3 tips to make your long weekend even better

3 tips to make your long weekend even better

Summer feels like it's flying by, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. With the Civic Holiday just ahead of us on the calendar, we thought we’d share three quick and easy tips to help you get more out of those much-anticipated long weekends.

Here are some suggestions to help you make the most of these beautiful summer days. It all starts at Olliffe—shop in store or online for your convenience! We’re pleased to offer home delivery on qualifying orders.

1. Get your grill ready to go

If you’re someone who treats their BBQ like a prized sports car, you’re probably ready to go. But if life is busy and you aren’t paying much attention to the state of your grill, take a moment to get it ready before the weekend. Get your propane levels and grab a new tank if needed. If you use a charcoal grill, stock up on this essential product. Give your cooking surface a good clean and make sure your outdoor cooking tools are in good condition. Make sure your digital thermometer is working and replace it if necessary. Here’s a great read on annual maintenance and other grill care tips, if you’re interested.

2. Let us pack your cooler

Have you heard about this complimentary service from Olliffe? When you place an order in person, online or by phone, you’re welcome to drop off your cooler. We’ll clean it, chill it in our industrial refrigerator and expertly pack it with the items you’ve chosen. It’ll be ready to go whenever you need it! Pick it up on your way to the cottage—we’ll even load it into your vehicle. Our team is glad to make things as convenient as possible for our customers. Please read this blog post for more details or contact us directly!

3. Try something new

The long weekend is a great opportunity to try something new. In addition to your favourite burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken breasts and sausages, add some marinated kebabs, a bison rib eye steak and some tender venison ground for making homemade burgers. You can also try some delicious lamb ribs on the grill! If you’d like personalized recommendations, please ask a team member at our Yonge Street butcher shop. Thanks for reading and enjoy your long weekend—it’s almost here!