With the cost of electricity and other fuels continuing to rise, and concerns over the environmental impacts of traditional home cleaning products more prevalent, many Valley residents are looking to alternatives.
But where do you start searching for information on greener and cleaner products?
You can find experts on these and many other building, renovation and home decor products, all under one roof at the 2019 Langley Spring Home Expo. Happening May 24-26 at the George Preston Recreation Centre and free to all visitors, the show features more than 100 exhibitors showcasing a wide variety of products and ideas to improve your home.
“There are a lot of eco-friendly and energy-saving products out there now,” says Darcy Hope, president of show producer Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd. “We see a lot more vendors starting to showcase products, whether it’s solar power or insulation, eco-friendly cleaners or building materials.”
Here’s some other reasons to check out the Langley Spring Home Expo:
- Find special deals Not only do they have expertise, many dealers offer special Home Expo pricing on their products and services, or limited availability items, only to attendees.
- Samples anyone? Looking for portable options to check out how that colour or material looks in your own home environment? Collect free samples from participating merchants.
- Watch and learn In-booth demonstrations spotlighting everything from cleaners to food processors make it easier to understand how well certain items can work for you.
- Giveaway time The show features plenty of door prizes, contests and promotions in the vendors’ booths and even for just walking in.
Enjoy browsing in a stress-free way
“For Langley residents, this is the show to go to if they want to get an idea of what’s new,” Hope says. “It’s a convenient one-stop shop in a low-pressure environment. Not only do you have everybody there at once, you’re not on their turf or your own, so it’s not as daunting as walking into a showroom.”
Chatting with people in the industry can be beneficial, whether you’re planning on doing a project tomorrow or in two years’ time, he adds. “There’s lots of information and advice to be found even at the beginning stages of your project.”
The George Preston Recreation Centre is at the corner of 42 Avenue and 206 Street and there’s plenty of free parking. You can find the show’s hours here and stay tuned for an up-to-date vendor list. You can also follow Evergreen Exhibitions on Facebook and Twitter.