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Greening Your Spring Cleaning

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The days are getting longer, trees are budding, and flowers are blooming – spring! Time to air out the house and scrub away the winter build-up. When living in a smaller space, it’s even more important to avoid harsh fumes and chemicals during your spring cleaning. But how to get the disinfected shine without the […] read more

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Warm Weather Safety Tips for Renters

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With spring finally here and summer on the way, most of us are ditching the indoors for the warm sunny outdoors. While sunshine is one of the best things ever, warm weather also makes us more likely to leave our places wide open, giving intruders an easier entrance. If you’ve been out and about enjoying […] read more

Earthquake Preparedness in Your New Apartment

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Earthquake preparedness is one of the things that you should do once you moved into a new apartment. Earthquakes can occur anytime no matter where you are and injuries can be prevented by following simple earthquake preparedness instructions. You do not have to be an expert on disaster survival to come out of an earthquake […] read more

Practical Survival Food Storage in an Apartment

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Creating survival food storage is necessary but it takes space, money and energy. Natural disasters might not happen but unemployment, illness, bad weather or surprise guests do happen. Getting Started Start by buying a little extra each month of what you already buy. A dry, cool cupboard will be better than a kitchen or bathroom […] read more

How To Child Proof Your Apartment

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Once your baby starts moving around, you need to know how to child proof your home for their safety. Apart from accident prone areas such as the bathroom and kitchen, other areas can be dangerous for your little one as well. This is because living spaces are constructed with adults in mind. Anything from the […] read more

Using a Security System in An Apartment

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For many years, having a security system in an apartment was something that was almost unheard of. This was usually because landlords didn’t permit tenants to drill holes in walls, use staples to run wire along baseboards or ceilings or otherwise perform additions or improvements that require drilling a hole almost anywhere. However, advancements in […] read more

How to Assess Apartment Security: Stay-Safe Tips for Renters

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As we enter prime moving season, many novice and veteran apartment hunters may be more focused on finding an affordable apartment than a safe apartment. There’s no need to worry, you can find both by checking for these safety features in any prospective rental. read more

Your Renter’s Rights to Repairs: How To Negotiate Before Signing a Lease

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Before signing, it is imperative to negotiate the terms of a lease to address and convey your renter’s rights. Not only does a lease speak to your personal financial agreement, but also it addresses any current and future repairs that might arise throughout the duration of your lease. The Basic Requirements for Renting Properties A […] read more

3 Reasons to Find a Green Cleaning Service

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A green cleaning service is environmentally safe and uses products and cleaning methods that are non-toxic and therefore not detrimental to human health or the environment. Green cleaning services are gaining popularity because they use organic products and lessen their customers’ exposure to harmful chemicals that can cause breathing problems, allergic reactions, cancer and various neurological […] read more