These Edmonton businesses will make your life easier

We all get that feeling – the one that there aren’t enough hours in the day. You get up, go to work, plan your meals, run errands and, by the time you finally sit down, you can’t even bare the thought of doing one more thing. Well, what if I told you that you didn’t have to? These Edmonton businesses can fill in the gaps, giving you more time to do the one thing you NEED to do: Nothing! [Image credit: Arnau]

Organic Box Ltd

5712 59 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3L4

Imagine coming home at the end of a stressful day, sitting back on the sofa and having your groceries come to you. With The Organic Box, that is exactly what happens! Have fresh, local organic produce delivered to your home once-per-week or bi-weekly. You can customize your box, choose what types of food you’d like and you can cancel at any time! Does it get any better? Actually, yes. Because The Organic Box also supports an ethical food philosophy, meaning its convenient and good for the environment!

The Mover Guys

Moving is one of those things in life that gets less and less enjoyable the more you do it. Who has time to pack, de-clutter and haul furniture on top of their daily to-do list? The Mover Guys understand this better than anyone. That’s why they offer more than just moving services. They’ll assemble or disassemble furniture, pack your items, store your belongings in the interim and even donate any unwanted items to charity for you! All you have to do is make the call!

Little Paws Inn

8521 Argyll Rd Nw, Edmonton, AB T6C 4B2

We all know that life can throw us some unexpected curve balls, liking having to drop everything for a last-minute trip or, worse, being displaced from your home. For pet owners, these curve balls come with an extra concern: Where to keep your animal. At Little Paws Inn, pups and felines can stay one night or several. They are never left alone, with a staff member looking over them 24 hours a day and are treated to the highest quality of care. From two full sized yards to run in, to regular healthy feedings, your pet is in good hands.

Cookie Love

10235 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1

Sometimes, it can be hard enough to remember your wedding anniversary, let alone the various reasons to celebrate with friends, coworkers and extended family. And, while you hate that feeling when you forgot to get someone a gift, it just seems to keep happening. So, why not let the friendly staff at Cookie Love deliver a batch of delicious, freshly baked goodies to that special someone on your behalf? Simply call them, give the name and address of the person you want to send them to, and let the professionals do the rest! Besides, who doesn’t like surprise cookies?

Heart Your Space

Has your home become cramped with clutter over the years? Do you dread opening up your closet for fear of what may fall out? If you feel like no matter how many times you tidy things go back to their original disorder within minutes, the team at Heart Your Space will be your personal heroes. They specialize in home organization and can turn any form of chaos into functional, long-lasting simplicity. Oh, did I mention your first 30-minute consultation is free? Feel free to happy dance, I won’t judge!

Chef Sheridan

Edmonton, AB T5J 2R4

If you’re not the hosting type, it can be nerve-wrecking to be responsible for large family meals or networking get-togethers. What do you cook? What if you forget to pick up a key ingredient? What if you cremate the meatloaf (again)? By hiring chef Sheridan McLaren, you eliminate the need to ask yourself these questions at all. Hire him for your dinner party and he will do all the shopping, prepping, cooking and serving. He’ll even bring wine that pairs perfectly with the meal! Yes, you heard correctly. He even brings the wine!

L Squared Style

Did you know women spend five months of their working lives deciding what to wear? FIVE MONTHS. Think about what you could accomplish if you could reclaim that time! That is exactly what the professionals at L Squared Style do. From closet audits to personal shopping and outfit “formulating,” they will leave you with a more streamlined, structured fashion collection that boosts your confidence and optimizes your schedule. No more staring helplessly into your closet wondering what to wear!

Dial A Brew Liquor Delivery

We’ve all been there. Maybe you planned a guys’ night to watch the SuperBowl or a girls’ wine and cheese night. You were confident that three bottles of wine would be enough, but half way through the night realized that your friends are feeling a little more, um, “celebratory” than you expected. Not to worry, Dial A Brew Liquor Delivery has you covered! They are a fully liscenced liquor company and will deliver you anything available in a liquor store! Simply call, place your order and wait for the doorbell to ring. Oh, and have your I.D. ready, of course!

Audrey's Books Ltd

10702 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3J5

Any true bookworm will tell you that if there is a way to make their book buying experience easier or more enjoyable, they are in. Joining the book club at Audrey’s Books does both. You can rush order books and the fees will be waived, you earn reward dollars each time you buy and you can even have books gift-wrapped for free (buy books for the entire family for Christmas!). Not only does Audrey’s keep track of your reward dollars, but you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting a local, historical business with deep roots in the Edmonton community!

In a world full of princess cut rings and tiny rose gold necklaces, some of us prefer to be a little more vanguard with our jewellery choices. If you prefer one-of-a-kind trinkets for your collection, then these Edmonton locations are the best places to look. From beads and bobbles to gold and gems, you'll feel like you found hidden treasure, and in a way, you will have! [Image credit:]
We’ve all heard about Picasso and Van Gogh, painters from half a world away that have made their mark (or brushstroke, shall we say?) on art history. But, contrary to what prestigious curators may tell you, you don’t always have to look far for a creative masterpiece. Find inspiring artwork by Edmonton artists at these locations and see for yourself! [Image credit:]
It’s well known that businesses often disappear as quickly as they pop up. Seventy per cent of new restaurants that make it past the one-year mark close their doors before making it to five years. Many start-up businesses face similar odds. But, in Edmonton, there are the exceptions – shops and enterprises that have stood the test of time. [Image]
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