Staying At Home

stay_at_homeLike you, lately we are all using our homes more than we ever have. We are needing to find ways to creatively use the same space for different activities with our families is key to surviving the #stayathome movement. Whether it's you and a roommate, or you have a family with multiple pets and children, here are our best tips and tricks in how we are achieving success in our homes. We would love to hear from you on how you are doing the same!

Found 8 blog entries about Staying At Home.

dog_friendly_places_in_calgaryIn part 1 of our #stayingathome series, we discussed New Puppy Training. Now that you have some tips to help you on your journey with a new pup, let's get to the fun part! Here in Calgary, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to take your growing pup to.

Where are good places to visit in Calgary with a new puppy?

  1. Nose Hill Park - on top of the hill is a large off-leash area that is plenty big enough for a young pup to explore. This one is mostly grass, brush, and dirt.
  2. Bowmont Park Off-Leash Area - near the river, this fenced park is great if you live in the NW. Though some parts of the fence no longer meet the ground, so keep a close eye on your pup at the south end of the park
  3. Edworthy Off-Leash Park - Here is where you can take your
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new_puppy_trainingThinking its time to invite one of these fluffy friends into your home? Let's be honest, the kids are off of school for months. It could be a great time for them to train and bond the new little family member. In the last 6 weeks, 4 of the families on our team, all welcomed new four-legged family members into their home, some adopted and some are new puppies. 

Let's explore what a new puppy involves and share some resources for you to use along the way!

A New Puppy Routine

Just a few weeks ago, I, Jessi, welcomed a new member to our family. A rambunctious and wild, but soft and cuddly, 9-week old pup. The first few days were a whirlwind of chaos. The little furball nipped and chomped at everything and everyone she touched. She made messes

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interior_design_ideasWe’ve been spending a lot of time in our homes lately, and it’s the perfect opportunity to evaluate precisely what is working and what is not. A great home interior design considers the people that live in the space, their personality and how they use that space. In a season like we’re experiencing now, it’s wise not to make big decisions based on current circumstances. In essence, I mean, don’t spend all your money updating your office if you intend to go back to your regular office when things return to our new normal. Do, however, consider the present circumstance when you evaluate your budget for the projects that you want to take on. When you’re ready to start assessing your home and how you’d like to improve the look and functionality, consider

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cooking_with_kidsWritten by Rob Campbell
Growing up with a mom who loves to cook (and is damn good at it), it provided me with the initial taste of a skill that I would spend years honing in on. After high school, the first career I had was a professional chef. I spent a year at SAIT taking the course and five years more, furthering my skill and apprenticeship at private clubs and high-end restaurants in the city. And, although I no longer earn my living off of being a professional chef, it's a life-long skill I appreciate having and something I look forward to cooking with my kids as my mom did for me.

There is something to the statement about the kitchen being the centre of the home. It's the place where we come together to gather, whether it's a quick bowl of cereal

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15_quarantine_questionsAs we are all in isolation, it is good to have a check-in with a team member to make sure you are doing okay and have someone else there to help support you in your business but also to make sure you are keeping sane. Having these top 15 quarantine questions at hand can help you when talking to your children, friends, co-workers and even your spouse/partner.

Here at the Chamberlain Real Estate Group, we are actually partnering up with each other for a full week and have a daily call check-in with each other. By doing so, not only are we going to create stronger relationships with each other, but we are also not going to truly feel so isolated. We know we have someone to lean on when life gets too real some days.

Feel free to use some of these

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19_items_for_home_maintenanceAs many of us are now at home, we thought it would be an excellent idea for us to talk with one of our home inspectors about the top 19 Home Maintenance Items (get it... 19?... haha - hint COVID19) we can do to get our homes in tip-top shape for the summer months. Kyle Johnstone of A Buyers Choice Inspections put together this incredible list fo us to work off of, and we created this pdf for you to download and use as your checklist. All the descriptions of what to do are below.

  1. Roof – After the winter months, it is a good idea to take a look at your roof to look for any significant damage. You do not need to climb on your roof for this. Simply get a far enough away and have a look, use binoculars if you have them or even a camera with a good zoom.
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home_gym_ideasWritten by Erin DuPont

As someone who prefers the socializing aspect of working out as much as the physical and mental gains, I am not one to regularly use our home gym. My husband is a fitness fanatic, and it was his #1 request when we built our home, so we needed to come up with some creative home gym ideas

 

After we built our home, I did find the home gym extremely useful on those freezing January mornings. You know the type of days when it is much easier to put on your sneakers and head to the basement instead of brushing the snow off your car as you’re all bundled up on your way to Antarctica just to peel off layers at the gym and sweat it out in a hot room with 30 other people... Yeah, on that kind of day, I would stay home and found the

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home_office_ideasWhether you are working from home for the foreseeable future or simply keeping your distance, having your home office set up the best way you can is critical to your success. Here are some great home office ideas and ways that you can get the most productivity and creativity out of whatever space you have to work with.

Is it hard to work from home?

Working from home can be challenging for the best of us, especially if the family or others are home with you, let alone having movies, snacks, musical instruments or anything else that can distract you within arms reach. Having a dedicated space that you know you can work from is key. With all the technology at our fingertips from our phones, tablets and laptops, it's easy to think that curling up in a

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