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Why Having A Clean Garage Is Important

Our garage is one part of the home that at some point, everyone has vowed to keep clean and organized. It also has a tendency to become the homes storage centre. As many of us can probably attest, it’s not uncommon to see cars parked in the driveway due to a cluttered garage filled with yard tools, bikes, toys etc. What many don’t realize is that an organized garage will not only look great, but it can help the resale value of your home down the road, should you choose to sell.

While organizing a garage will take some time and effort, it can be easily achieved with some quick fixes.  If you were ever thinking about having a garage sale, now might be the perfect time.  After all, they’re called “garage sales” for a reason.

The first recommendation would be to familiarize yourself with what exactly is in your garage.  Do you need the old newspapers in boxes from your last move?  Have the kids grown out of those bikes?  Will you ever use they dusty table saw in the back corner? Once you establish what it is you want to purge and what is you want to keep, you will be able to move on to the next step; organization.

Try to group your items into categories like: toys, seasonal, lawn care, automotive etc.  Once that has been established, you can decide how you want it organized.  Stores like Walmart, Home Depot and Canadian Tire offer many different storage products that are not only affordable, but customizable.  Consider placing shelving along the ceiling of the garage to open up floor space for your vehicles.  Storage bins are also a great idea. Consider defining a garbage and recycling area that is convenient and out of the way.  If you really want to take organization to the next level, consider a label maker so that you know exactly what everything is and where it is.

If during your clean-up you find that you have hazardous materials such as old paint cans, car batteries etc. that you need to dispose of, please visit the City of Burlington’s website at https://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/garbage-and-recycling.asp to find out where and how to properly get rid of such materials.

When all is said and done, you will not only find your garage more accessible – when you’re ready to sell, it’s one last task you’ll be facing.

Alton Village West – Burlington’s New Development

The new master planned community, Alton Village West, is coming to the beautiful Burlington, Ontario! During the initial home development proposal the builder, Sundial Homes, has received an overwhelming amount of positive responses.

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Basically, the new development is located north of Dundas St and west of Walker’s Line. The community will be designed around the natural areas like the parks, pond and creek. It’ll definitely be a designer community, and lots of focus will be on the greenfield, nature, etc.

The exact completion of phase I is yet to be known but the sales have already started at the beginning of April 2016. You can register at builder’s website for more info and next steps. Consider getting a buyer’s agent first.

Living in one of Burlington’s most charming neighborhoods, will be grand and comfortable! With the offered 31′ and 36′ single detached, two story, modern, Victorian style homes, there is plenty of space to live and entertain!

Contact Lori VanDinther to help you make the right moves when selecting, negotiating and buying your home in Burlington’s Alton Village West. Having a buyer’s agent to represent you at the sales center is key when buying these kind of homes!

Alton Village West

The best parks in Burlington, Ontario

Active life is a happy life! Going to a park for a nice walk/run/jog, or playing organized sports with your friends is awesome. It keeps us in shape, gives us natural air and sun.. what else could be better.

Central Park (City of Burlington)

Central Park (City of Burlington)

One of the benefits of living in Burlington is all the awesome parks it has. Burlington residents love being active and support the lifestyle. That is why the city has always kept up with the park maintenance and expansion.

One of the newer parks is the City View park located up on Dundas St (Highway 5) just past Brant Street going towards Waterdown. It features tons of trails, lots of free parking space, 3 soccer fields, children’s playground area. Beautiful scenery from there, you can see the entire city and Lake Ontario.

Here are top 10 free parks in Burlington (not listed in any order):

  1. Nelson park
  2. Paletta Lakefront park
  3. Spencer Smith park
  4. Burloak Waterfront park
  5. Beachway park
  6. LaSalle park
  7. Hidden Valley park
  8. City View park
  9. Central park
  10. Lowville park

We’ve created a custom map that shows all the free parks (red) and the ones where you have to pay admission parks (blue).

What is your favourite park or a nature spot in Burlington?