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Secure Your Home the Safe and Smart Way—Even When Renting

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  Whether you’re renting an apartment as a short-term living solution or you simply don’t want to take on the costs associated with the upkeep of a house, there are still plenty of ways to make the place you retreat to every night as safe and secure as a long-term home. Keeping the house secure […] read more

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Small Space Fitness

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As days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, our fitness routines often start to lag. Sad to cut short those long afternoon hikes, weekend bike rides, or outdoor runs? Don’t let cooler weather, or a small space, stop you from staying fit, even without a gym membership. Here are a few great small space […] read more

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Pest Control Tips for New Homeowners

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Moving into a new place is exciting, but it can also mean a potential battle against pests that may currently reside in your new home. When the home is an older or smaller space, such as an apartment or a condo, it can be especially difficult to keep the pests at bay. Whether you’re renting […] read more

How to Prevent a Break-In

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It’s not a pleasant topic, but one that merits at least a few minutes of your time. Break-ins occur. We read a statistic recently that break-ins take place once every 15 seconds. Certainly those doing the breaking-in don’t have a personal agenda to rob your apartment; in fact, they probably don’t even specifically target apartment […] read more

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Emergency Measures around the Apartment

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What do you do when you have an apartment emergency on your hands and your on-site maintenance crew has packed up their tool boxes for the holiday? Or let’s say you have a plumbing or electrical issue and you live in a complex that doesn’t HAVE ready access to a superintendent or maintenance crew? Here […] read more

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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