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A young man stresses as he tries to figure out how to build up his credit score before moving into an apartment.

Getting Started: Renting An Apartment With No Credit History

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Life is full of seemingly impossible demands. For instance, getting your first job without any experience — because no one will give you a job just to get experience, right? Renting an apartment with no credit history can be equally frustrating read more

An apartment building goes up for sale after being listed by the landlord.

My Landlord Sold the Building. Now What?

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Rumors are running wild around the pristine pool, between the treadmills, and down the well-manicured walkways of your apartment. Word is that your apartment’s owner is selling the place. Sally Sue down in apartment 17 claims everyone has to move out by the end of the month, or the new owner will come in and repossess all property left in your apartment. Is Sally Sue right? What can you do in this situation? Read on to find the answers to the multitude of questions likely to be racing through your mind at this moment. read more

A delicious stew, prepared in an apartment without a kitchen.

No Kitchen? No Problem! Here’s How to Cook in a Kitchen-Free Apartment

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Long ago, in a land where many apartments had as much square footage as small houses, no one could have conceived of a unit without a kitchen. In fact, the apartments of old (less than 40 years ago) often had dining rooms, extra bedrooms and bathrooms, spacious decks and yards, storage space, and ample parking. […] read more

Mushy paste inside an instant pot

15 Foods To Avoid Cooking In Your Instant Pot

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One-pot cooking has been around almost as long as grilling over an open flame has. read more

A pristine example of an organized kitchen counter.

6 Tips to Declutter Your Kitchen Counters and Reclaim Your Cook Space

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Remember when you moved into your place and noticed how much counter space there was in the kitchen? Now, six months later, you struggle to find enough room on the counter to even set down a bag of groceries — and despite all your claims that a night prowler stole the extra space while you […] read more

A little girl finds a way to cool off in her parents' apartment without central air conditioning.

10 Cool Tricks To Beat The Heat Without Central A.C.

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Triple-digit temperatures are tolerable if you’re frolicking around a pool or playing tag with ocean waves, but if you’re stuck indoors with no air conditioning, sweltering summer heat can be a living hell. read more

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Shelves and Dressers

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No matter how much you’ve enjoyed that shelving unit you spent a whole day putting together with an Allen wrench or that dresser you scored for $10 at a garage sale, sooner or later you’ll want something new. But instead of shopping for replacements, why not use your industrious creativity to revamp those old pieces? […] read more

Cooking vegetables on a small grill.

Small Grill Recipes For Balcony Cookouts

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Many apartment balconies have room for a full-size barbecue grill — though some can barely accommodate a small one. Compact grills are great for simple things like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings, but with a little creativity, they can also be used to create read more

A combination refrigerator/freezer in an average apartment unit.

Space-Saving Tips For Apartment Refrigerator/Freezer Combos

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Since most apartments don’t have the space or appropriate hookups for freestanding freezers, renters are usually forced to make the most of the space available to them in a refrigerator/freezer combo. read more