Get Your Home Organized With These 4 Spring Cleaning Tips-Don of all Trades

 

It’s Time to Get Your Home Organized 

Spring is the time of year when everything in nature is changing and promising new life and new hope.  After the long, dark, winter months, spring is literally a breath of fresh air. It’s no wonder we get inspired to carry the freshness of this season into our homes. Spring cleaning is the perfect way to get organized and make your home as lovely as the season itself. Finding the right solution for organizing your home can make such a difference in the appearance and functionality of your home. Below are 4 organizing solutions that can help you clean, organize and rejuvenate you home.

SAY GOOD BYE TO CLUTTER

The decluttering process, for some people, can be on the most stressful first steps in the process organization because they are unsure of where to start and what to get rid of. RELAX AND BREATHE.  Just take it ONE ROOM at a time. There’s no need to worry about trying to get the entire house done it one day. It’s better to take your time and get it all done right then to rush through the process and to end up with unnecessary clutter in your home. This is one of the most important steps in getting organized because it will free up so much extra space in your home. So how do you decide of what to get rid of?  A good rule of thumb is to keep this in mind to go by is this :IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT AND YOU DON’T USE IT, THEN IT’S CLUTTER!  Don’t be afraid to get merciless with this process. The more you declutter the less you will have to clean and the more balanced both mentally and physically your life will be. Discarding and recycling unwanted items will give you so much more space to get neat and organized.

GET STORAGE SAVVY

One of the biggest reasons our homes get out of control with clutter is because we do not have designated places for all our items.  Giving your items a “home” is the best way to get organized and keep it that way. Choosing storage solutions like affordable plastic containers are fantastic because they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Wide flat containers are an excellent choice to be used for storing seasonal clothing under a bed. Stack containers in closets for storing shoes and accessories. Use smaller containers to organize the contents in drawers such as pens, note pads, small toys, etc.  Grab a few glass jars and chalk and you now have an adorable way to organize your kitchen pantry. Finally, use hooks wherever needed. Hooks are great in closets to house jewelry and are also perfect in laundry rooms for hanging brooms, mops and ironing boards.

NEVER UNDERVALUE THE POWER OF A SHELF

Consider adding shelves as this is a great way to provide storage in just about any room. Consider the option of using decorative shelving with hooks and pegs in your kitchen for storing mugs, pots and pans or cooking utensils. Add some shelving to a living room to make extra space for books, pictures and other decorative items. And don’t forget that closets could always use a little more space for storage. By simply adding shelving to closets, there is now a designated space to make room for those bulky sweaters, bags, shoes and other personal items.

GLITZ UP THE GARAGE

At times we get so caught up in looking after organizing the inside of the home at we neglect the outside like the garage for example. The garage doesn’t have to be a designated space for parking only. Putting in the time and effort to organize your garage will open up so much great valuable space for storage. Utilize the same concept of organizing the inside of your home for your garage space as well.  Decluttering, using labeled containers, and adding hooks and shelving can turn a garage into a perfectly organized storage space.  Use hooks for hanging jackets, bags, and muddy boots.

It’s time to get organized and there is no better time than spring.  If you follow these helpful tips, your home will feel as fresh as this beautiful spring weather.  You will be ready to sit back, sip some lemonade, and enjoy the season.

 

Have a question or need some assistance with your home improvement project? Get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or call us at 905-259-5249.

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Please donate to our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project!

Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donations make a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided with a place of safety, support and hope at Herizon House women’s shelter.

You can help improve the lives of abused women and children in the  community. Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca community page to find out how you can make a difference.

 

 

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Now that winter has come and gone and you’re like most of us who welcomes Spring with open arms, keep in mind that this is the perfect opportunity to consider getting your home ready for spring.

Enjoy some helpful tips below on how to get  your home ahead of the game as the warmer weather approaches.  Learn more…

 

 

 

 

Replacing Worn Weather Stripping  Around Doors

Drafts through your front doors don’t  seem as much of a problem in the summer months, but the truth is it can be.  If your weather strip allows a ¼” opening around a door, it’s like a hole in the wall that is 4” x 4”.  Drafts don’t seem as noticeable  the summer months  because the  air flows from cold to warm which is why it’s more noticeable in the winter season. Learn more…

Cleaning and Restoring a Weathered Deck

This weathered deck got a transformation into a beautiful and inviting living space again with some advanced preparation, repair work and an application of good quality deck stain to block the sun’s harmful rays and to protect the wood. Completing this deck with a professional finish. For this project we used a solid stain to hide any mismatching boards and  any imperfections.      Learn more…

 

 

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Affordable Home Improvement Tips

No matter how you look at it, making  home improvements is a costly endeavor.  The bottom line is when it comes to remodeling and renovating a home, homeowners are going to be spending thousands and thousands of dollars on contractors, specialists and more. The benefit of this is that you do make that money back in resale value although it can take some time to sell the home and get it suitable for new potential buyers.

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On a positive note, did you know that there are ways to improve your home  that do not require a home owner to spend thousands of dollars in initial investments or skilled labor that take a big Chunk of Change out of their wallet? Here are a few solutions that a you can do to improve their home for less than you might think.

REJUVENATE YOUR APPLIANCES WITH A FACE-LIFT

Buying brand new appliances is a great investment for a home, but it can also cost quite a bit of money. If you’re looking to spend less but still tie the room together, why not consider a face-lift? New doors and face panels on appliances can get them to match, bring the room together in a stylish way, and save you big bucks on the technical appliances while still allowing for a great look in the room and a definite upgrade in the home’s design.

SWITCH TO ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS

Energy efficient lighting fixtures and light bulbs are an affordable alternative that will go a long way in your home. Today, most homeowners are concerned about heating and electricity costs along with wanting to do their share to improve the impact on the environment.  Light fixtures that have earned the ENERGY STAR certification translate to quality, cutting edge design and the latest in efficient technology. ENERGY STAR Certified Fixtures: Use 90% less energy and produce about 70-90% less heat than traditional models using incandescent light bulbs. The most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Although they can initially cost more than traditional incandescent bulbs, during their lifetime they save you money, because they use less energy.

CABINETS AND DOORS ARE PARAMOUNT

In lieu of doing a complete kitchen remodel, homeowners can get quite a bit of use out of working through new doors and cabinets. This simple fix alone can go a long way to making the kitchen seem like a completely new and different room  without spending the big bucks on an entire kitchen remodeling job.

GET INSTANT CURB APPEAL

One of the best low-cost ways to inexpensively dress up your home-especially for potential buyers-is to increase your home’s curb appeal in a resourceful way. Hiring a professional landscaper to come by and re-design your lawn, patio and trees will help your home look cleaner, look better and more sleek. The better your home looks on the curb, the better chance you have of improving it at a lower cost to you and selling it a higher value-and you didn’t have to do anything major to the home.

SUMMARY

At the end of the day, there are ways to improve your home in a cheap and cost-efficient manner without breaking the bank. When you’re smart about where and how you improve your home, you may be surprised at how well you can sell it with minimal work being done, and your bank account and stress levels will thank you for it, too!

 

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Check out our blog and get more home improvements tips and advice at donofalltradesblog.wordpress.com or call Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services  at  905-259-5249 for a Free-In-Home Consultation in Durham Region today!

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Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided a place of safety, support and hope  at Herizon House women’s shelter.

You can help the lives of abused women and children in your community.

Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca Community Page to find more information on how you can give the gift of hope.

Hello Autumn-Your Complete Fall Home Maintenance Check List

Hello Autumn

Your Complete Fall Home’s  Maintenance  Check List

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Keep your home warm and running efficiently with our fall home maintenance checklist. It’s time to get your home ready for winter.

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. Keep your home warm and running efficiently with our fall home maintenance checklist. It’s time to get your home ready for winter.

Most of the tasks listed below are well with-in the average home owner’s ability. But if you decide on hiring a professional to take care of them, it’s worth the expense. You will save time, money and perhaps even your life.

Fall Home Maintenance Check-List

  • Roof Inspection
  • Chimney
  • Gutters
  • Doors & Windows
  • Exterior Hoses
  • Driveways & Walkways
  • Air-Conditioning Maintenance
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Furnace Maintenance
  • Wood Burning Stove Maintenance
  • Smoke Detectors
  • General Clean Up

Roof Inspection

Make sure the roof is in good condition. Check for loose or missing tiles and for any cracks in the chimney. If you’ve been putting off the task replacing the shingles over the last few years, well now’s a good time to get them replaced. Hire a professional roofing contractor to patch up any gaps and replace shingles.

Chimney

Implementing a chimney maintenance plan is always critical for insuring the safety of your home and family. The function of a chimney is to carry dangerous fireplace, wood, oil or furnace and boiler gases safely out of your home.   Chimney fires are entirely preventable with proper care and cleaning. Inspect the exterior of the chimney for sings of damage. Have the flue inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep.

Gutters

Check the gutter systems outside your home. Be mindful for any broken or leaking gutters, and repair them as soon possible. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. Clear out any leaves and other debris that tend to collect over the summer and fall seasons and have them covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning. Doing this will reduce the risks of leaks and blockages during freezing weather.

Doors and Windows

Fall is a great time to get out and check the caulking around doors and windows. Proper caulking keeps moisture away and helps with drafts issues. Again caulking makes your home more efficient and helps prevent mold.

Drafts through your front doors don’t seem as much of a problem in the summer months, but the truth is it can be.  If your weather strip allows a ¼” opening around a door, it’s like a hole in the wall that is 4” x 4”.  Drafts don’t seem as noticeable the summer months because the air flows from cold to warm which is why it’s more noticeable in the winter season.

On that note, the best course of action would be replace the weather strip on your door. You can do this by going to your local building supply company and purchase a weather strip that is similar to what is currently on your door.  If you don’t see one that is similar just buy a “universal” type and install it on the door frame.  Every little bit of money saved on the Electricity Bill is a good thing and you may be pleasantly surprised next summer when you notice a difference of savings  in your electricity  bill since your doors will seal better!

Exterior Hoses

Commonly Known as hose bibs or sill-cocks, the exterior faucet needs to have its water supply turned off inside the house, and you also need to drain water from it by opening up the exterior faucet. You may also want to consider an insulated cover for the hose bib. Your garden hoses should be disconnected from the sill cocks or outside faucets and drained if stored outside.

Driveway & Walkways

Damaged walkways, drives, and steps are a hazard year round, but their dangers are compounded when the weather turns icy. Fixing problems in the fall is also critical to preventing little problems from becoming expensive headaches.

Look for cracks more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections, and loose railings on steps. Check for disintegration of asphalt, or washed-out materials on loose-fill paths.

Most small jobs are well within the ability of a do-it-yourself, but save major repairs for experienced hands.

Air-Conditioning Maintenance

Central Air conditioning systems: Take a hose with the spray head set to “jet” or the highest pressure you have and clean the fan blades and condensing coils of clear of debris and dirt. Left unprotected the condensing unit can be damaged by wet leaves and debris that contribute to rusting and freezing of internal components. Although these units are designed for outdoor use, covering them with a breathable waterproof cover made for that purpose will extending the life and efficient performance of the unit.

Outdoor Furniture

Any outdoor furniture and garden accessories, lighting, should be stored in a dry place such a shed or a garage. If you lack storage space and have the room, you may even use space in your basement to protect your items from the winter elements.

Furnace Maintenance

Fall is a perfect time to clean or replace your furnace filter. Reusable filters can be washed down and re installed. Disposable filters should be replaced with a new one. Dirty filters lower your HVAC system’s efficiency so it’s a good idea to change them accordingly.

Once a year, it’s a good idea to have your heating system inspected by a professional. To avoid the last-minute rush, consider scheduling this task in early fall, before the heating season begins.

Here are signs that you should have an inspection performed sooner:

Noisy Belts– Unusual screeches or whines may be a signal that belts connected to the blower motor are worn or damaged.

Poor Performance– A heating system that doesn’t seem to work as well as it once did could be a sign of various problems. Your heating ducts might be blocked, the burners might be misadjusted, or the blower motor could be on its last legs. One check you should be sure to conduct: Make sure your furnace filter is clean.

Erratic Behaviour– This could be caused by a faulty thermostat or a misadjusted furnace.

Wood Burning Stove Maintenance

Wood burning stoves are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to your home. But regular inspections are needed to ensure that these devices don’t become a safety hazard. Here’s how to check them.

 Cracks in stovepipes attached to wood stoves can release toxic fumes into your home. Throughout the heating season, you should check for corrosion, holes, or loose joints. Clean the stovepipe, and then look for signs of deterioration or looseness. Replace stovepipe if necessary.

 Smoke Detectors

Test your smoke alarm monthly and clean it every 6 months.  Mark it on your calendar so that you don’t forget.  Things to remember when testing your smoke alarm:

  • Ensure that power is being transmitted to the alarm and that it will activate in the presence of smoke.
  • Test your smoke alarm by pressing the test button.
  • Even alarms with a pilot light that indicate power is being transmitted, should be tested regularly.
  • Battery-operated smoke alarms will warn you when batteries need replacing.   Despite this, make it a habit to change the batteries yearly.
  • When you’ve been away from home for a few days, check your alarm on your return to ensure it is working properly.
  • Remember, your smoke alarm can’t protect you if the batteries have been removed or a plug has been disconnected.
  • The lifespan of a typical smoke alarm is about 10 years, but some models last as little as 5 years.
  • To clean the alarm, open the cover and gently vacuum the interior of it.  Frequently, the alarm will sound while the unit is being cleaned.

General Clean Up

Rid your home of accumulations of old newspapers and leftover hazardous household chemicals. (Check with your local Municipal Hazardous Waste or Special Waste Agency about the proper way to discard dangerous chemicals.) Store flammable materials and poisons in approved, clearly labeled containers. Keep a clear space around heaters, furnaces, and other heat-producing appliances.

 

We offer a wide range of home improvement services for your home including FREE ESTIMATES in Durham Region. Call 905-259-5249 or email infodonofalltrades@gmail.com. Visit our website at http://www.donofalltrades.ca to find out more!

 

Check out our blog and get more home improvements tips and advice at donofalltradesblog.wordpress.com or call Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services  at  905-259-5249 for a Free-In-Home Consultation in Durham Region today!

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Don of all Trades Charity BBQ Benefiting Woman’s Shelter

 

 Don of all Trades Family Charity BBQ Event Benefiting Herizon House Woman’s Shelter

 

On Saturday, June  24, we were once again  delighted to invite our friends, clients, local businesses owners, neighbors and family around for our third annual Don of all Trades Charity BBQ Event benefiting Herizon House Women’s Shelter as  it made for a fun and inspirational afternoon and helps the community!

Shout Out to our Volunteers!

This year Don decided on building a very special Helping Hands Food Donation Bin and our beautiful nieces worked very hard to help this bin look even more special by adding their artistic talents and messages they wanted share about giving back to the community. These two beautiful girls did such an amazing job. The bin was beautiful!

 

We were so glad our good friend Carlo came over to give Don a hand with the cooking. Carlo was a tremendous help and fixed our burger malfunction issues right away! The burgers were delicious. Great job Carlo and thank you!

 

Setting Up for Our Event!

 

Thank you Mother Nature for blessing our Don of all Trades Family BBQ Event with the PERFECT WEATHER on Saturday June 24, 2017! After over a month of rain, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate with so many wonderful people for such a great cause!

Our event is getting a little bigger every year with new guests wanting to show their support and just have a good time. This year we added another 10×10 Gazebo Tent to keep everyone protected from the sun and rain.  With a lot of planning and organizing in advance, this day went off without a hitch.

The Food

We decided to keeping it all simple with a basic menu of hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, condiments, buns, a variety of cold salads, watermelon, cold beverages, freezes for the kids and we saved the best for last…CAKE!

Party Time!

Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support and donated non perishable food items including raising money at our raffle prize table and for adding new Helping Hands to add to our Tree of Hope in aid of Herizon House Woman’s Shelter.

Don and I are so happy our guests  attended and it was  so nice seeing some old faces and new ones! Our only regret was that our sons weren’t able to attend because of work.  We wished we could have spent more time talking to everyone. These incredible guests helped make our event a HUGE SUCCESS! We hope they all had a good time.  We look forward to hosting this event again next year and hope you’ll come back to join us!

The Best Part…Dessert

Don of all Trades has always ended an event with cake! After all who doesn’t like cake? We love cake! This wasn’t just an ordinary cake. This was a special Helping Hands Cake in both chocolate and vanilla cake flavouring with a custard filling. Did I mention that this  was a BIG cake? A full slab to be exact and everyone who came to this event all had a piece because everyone donated a helping hand to add to our Tree of Hope. Thank you Whitby Shores Metro for creating yet another beautiful cake for such a special event. It was delicious!

 

 SWAG BAGS

Every guest who attended our Don of all Trades Family Charity BBQ also went home with a swag bag filled with lots of neat items and goodies.

Our Raffle Prize Table

Our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program raised $300.00 through our raffle prize table during our third annual Don of All Trades Family Charity BBQ Event on June 24. Linda Cully , owner of Linda’s Esthetics  was on a roll winning lots of prizes at this event!

At Herizon House, cash donations can be used for the following:
⦁ Sending a taxi to pick up the women and children who call our crisis line and are fleeing from violence
⦁ Medications/prescriptions
⦁ The purchase of bus passes
⦁ School trips for the children
⦁ Slush fund for the women and kids – money on hand for unforeseen immediate needs such as underclothing in their size or items needed for the children’s schooling/special needs.

Donated Prizes

 

A very special thanks going out to the following friends and local businesses who donated raffle prizes for this event:

George Zois- Sales Representative-Island Heritage Realty Inc Brokerage

Rhonda Lee Axhorn – Sales Representative-Island Heritage Realty Inc Brokerage

Michelle Medeiros-Owner and Principal Designer-House Dreamer

Carmela D’Alessandro-Owner & Jewelry Designer-Grabbing Crowns

Stephanie Atwood-Owner-Tranquility Matters All Natural Home Made Beauty Products

Cindy Carpenter-Owner-Okie Dokie Creations

Marilyn Nickerson-Owner of Skin Cellutions Advanced Skincare & Laser Centre

Cristina Lamanna-Store Operator at Whitby Shores Metro

Whitby Whole Sale Club

Shannon Sheppard-Advanced Hearing Ontario

Sudesh Tambyah-Manager at LA Fitness Center-350 Taunton Road East, Whitby  -416-931-8357

Tracy Tuberfield-Travel Agency Owner at Just Go Travel Solutions

Holistic Health and Fitness

and a thank you to our friends Marg and Yvonne who also donated raffle prizes!

Introducing New Helping Hands To Add To Our Tree of Hope!

Check Out What Was Donated

There was  no charge for this event but we asked  for each guest to donate NON-PERISHABLE Food items from  our wish-list  for the women and children staying at the shelter and for their outreach program.

We did it! Thanks to your generous support, our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program raised $300.00 through our raffle prize table during our third annual Don of All Trades Family Charity BBQ Event with 211 non-perishable food items and 2 bags of brand new women’s clothing which was all donated to Herizon House Women’s Shelter.  These gifts  provides critical support at Herizon House as they have a full food service program and are always in need of food.

At Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services, we believe it’s important to give back to the community. By supporting organizations like Herizon House Women’s Shelter we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community.

On behalf of all of us at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services thank you again for participating at our charity event., donating a new Helping Hand to add to our Tree of Hope and supporting women and their children in Durham Region!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Helping Hands Trees of Hope Project Update-Don of all Trades

Visit our COMMUNITY PAGE AT http://www.donofalltrades.ca to find out how you can help!

Over the past 5 months our team here at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services have been working hard behind the scenes by doing good to help make a difference in our community through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program.

We appreciate the continued support we have received from friends, family members, clients and local businesses who have all donated a Helping Hand in order for our  very special program to continue to grow over the last 3 years.

We want everyone one to know that although we get many wonderful comments about how The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program is inspiring to so many, we want everyone to know that this is a team effort from everyone in the community and because of all of you who have helped Don of All Trades help with our  commitment to making our communities a better and safer place for women and their children through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House Women’s Shelter, WE THANK YOU!

By supporting women shelter organizations, we acknowledge that in order to end the cycle of violence we must work in partnership with our community.

We look forward to continuing by doing good this year with more fun and exciting charity fundraiser events to give back to our  community.

PLEASE WELCOME OUR 2017 HELPING HANDS ON OUR THIRD TREE OF HOPE!

 

 

So what has Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services been up to lately?

Sunday March 12, 2017-Celebrating International Women’s Day

This lunch was  dedicated to some  very special women who have shown so much kindness, strength, courage, support, friendship, empowerment, generosity, love and dedication over the years at our team thought it would only be fitting to celebrate with in their honor at our   second annual Don of all Trades International Women’s Day Lunch!

We received  generous donations of non perishable food items, women’s gift sets, hand creams and various baby items  that was  donated to Herizon HouseWe helped donate over 147 items at this event to help the women and their children  fleeing abuse and violence through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House.

Mother’s  Day Gifts Brighten Holiday for Women In  Shelters

Wednesday May 10, 2017- Angels Who Gave from their Heart!

This past Mother’s Day, we  reconnected our love for our moms and our respect for all women by assembling a very special project initiated by the Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services of Durham Region.  Our team  runs “The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project”,   a program that we created which turns donations into supports for women in abusive relationships.

We felt that there was  no better day this year to celebrate our moms by recognizing the value of all women and making a big difference for a victim of domestic violence.

Photo: 11 very special and meaningful gift bags to help send a heartfelt message to women in shelters that there are people in the community that care and that there is always Hope.

A total of 11 Mother’s Day Gift Bags would be donated with the help of some wonderful angels who gave from their heart. Special items that were donated to add to these very special and meaningful gift bags ranged from   journals, adult coloring books, pencil crayons,  chocolates, mini manicure sets, Loofah, Timmy’s Cards, wrap, bows, gift bags, hand creams, jewelry, bath salts, body care products, hand soaps, candles and coffee. Our collections started in early April and all bags were assembled, completed and donated on Wednesday, May 10. Just in time for Mother’s Day. We would also like to mention that  everyone who made a contribution also added a new Helping Hand to our Third Tree Of Hope which we wish to complete by December 2017!

 

Photo: Over 250 items were donated and put into these very special gifts bags to help women in shelters just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Kind words from Herizon House to Don of All Trades…
 

“We are so grateful for the beautiful Mother’s Day gifts provided by Don of All Trades for the women in shelter at Herizon House. On behalf of all our shelter moms, to all of those who contributed, thank you for your support!”

Photo: “It’s a wonderful feeling to be able help our communities along with the help of so many other beautiful people and these inspiring words keep us moving forward! Thank you Herizon House.” Don D’Orazio, Founder at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services.

Our team here at Don of all Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services are very proud to announce that 2017 has been a remarkable year of Giving Back through our Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Program so far with over 397 donated items from our  Donation-Wish-List  have been received by so many wonderful friends, clients, family and local businesses  from all over benefiting the women and their children at Herizon House Women’s Shelter. We look forward to working together to make a difference in our communities one Helping Hand at a time!

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Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donation makes a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided a place of safety, support and hope  at Herizon House women’s shelter.

You can help the lives of abused women and children in your community.

Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca Community Page to find more information on how you can give the gift of hope.

Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters

On Mother’s Day, we celebrate our mothers, the woman  like no other. She gave us life, nurtured us, taught us, dressed us, fought for us, held us, shouted at us, kissed us, but most importantly loved us unconditionally.

There are not enough words we can say to describe  how important our mothers are to us, and what a powerful influence she continues to be to us… 

In the middle of all the celebrations, it’s important to remember that so many mothers will spend this special day experiencing abuse or taking refuge in shelters.  On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children  are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence. Every night, about 300 women and their children  are turned away because the shelters are full.

Violence against mothers impacts children too. The effects are persistent and far- reaching. Children who witness domestic abuse can experience learning challenges as well as behavioral and mental health issues that can extend long into adulthood. Studies show that these children can be more likely to repeat the cycle, growing up to become victims or abusers themselves.

This Mother’s Day, we can reconnect our love for our moms and our respect for all women by joining or replicating a program initiated by the Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services of Durham Region.  Our team  runs “The Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope Project”  a program that we created that turns donations into supports for women in abusive relationships through the wonderful efforts of Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

We felt that there was  no better day this year to celebrate our moms by recognizing the value of all women and making a big difference for a victim of domestic violence.

Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters!

We reached out to the community once again for their support  and asked for their assistance to help us celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 14, 2017 by donating items along with our own to put together in  special gift bags that would be donated to the women at Herizon House Women’s Shelter.

 

Angels Who Gave From Their Heart 

A total of 11 Mother’s Day Gift Bags would be donated with the help of some wonderful angels who gave from their heart. Special items that were donated to add to these very special and meaningful gift bags ranged from   journals, adult coloring books, pencil crayons,  chocolates, mini manicure sets, Loofah, Timmy’s Cards, wrap, bows, gift bags, hand creams, jewelry, bath salts, body care products, hand soaps, candles and coffee.

Our collection deadline started April 3-May 7, 2017. All gift bags were donated on Wednesday 10, just in time for Mother’s Day.

We would also like to mention that  everyone who made a contribution also added a new Helping Hand to our Third Tree Of Hope which we wish to complete by December 2017!

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Mother’s Day Gifts Brighten Holiday For Women In Shelters Video

 

 

Special Thank You to the following who donated:

Katrina Anne Dafoe-Independent Jamberry
Consultant

Carmela D’Alessandro-Grabbing Crowns

Pam Little-Pam Little Accounting

Don D’Orazio-Don of all Trades Professional Home
Maintenance Services

Jacquelynn Joan Tanner-Sutton Group-Heritage
Realty Inc., Brokerage

Yolanda D’Orazio-Helping Hands Building Trees of Hope
Program

Michelle Medeiros-House Dreamer

Stephanie Atwood-Tranquility Matters

Sandra Howlett-Apple Melon Designs

Rhonda Lee Axhorn-Island Heritage Reality Inc.,
Brokerage

Herizon House

Also A Very Special Thank You To Our Friends:

Angela Gazze

Marg Stevens

Yvonne

 

Laminate Flooring and Installation-Don Of All Trades

Photos Courtesy Don of All Trades

If you are looking for a durable floor that is easy to maintain and affordable, laminate flooring can be a great choice.

Photos Courtesy Don of All Trades

Also called a “floating floor,” laminate can be installed directly over your existing plywood or subfloor or any other hard-surface floor, such as hardwood, concrete or linoleum. There is very little waste when using this flooring, unlike hardwood, laminate planks have no defects or imperfections.

Photos Courtesy Don of All Trades

Photos Courtesy Don of All Trades

For this project Don of All Trades Professional Home Maintenance Services installed Uniboard Brand Premium Laminate Long Strip flooring. Gone is the outdated heavily soiled carpet replaced with new laminate flooring that gives this living space a new upgraded rich and clean look. By choosing to install laminate flooring, our clients  now have a floor that cleans easily, is attractive and durable.

 

If you would like more information about this Uniboard Brand Premium Brand Laminate Flooring installation, we have provided some of this products features and information  below.

Uniboard Premium Laminate Long Strip Flooring

Product Features

  • High-Tech Glueless Locking Technology
  • Micro-Bevel Technology
  • Premium pre-attached acoustic underlayment
  • 20 Year Warranty
  • Environmentally Preferable Product
  • Made In Canada
  • Carb Compliant

Manufacturers Maintenance Guide

Vacuuming, sweeping and on occasion damp cloth is usually all you need to keep your floor clean. For heavier cleaning, us a non-abrasive household cleaner or a cleaner especially formulated for laminate floors. Simply, use a slightly moistened cloth to avoid excessive water on the floor. For specific stains or cleaning questions please contact the Uniboard Canada Inc. technical support line at      1-877-864-8641.

For more information about this product visit UNIBOARD  Canada INC. at http://www.uniboard.com.

Check Out Our Current Flooring Install Specials Going on Now!

 

Every gift is a gift of hope. Your donations make a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivors of violence and abuse that are provided with a place of safety, support and hope at Herizon House women’s shelter.

You can help improve the lives of abused women and children in the  community. Please visit www.donofalltrades.ca community page to find out how you can make a difference.

Have a question about your current flooring or any other home repair? Leave a comment below!

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