41 Eco-Friendly Tips to Create An Eco-Friendly Home

Even if it's something that you've never done, it can be easy being green and giving the plant a helping hand by making one simple change at a time.


And there's a big bonus: These small lifestyle changes can often save you money, too.


In many ways, the environmental movement isn’t about adding things to one’s life; it’s about simplifying our actions, cutting out middlemen, thinking economically, and being more hands-on—and that usually means extra change in your pocket!Put some (or all!) of these easy tips into practice to be friendlier to the planet and your wallet.

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Help Around the Home: June

Summer is finally here! Get smart tips to keep your home, yard and hardscaping in shape for the warm months ahead.

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Places to Eat in Barrie: The Farmhouse

The service, atmosphere and food are outstanding!”

~ Sal N


Located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, in Barrie Ontario, The Farmhouse Restaurant is the ultimate spot for a romantic dinner for two, family gathering, corporate event or wedding.


Owners CityLine Chef Randy Feltis and his wife Sarah showcase their love for rustic, farm fresh ingredients and events big and small. 


To see their menu and find out what all the fuss is about, please click here.


Help Around the Home: May

Warm weather is finally here! Use our best tips for keeping your house cool and organized for the upcoming summer, plus: learn how to turn your backyard into a retreat.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Getting Organized this Spring

Spring cleaning may get more of the hype, but I would argue that spring organizing is even more important. When your belongings are neat and tidy, your home feels cleaner and more inviting, and daily life is easier and more pleasant. If you’ve got the spring cleaning bug, don’t stop there. Take advantage of your motivation and devote a weekend (or two) to clearing out clutter and getting organized.

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Help Around the Home: April

No doubt you're ready to give your home a thorough spring cleaning. Get your house and yard in tip-top shape with just one chore a day.

Get the calendar here.


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Barrie Ranks As One Of The Canadian Cities That Offer The Best Weather?

Weather can be a matter of taste.

Some like it hot, some are only happy when it rains, and some really mean it when they sing “let it snow!”

So this list takes a balanced approach: the rankings favour a pleasant mix of sunshine, moderate warmth, and occasional precipitation, while censuring extreme rainfallsnowfall, heat, and cold.

And you guessed it...our beautiful city made the list.

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What Does It Cost To Move?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, many people consider the cost of the actual movers, but little else about the moving process.

According to Todd Guergis, sales representative with The Barrie Home Team, there are a number of costs that people should be prepared for.



Places to Eat in Barrie: Shirley's Bayside Grille
Had the pleasure of dining for the first time at Shirley's recently. Fabulous dining experience!! From the attentive service, beautiful atmosphere and throughout the mouth watering meal, it was truly the best dining experience we've encountered in a long time. Can't wait to go back!
~ Laura H.

Shirley's Bayside Grille. Great Food, Exquisite Atmosphere. Waterfront Bistro.


Being committed to providing the best casual fine dining on Barrie’s waterfront, Shirley’s believes that their customers deserve the very best experience possible (and their professional, friendly and courteous staff delivers on this promise).

On top of their great food, they also offer live entertainment on Friday nights all year round.

For a full menu and list of events, click here.
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