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What You Can Learn From 5 Commonly Requested Jiffy Jobs

At Jiffy we're always learning about Toronto homeowners. Especially the jobs that come up time and time again. This list, though not exhaustive, is full of tips on how to lessen the costs of these jobs and see our pros less. 1. Snaking a Clogged Drain | Plumbing About once a year (or more), homeowners will get their drains snaked by a plumber. Shower drains are particularly vulnerable - hair and…

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Behind the Scenes: Jiffy's 1st Year in Review

By Paul Arlin, Jiffy Co-founder I Needed 3 Light Fixtures Installed... Sounds Simple, Right? One Saturday morning, my wife and I bought a few new light fixtures. When I asked the lighting store if they had someone who could come and install them for us, and they handed us a business card of an electrician. I called and got their VM, left a message and never heard back. When we…

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5 Father's Day Gift Ideas from Our Fave Local Startups

Toronto’s startup scene is booming, and local dads are totally hip with it. Fathers of all generations - from Gen Y to Baby Boomers - have readily embraced the amazing products and services that Toronto’s tech companies offer. For Father’s Day this year, why not support a local business that will conveniently deliver a thoughtful, dad-ready gift? If you're not getting your dad a Jiffy Gift Card*…

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Hot in the Bedroom? Here’s How to Cool Down.

By Paul Arlin, Jiffy Co-founder Special to the Jiffy Blog Until recently, I’ve been dealing with an issue twice daily, around 3am and 6am, May through September. The issue I’m referring to is waking up by heat, and then remaining uncomfortably hot until I fall back asleep. Sound familiar? I couldn’t find any stats, but judging by others I’ve spoken to, I’d say that 85%…

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New House? Our Tips for Week 1

First-time homeowners make up a large portion of our client base. As a result, we hear a ton of stories about mistakes made in the early days of homeownership. Like the guy who uninstalled his old dishwasher himself, caused a giant leak, didn't know where the main water shut-off valve was, water-damaged his floors, and broke the dishwasher. A bit of a disaster, to say the least. There's a lot…

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Realtors Tell All: 5 Quick Updates to Sell Your House for More

When prepping a home for sale, small updates and fixes can go a long way toward increasing a home’s value and making it more attractive to potential buyers. For the most part, buyers want a home that’s move-in ready. If a house has a number of overlooked maintenance issues and outdated features, it can be taken as a sign of homeowner neglect and scare buyers away. The less…

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