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Prepare in advance for airport screening
(NC)—Are you all set for your March Break vacation? It's a much anticipated time of year and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority provides tips to help you get to your destination as quick and easily as possible. Knowing the ins and outs of security screening will ensure that your airport experience is free from stress and delays.
At the beginning of the screening, have your boarding pass ready to present to the screening...
Make airport security a breeze
(NC)—Waiting in long lines at airport security isn't the best way to start your summer getaway – and neither is an official request to leave behind your sunscreen, shampoo or expensive perfume. Instead, take a look at a few simple steps to get you through airport security as easy as possible:
Most personal care and beauty products are allowed in carry-on baggage provided they are in containers of less than 100 ml or 3.4...
Switch off the heater and still stay warm
(NC)—During the notorious Canadian winter, January and February are usually regarded as the coldest months. This year is no exception with biting wind chill and snow sweeping across the country. It can be hard for homeowners to bear the cold weather, however it is possible to avoid excessive heating bills with good choices of insulation materials. Industry specialists suggest an effective and efficient heating system requires a solid air...
Organize your home in one minute, one hour or one day
(NC)—You might not think you have time to get organized, but if you break down your tasks into smaller projects, your home can be clean and clutter-free. Canadian Tire offers the following organization ideas that can be done in one minute, one hour or one day.
Throw out old magazines and newspapers
Make your bed
Hang up clothes
Clean out the junk drawer
Remove trash from your car
Tips to avoid being “bumped”
(NC)—Air carriers often overbook flights (confirm more seats than are available) which means you could get “bumped”—a commonly used term for being denied boarding due to overbooking.
When this happens, an air carrier must first ask for volunteers willing to take another flight. If there are not enough volunteers, you may be bumped based on the boarding priorities set out in a carrier's tariff (the contract between...
Fall back to smart home safety
(NC)—As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide safety tips:
You have less than three minutes to escape a fire. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential.
Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed.
Ensure all smoke alarms...
Beautify your home even on a tight budget
(NC)—The folks at Comfort Inn and Quality hotels aren't just experts on stretching a travel budget, they're also pros at interior decorating without damaging the wallet. Take a look at these useful tips for your own home:
Update your finishes: Replace dated hardware on kitchen cabinets and furniture and install baseboards and crown molding made from MDF instead of natural wood to add the look of luxury for less.
Burglar-proof your home before going on vacation
(NC)—Rest easy on your next vacation knowing your home is safe from intruders with these tips from the travel experts at Econo Lodge hotels:
Zip your lips: As tempted as you are to spread the news that you're heading off on a well-deserved vacation, the whole world doesn't need to know your house will be empty for an extended period of time. Keep the news off Facebook, Twitter and any other social networking site.