the right equipment can be a challenge. Here are some tips:
- Try it first. Ask your home fitness equipment dealer to let you do a few minutes of exercise on the machine you’re considering. Most will agree. Be suspicious if they don’t.
- Ask around. Staff at local fitness clubs know the best equipment. Ask them for recommendations. Also ask friends and colleagues.
- Read on-line reviews. Type the name and model of the fitness machine you’re considering into Google along with the word “reviews”. Chances are you’ll find several websites that contain candid customer comments, complaints and testimonials.
- Make sure it fits. Home fitness equipment can take up a lot of space. Make sure the one you select fits in the room you have in mind. Pay particular attention to the ceiling height. You don’t want to hit your head while working out on your stair climber!
Royal LePage held a social media contest for it’s Realtors, to post fun photos with the Canada’s Real Estate Company signs on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Beth and I decided to do a ‘photo shoot’ around town for contest entries and posted them on our facebook business pages. We had SO much fun and ended up with some great photos!