Many things have shifted in our lives since COVID-19. With the social distancing and isolation comes a change in our daily routines and lifestyles. We have all had to find a ‘new normal’ amidst these changes and adapt to a way of life that, for many of us, we just are not used to. Staying home more means being able to complete some home projects or start that garden you have always wanted. With little to no chance of eating out at restaurants, cooking may have ramped up in your household. Dating might look a little different too but dating life as you know it is not over just yet! Yes, things have changed and that doesn’t mean that you can’t create a new and exciting lifestyle that suits you during these trying times.

HomeWURX Lifestyle gives you tips and tricks on DIY projects around the house, inspiration on trying new recipes, tutorials about anything and everything related to trying something new and exciting, ideas on how to style your hair or give yourself your own facial in the absence of professional services, guidance when it comes to grocery shopping online and so much more.

Daily Plans Kids Recipes & Tips

Cooking tips for parents

Are you worried that your child may get hurt in the kitchen? Will they accidentally set the barbecue on fire? Or just how much of a mess will they make? Not fond of the idea that food could be wasted? While some parents may find the idea of cooking with...
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Garden

Vertical Gardening and why you should try it!

You may have heard the term Vertical Gardening, but just what is that??  In simple terms, it is literally growing plants upwards instead of outwards.  Whether you have a large space for a garden, or a very limited space or want to grow indoors, a vertical garden offers you a...
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Garden Lifestyle

What’s in Your Garden?

I think I got my love for growing vegetables from my Grandfather.  He was a market gardener in the Toronto area and had fields of tomatoes, leaf lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, celery and beets across Etobicoke.  Even after he had retired, he still loved growing vegetables in his backyard garden.  He...
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Garden Lifestyle

Tips for a Vegetable Garden

There is something very satisfactory in growing your own vegetables.  They seem to be brighter in colour and taste sweeter.  Late May is usually the time we are able to plant our vegetables in our gardens. If you are new to growing vegetables, here are a few tips to keep...
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Lifestyle Recipes & Tips

Fantabulous Cookies

Sometimes you just can’t decide what type of cookie to make. Or maybe that’s just me. I love peanut butter cookies…and oatmeal cookies…and chocolate chip cookies… Do you have Peanut butter? Check. Chocolate Chips? Check. Oats? Check. For times that you just can’t decide which cookie to make - make...
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Garden Lifestyle

Tips for a Balcony Garden

Living in an apartment does not limit you in enjoying a garden.  You can choose to make it as simple or as complicated as you want.  You can make it seasonal or build up a year-round collection of plants. One thing to keep in mind when considering what plants to...
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Garden Lifestyle

The Benefits of Fresh Herbs

Having fresh herbs to add into your recipes not only adds a fresh flavour, but a nutritional boost to your meals.  There is a difference in taste when using fresh herbs instead of the dried variety. And there is a higher nutritional value with fresh herbs. But buying fresh herbs...
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Garden Lifestyle

What grows in your flower garden!

Flower gardens can be the easiest and the hardest type of garden to have.  There are so many different options to choose from for flowers and ornamental grasses that you can have in your garden.  And then add in the different types of soils we can have in our subdivisions...
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Food Lifestyle Recipes & Tips

One Taco, Two Taco, Three Taco…Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo isn’t an official major event in Canada, but that doesn’t stop people from celebrating the Mexican holiday on May 5th. This big fiesta has become very popular all over the world and has spread to many countries as a way to celebrate Mexican culture. Many local pubs...
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Grooming

Self Isolation Grooming Tips For Men

For the weeks (and likely months) ahead, our lives are all about self-isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We won’t be face to face with families, friends, colleagues, or dating app matches for an indefinite amount of time, and, as a result, a lot of people will probably let their grooming...
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Food Recipes & Tips

The Perfect Substitutes for 20 Common Ingredients

Cooking at home has likely changed a great deal in the last few months. It may be a sanctuary for some and a chore for others, but in an era of lockdowns, we will all sometimes be frustrated by not having this or that ingredient on hand – and no...
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Auto Lifestyle

Car Care Tips

If you are on social media, you have probably seen the meme "Anyone else's car getting 3 weeks per litre at the moment?" floating around.  And as funny as this is, it is also very true for many of us as our vehicles are staying parked on our driveways for...
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Dating

How Not to Tank Your Relationship in Quarantine

“This time of isolation could be a period of great growth or great struggle in your relationship.” John TierneyRoy F. Baumeister March 29, 2020 Humans have evolved with a drive to share life with a partner—just not all day long. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors on the savanna formed pair-bonds, but they...
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Grooming

How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home

So, your hair is getting long, and all of the salons are closed because of a global pandemic. Unless you're lucky enough to be quarantined with a hair care professional, you might be getting desperate for a trim. Stylists will advise you to avoid getting too overzealous with your scissors,...
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Daily Plans House & Home Lifestyle

Tips for Working From Home

For some of us, working from home is new and still a novelty.  For others, they have been doing it for years.  And they can provide us with great tips on ways to ensure we are staying productive while working from home.   Create a workspace or home office -...
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Food Recipes & Tips

No Flour, Eggs or Butter? No Problem!

On lockdown and feeling the urge to bake, but missing something apparently vital? Cake has taken on a new significance now that most of us are stuck at home all day, every day. We’re comfort-eating and baking like there’s no tomorrow. But what do you do when you’re craving cake, but...
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Food Recipes & Tips

Canada’s Wonderland Funnel Cake Recipe

Nothing signals the start of "everything good season" like the opening of Canada's Wonderland. But since we don’t know when that will be, the park has gifted us with the recipe for its iconic funnel cakes so we can make them at home! That crispy, yet chewy, light-as-air funnel cake,...
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House & Home

Home organization and Decluttering

Decluttering is defined as the removing of unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place, like a room or your home.  Home organization can be defined as the arranging of a room or space by systematic planning.  When you are organizing a room or your whole house, it may involve...
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House & Home

Homemade Cleaners

Some of the simplest and best cleaners, are made from the most natural of products and most are probably found in your cupboards.  Whether you are using them for your Spring cleaning, or they become part of your regular cleaning routine, here are a few recipes and tips for great...
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House & Home

Looking for more tips or ideas on cleaning?

Good Housekeeping offers 33 tips for Spring cleaning this year.  Make sure you scroll down though when you check out this webpage as they have their Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning at the bottom of the page.  These include great tips and articles on: “How to clean your car’s interior...
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House & Home

Spring Cleaning

Spring has arrived and with it comes the warm air and sunny days.  This is the time when we open the windows to let the fresh air in, replacing the stale air from winter and we start to think about doing a deep clean of our house.   TIPS: Clean...
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House & Home

Great House & Home Websites

Whether you already have a home project idea, are looking for tips or looking for ideas for a project, there are many great resources available on television, in videos, in magazines and online. You may have your favourite “Go To” reference, but if you do not, here are a few...
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Food

Alcohol

Restaurants and bars in Ontario are temporarily allowed to sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders as part of new measures meant to help businesses and residents weather the COVID-19 pandemic. This new rule applies to bars and restaurants that already have a liquor licence, and it will remain...
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Daily Plans Kids Recipes & Tips

Your Budding Chef

Do you have a young budding chef in your family?  Are they always asking to help you with the preparation of meals?  Or is baking more their passion.  Help fuel their passion for cooking and baking with age appropriate tasks or recipes.  Kraft Canada offers a wide array of recipes...
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Food

Online Grocery Shopping

People are changing their grocery shopping habits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as day-to-day changes are being made in the stores.  With everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home, they are now turning to the option of ordering their groceries online and picking them up or having them delivered.   It's...
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Food

Grocery Flyers

Consumers flipping through printed pamphlets full of deals from stores are a retail tradition, but experts say the practice may not survive the new hygiene requirements brought about from the coronavirus pandemic.  Here is in an interesting article about how printed store flyers may not come back as COVID-19 changes...
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Food Recipes & Tips

Recipes

Although many of us have more time on our hands for cooking right now, that doesn’t mean everyone is making a five-course meal every day.  Of course, we’d like what we're making to be nourishing, as staying healthy is more important than ever.  We have gathered together a few great...
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Food

Delivery Services

Hungry? Get the food you want; from the restaurants you love! The best local restaurants now deliver. Get breakfast, lunch, dinner and more delivered from your favorite restaurants right to your doorstep with one easy click.  And check out our HomeWurx Entertainment category to invite friends and family to a dinner...
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Food

Canada Takeout Day

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced restaurants across the nation to shut their doors to everything except delivery and takeout service, a new initiative is starting, with an aim to bring the nation together once a week to support your favourite local eatery. It’s called Canada Take Out Day and it encourages...
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Food

Healthy Eating Habits

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, eating healthy food remains an important part of maintaining your health. While there are no specific foods that can help protect you from the virus, a nutritious diet can boost your immune system or help you fight off symptoms. You may not be...
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Grooming

DIY Face Peel Off Masks

The market is flooded with different ranges of peel off face masks, but there is always a chance that those chemically synthesized products may not suit your skin type. If you opt for DIY peel off masks at home, you need not worry about skin compatibility issues and expiry dates. Moreover, homemade face masks...
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Grooming

Skin Care

Staying home is the best way to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but remaining indoors for extended periods of time could lead to skin damage. Learn how to keep your skin healthy while you're stuck at home by clicking the following link. How to Keep Your Skin Healthy
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Grooming

Nails

Now that nonessential businesses like nail salons have closed down because of the coronavirus, (some of us personally feel that they ARE essential services … LOL), many are struggling with upkeep during lockdown without the help of professionals. One of the most popular Google topics during this period of quarantine...
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Grooming Tutorials

Renee Does Hair

Meet Renee.  She is a hairstylist in Keswick, ON who is currently out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  She has been doing hair for 6 years and specializes in hair colouring services. Being unable to work on clients in or out of the salon, she has decided to...
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Grooming

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

When it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases like Covid-19, nothing beats good old-fashioned handwashing. But if water and soap aren’t available, your next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Unless you have a stockpile of store-bought hand...
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Grooming

Stop Touching Your Face

You Probably Touch Your Face 16 Times an Hour - Here’s How to Stop! We all do it. We touch our faces countless times every day. An itchy nose, tired eyes, wiping your mouth with the back of your hand are all things we do without a second thought. However,...
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Daily Plans Recipes & Tips

In the Kitchen

Have a budding chef or baker in the house.  Maybe your child is looking to learn a new skill.  Let them take this time to explore in the kitchen and discover what is involved with the different mealtimes at home.  Have them help with the grocery list and learn about...
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Tutorials

Cleaning Up, Fixing Up … everything

You will likely never get down time like this again and for many it is the perfect opportunity to catch up on all those things that you really wanted to do, but just never found the time to even start. The Home Front Minor home clean ups / fix ups...
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