5 Short-Term Rental Guidelines for All Landlords (Or Property Owners)

Let’s be honest: it can be too expensive to live in the city under today’s conditions. Rising property taxes, rising energy costs, rising home values. At the end of the month, what’s left in your pocketbook? Not much, except just more bills, receipts and notices. This is why so many homeowners and landlords are taking advantage of short-term rentals.

Despite the government clamping down on the latest housing trend, it still remains popular for both property owners and tenants. It is convenient for homeowners and affordable for tenants. That said, it is imperative to protect yourself, your property and your investment when you decide to take on a short-term rental. You want the right tenants, you want everything to remain in great condition and you want to ensure you have a superb reputation.

Here are five short-term rental tips for all property owners and landlords:

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Career In Crisis: 5 Workplace Issues That Require an Employment Lawyer

An employment lawyer can be an important expert ally on your side in challenging moments within your career. But few people have a clear understanding on the role of an employment lawyer within the marketplace, and so in this latest post we’ll clarify the subject. Let’s look at several situations in which you should consider hiring an employment lawyer.

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The Model Employee: 6 Tips to Pick a Gift for Your Boss

Finding the right gift for your boss is never an easy task, especially if you work in a stuffy, corporate environment. Gifts to your boss act as a gesture of appreciation and acknowledgment for your faithful team leader. Unfortunately, no matter how polite your boss is, the gesture just isn’t the same when you gift your boss a jar of stale nuts or a rotation of goofy ties.

Picking a gift for your boss can be intimidating, however, there are a few simple steps you can take to make the process easier. This blog post takes a look at six different tips to help you pick out the perfect gift for your boss.

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Settling Down: 4 Important Activities After You’ve Moved

Moving is always a stressful time with so many things to plan and do, even if you are moving locally. You could be moving to a nearby town but it still requires a lot of work. However, when you plan things properly and in an organized way, it can definitely reduce a lot of stress for everyone, especially if you have a family with children.

You want to make sure everything goes smoothly and that you don’t skip a beat the moment you get to the new place. Here are some things you really need to do so that you and your family get back into a normal routine as soon as possible.

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4 Recycling Initiatives to Introduce to Your Company

As a company you want to be eco-friendly and recognized for taking initiative to do your part for the environment and one of the best and easiest ways to achieve this is by recycling. While you cannot force your staff to recycle all suitable materials, you can make it easier by purchasing recycling stations and setting them up throughout the workplace.

Recycling stations look like garbage bins but are divided into streams according to material that can be recycled. Below are benefits to using recycling stations and reasons why you should consider them for your company.

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5 Tips to Improve Gift Wrapping Your Packages

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be a great idea to talk about gift wrapping. To some, it is a hobby, and to others it is an art. To most, however, it is a true challenge every year. Whether you are wrapping a birthday present, giving a cherished loved one a present just because, or fulfilling those pesky office obligations during special occasions, gift wrapping is a useful skill to have in your wheelhouse. Let’s take a look at some useful tips to use on your next wrapping project.

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How to Cook the Best Pizza: The 8 Delights of Pizza Ovens

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to cook pizza in a beautiful pizza oven? Pizza ovens can have many advantages that domestic ovens don’t have.

Here are 8 reasons why cooking pizza in a pizza oven is amazing, and will make you wish you had one in your backyard.

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A Clean Record: 5 Tips to Lower Your Auto Insurance Premiums

Like most drivers out there, you are probably overpaying for auto insurance. You work hard to be a responsible, accident-free, ticket-free driver but your premiums remain high or they even increase on occasion. The insurance market is saturated with many insurance companies so the good news is you can always shop around for favourable auto insurance quotes.

Before you start to explore your different options and hastily re-sign with your current company or with a new one that does not give you the best possible quote, below are 5 steps you can take to lower your auto insurance and receive a quote you deserve and that fits your budget.

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Beware of Contracts: 5 Employment Law Tips Your Startup Needs to Know

No company is immune from employment law. Whether you’re a startup of a few or a corporation of a few thousand, every business needs to be well equipped to handle the law.

In recent years, employment law, especially in the province of Ontario, has slanted towards the employee’s favour. It can be extremely difficult for a company to successfully fight accusations or complaints that a business has violated a particular labour code.

When you’re a startup, however, it can be a tad harder to combat the government. You have finite resources and a smaller budget than a much larger company.

To avoid litigation in the future, you need to have an arsenal of information and possibly the help of an employment lawyer. This information can help you stay within the confines of the law as well as ensure you can operate your business without having to make considerable sacrifices.

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Don’t Let the Sugar Bugs Bite: 4 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

As children get their teeth, it is important to develop healthy oral hygiene habits to prevent issues such as cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease down the road. While most children tend to be reluctant to receive assistance in everyday activities due to their desire to be capable and independent, helping them take care of their teeth when they are young is definitely important to ensure that they are made aware of how important oral hygiene is and that they are doing it correctly.

Here are a few ways you can assist your child in maintaining healthy teeth.

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