Container planting on apartment balconies

Container Gardening on Apartment Balconies

When it comes to gardening, whether it be a plot of land or a small container, a successful harvest depends on the type of soil you use, moisture and sunlight. At Abbotsford Apartments we want you to have a pleasant outdoor space, but please remember these rules for apartment balconies. Rules for Enjoying Apartment Balconies: […]

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Unwanted Noise in Your Apartment

Dealing with Unwanted Noise in Apartment Living

Apartment living means there are people all around us. You never have to be lonely, but we all share in the responsibility of not creating unwanted or excessive noise. What is an acceptable amount of noise? Being in such close quarters, we do hear each other’s voices in the hallway, footsteps, the elevator, the laundry […]

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Why do I need Renter’s Insurance?

Submitted by Fraser at Lyle Insurance: Renter’s insurance, tenant insurance, content insurance, whatever term you use, insuring yourself and your contents from a major financial loss is very important.   The evening news is regularly filled with reports of apartment fires that force dozens of people into the street with little else but the […]

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Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires

Prevent Kitchen Fires this Christmas

Grease and fat fires are a leading cause of home fires in Canada. Please use extra care when cooking in the kitchen during the holiday season. Place an open box of baking soda by the stove as a precaution. Here’s what to do if grease in a pot or pan catches fire: Smother the flames […]

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Happy Holidays from Abbotsford Apartments By-Barbara-Krawcowicz-Flickr

Decorating Safely for the Holidays

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe this season with a little safety knowledge from the Canada Safety Council.  Decorations *  Choose decorations that are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive. *  Avoid using angel hair (glass wool) together with spray-on snowflakes. Highly combustible! Lights *  Use only indoor lights for indoors which are Canadian Standards Association […]

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What to do when the Fire Alarm Sounds

Fire! No matter what time of year, please find the nearest emergency exit in your apartment. When the fire alarm sounds, get out of the building immediately through your nearest emergency exit. Do not gather your belongings or move your car, as delays spell danger for you and your neighbours. Remember: * Never use the […]

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Ranka Burzan tips on organizing and downsizing your lifestyle.

Living Well: The Price of Procrastination

Procrastination is probably the most unproductive habit known to mankind. It stifles your personal growth, drains your bank account, robs your children of a better life and limits your choices in life. Yet, 95% of us procrastinate! Most procrastination is caused by fear, lack of certain skills or lack of motivation. Fearing the unknown is […]

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Tracycakes' Christmas Butter Tarts turn out beautifully

Tracycakes’ Christmas Butter Tarts

1 c brown sugar 1/3 c butter, melted 1 c raisins, craisins or currants 1 egg ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla ½ c walnuts or pecans 1/3 c creamo 12 tart shells (follow directions on package to prepare) Boil water and place raisins (or other) in bowl and pour boiling water over. Let sit […]

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bartsblackbeansoup abbotsford apartments vegetarian recipe

Bart’s Black Bean Soup

For the Vegetarian at Christmas Black beans are some of the most protein-packed food available. Here’s a delicious, festive soup that you can prepare in the microwave!   Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth 3/4 cup chunky salsa 1/2 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained Dash hot […]

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Ranka Burzan tips on organizing and downsizing your lifestyle.

10 Tips to Downsize and Simplify Your Lifestyle

1. Know Your Authentic Life Get to know the real you and what’s important to you. When you choose to live the life that is a reflection of your values, you will have more joy, less stress and a sense of personal accomplishment. 2. Choose Your Beliefs Positive beliefs contribute to positive behaviours; negative beliefs […]

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