• How To Beat The Winter Blues At Work

    Nov 21, 2019

    As the weather gets colder, it’s hard for some of us to maintain a happy mindset. Timbercreek Communities has five suggestions for how to boost your mood at work this winter season and beat the winter blues.

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    Book Your Meetings In The Brightest Board Room Or Go To A Coffee Shop

    Spending an entire day in the office with very little light can be tough -- especially when days are already short. To boost your mood, try to book your meetings in board rooms that have natural light. If that’s not an option, choose the brightest room. Another little hack would be to go to a nearby cafe. It’s probably brighter and it’s a change of scenery.

    Invest in a sun lamp

    Not getting enough sunlight can impact your health in negative ways. In winter, one of the best things you can do is invest in a sun lamp. They are known to boost your mood, focus and overall health. You can purchase them online and in places like Walmart. Another tip would be to use the light in the mornings to mimick the sun’s natural cycle.

    Introduce plants to your desk

    When in doubt, buy some plants. They seem to be the answer to everything! Not only are they visually appealing, but plants help to freshen up the air by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. It’s also been proven that seeing greenery reminds us of nature, therefore making us feel more calm and at peace. So what are you waiting for? Grab a few plants for your office!

    Keep Your Desk Free Of Clutter And Add Pops Of Colour

    If you want to beat the winter blues, declutter your desk and personalize your space. A neat space will make you feel calm, instead of a messy space which can make you feel very anxious. Put up pictures of friends, a travel calendar or beautiful landscape photography. Images of nature, much like a plant at your desk, can be very soothing and boost your overall happiness.

    Warm Up With A Workout 

    Another great way to boost your mood is to incorporate mini workouts into your daily routine. This could mean that instead of sending an email to your coworker, you walk over to their desk instead. Take the stairs as often as you can, and go for a walk on your lunch break. Set an alarm to do a few stretching exercises every 30 minutes, or take a quick walk to the washroom just to stretch your legs.

    Winters can be long, dark and a bit depressing, but these hacks from Timbercreek are very helpful when it comes to beating the winter blues. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Top Tips For Decorating On A Student Budget

    Nov 14, 2019

    Buying decor for your apartment can be expensive and less than ideal for someone on a student budget. Before you start shopping, check out these tips from Timbercreek Communities on how you can decorate your place without breaking the bank.

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    Can’t Go Wrong With Ikea Furniture

    When it comes to stylish furniture and décor at affordable prices, you can always count on Ikea. You can find everything you need there -- from bathroom and kitchen supplies to bed frames and wall décor. It’s a great one-stop shop and you don’t have to spend a fortune. You can get a new couch for $429 or a bed frame for $129. Also, if you’re stuck and not sure how you want to decorate your place, you can also get a lot of inspiration just by walking through Ikea.

    Repurpose Furniture

    Whether you’re on a super tight budget or just feeling creative, repurposing hand-me-down furniture is always a good idea. A simple but great project to try is painting an old piece of furniture. By choosing a new colour to match your existing décor you can transform the piece. You'll also give that piece of furniture a second life. For example, you can take an old dresser and make it into a beautiful kitchen island with lots of space for plates and utensils, or make the dresser into a chic, new-and-improved entertainment centre where you can put your TV and speakers.

    Get Creative And Organized 

    Save yourself the stress of living in a mess by organizing your apartment and getting rid of stuff you don’t use or need. For wardrobe storage, get drawer dividers to organize your stuff. Add a hook board to your door where you can hang your favourite jackets and hats. Don’t forget to use the space under your bed, or consider purchasing a bed frame with drawers

    Temporary Wallpaper and Flooring

    Instead of expensive hardwood flooring, look into temporary solutions like vinyl flooring.

    You can get also get really creative with wallpaper, which is affordable and looks great! It’s a really simple way to give any room in your apartment a mini-makeover without having to spend too much money. 

     

    With these awesome decorating and budget-saving tips, your apartment decor will be ready in no time, thanks to Timbercreek! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • How To Make Your Apartment More Dog-Friendly

    Nov 12, 2019

    Most dogs can do just fine in a small apartment -- especially if they get enough exercise. But making your place dog-friendly will make both of your lives easier. Timbercreek Communities has a list of helpful suggestions for making your apartment an oasis for you and your pooch.

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    Doggy Nook

    Set up a special corner for your dog in your apartment. This will be their place to sleep, rest and chew on their favourite bone. Make it extra cozy with a soft dog bed and a few plush toys. You can also use this nook to store your dog’s toys. Find a nice basket or two that matches your home decor and use them for storage as well as a decorative piece.

    Leave Something For Them While You’re Away

    Our puppies can get attached to us and sometimes leaving them in the house can make them anxious. This can lead to chewed up furniture and a big mess. You can avoid this by leaving them with a bone to chew on. It will keep them entertained for some time. Leaving the radio on can help as well. This will trick them into thinking someone is at home and generally help with loneliness.

    Consistent Bathroom Schedule

    Another important thing to consider is having a consistent potty schedule. They will know exactly when they get to go outside, preventing them from having an accident indoors -- especially on your new rug. Walk time is the perfect opportunity for your pup to run around, burn off energy and relax when you get home.

    Choose Machine-Washable Furniture

    The truth is, when you have a dog you can’t afford to have expensive furniture. Avoid leather, high quality wood and white or light colours -- unless, you want to invest in sofa covers. There are some nice options available which are machine-washable. This is key since you might need to wash them often. You might also want to consider machine-washable pillows, blankets and easy-to-wash rugs.

    Get A Good Vacuum Cleaner

    A good vacuum cleaner can be a lifesaver -- especially if you have a dog that sheds. Cleaning will be much easier and less stressful, which means you probably won’t mind vacuuming more frequently. Your place will be sparkling clean and perfect for you and your dog to enjoy.

    We hope you can create a perfect, pet-friendly apartment with these suggestions from Timbercreek! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Property Highlight - Les Tours d'Auteuil

    Nov 07, 2019

    Les Tours d'Auteuil (2166 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest) is the ideal property for anyone looking to be in the centre of Montreal. It's perfect for those in search of convenience, comfort and a great location.

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    Your Home

    Located in Shaughnessy Village, this beautiful high-rise building has something for everyone. Enjoy spacious suites with large living areas, bedrooms, baths and plenty of storage. The building offers on-site management, parking, laundry facilities and it’s pet friendly!

    Your Neighbourhood

    Les Tours d'Auteuil is located in downtown Montreal, in Shaughnessy Village, which is part of the Ville-Marie borough. Here you’ll find Concordia University, Dawson and Lasalle Colleges and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. 

    If you enjoy being close to transit, you’ll be happy to know that the building is close to Atwater and Guy-Concordia Metro stations. 

    If you enjoy a vibrant neighbourhood,  look no further. There’s a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby including Café Shaughnessy, Restaurany Mon Ami and Cock N’ Bull Pub. No matter where you want to go, Les Tours d'Auteuil is a great, eclectic neighbourhood that’s close to everything. If you’re looking for a nearby grocery store there are several located within a 5-minute walk from home including Supermarché PA du Fort. You’re also less than a 15-minute drive from Mont-Royal and a few other parks, such as Cabot Square and Summit Woods.

    So what are you waiting for? Be sure to check out Les Tours d'Auteuil! For more information, please visit our website or call 587.355.9273 to request a viewing appointment.

  • Budget-Friendly Closet Staples For Young Professionals

    Nov 04, 2019

    When it comes to looking fashionable and professional, all you really need is a few great staple pieces in your closet. Timbercreek Communities has four budget-friendly closet staples that every young professional should own.

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    Black Suit

    A black suit will never go out of style and that’s something to look for when it comes to staple items. Because it’s a classic piece and you're less likely to get tired of it quickly, you should consider a black suit that’s higher quality. It will last longer and it usually sits better on the body. The nice thing about a black suit is that you can wear the two pieces as separates and make your outfit look more casual without the jacket.

    White Or Cream blouse

    A simple but well-made blouse should be in everyone’s closet. It looks good with anything including trousers, jeans or skirts. Looking professional and chic is effortless with a white or cream blouse. You can change up your look by simply adding a piece of jewellery, a scarf or even just by tucking the blouse in or out.

    A Striped Shirt

    If you don’t already own one, buy yourself a striped shirt. It’s a nice change from a solid-colour top and it can be dressed up or down. Wear it with black dress pants underneath a denim or leather jacket, or tucked into a pencil skirt. No matter which way you go, it always looks great. If you’re worried about wearing horizontal stripes, pick a darker colour or thinner stripes.

    Black Pumps And Professional Flats

    When it comes to shoes, there are two things that should be in your closet: black pumps and flats. Why? Black heels go with everything and you never know when you’ll need them. Whether it’s for a formal event or an interview, they are good to have. Plus you don’t have to spend a fortune to own some. Professional flats are amazing because you can dress them up or down. They are appropriate for any occasion and they are comfortable enough to wear every day, all day.

    Large Structured Handbag

    If you could only own one purse to meet all your needs, it should be a well-structured handbag. They are stylish, versatile and perfect if you have to transition from the office to a dinner party. They also never really go out of style -- which is perfect when it comes to staple fashion items. You can tote your iPad, laptop and makeup bag in one bag without having to worry about squeezing everything in it.

    Happy shopping from Timbercreek! We hope you put together a killer wardrobe with these fashion staples! To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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