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Nature and Apartment Buildings

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Whether you live in a concrete jungle or have scenic vistas from your balcony, if you can get to a woodsy area, you might want to give “forest bathing” a shot. Shinrin-yoku – or “forest bathing” in Japanese – has been found to reduce anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, anger and stress. Along those lines, visionary architects in […] read more

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Diplomacy with a Noisy Neighbor

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Having neighbors is something that goes with the territory when you live in an apartment and with neighbors can come a whole host of compromises. The most important compromise, however, has to do with making too much noise, as there is just a wall separating one apartment from the next in most cases and that […] read more

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Protecting Your Apartment on Moving Day

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If you’re moving out of your apartment, there are a number of reasons to fear moving day as its chaotic randomness and stressful unpredictability can jeopardize the success of the entire relocation operation. And, amidst the whirlwind of worrisome thoughts lodged in your mind, one essential question that you must be asking yourself is how […] read more

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5 Ways to Maximize Bathroom Space

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Bathrooms are traditionally small in most apartments. Sure, there will always be the odd master bath in certain unique apartments, like those that have been converted from old homes or business into apartment space. But for the most part, the bathroom is one of the smaller rooms because very little is really needed in the […] read more

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Small Bathroom Hacks

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When I watch those reality home makeover shows, one common theme is transforming tired old bathrooms into grand spa-like retreats. Looks idyllic, but really, who has that much space for a bathroom? Most of us make do with the small bathrooms our home came with, meaning towels, cleaning supplies, and extra shampoo are crammed together […] read more

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Why a Message Board Is Great with Roommates

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When you have roommates, you will undoubtedly see each other and talk on a regular basis. Even if you don’t, there are a number of ways to connect with your roommate these days, be it through text message, social media, email or even phone calls if they don’t happen to be at the apartment. However, […] read more

Composting the Kitchen Waste

Apartment Composting without the Smell

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As far as I can tell, compost is basically magic. I throw moldy bread, banana peels, and some broccoli trimmings into a bin, and with very little work and some time… poof! It transforms into dark, rich, healthy soil that helps house plants bloom, gardens grow, and all plants live happier, healthier lives. Learning to […] read more

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Summer Design Trends

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Summer seems to be a season for happiness…warm days, long nights. Don’t leave that fresh feeling outside, refresh your home in the coming months to prepare it and you for the season of fun! These tips can be applied to one, or practically any room in your apartment. If you tend to shy away from […] read more

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Red Flags to Identify before Renting an Apartment

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Before renting an apartment, you will want to check it out first. This doesn’t mean show up once and do a simple walk through of the place and then sign the lease. That’s a cursory viewing of a place at best and can’t really be considered due diligence. By spending more time looking at the […] read more