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A large vacant master bedroom.

Who Gets The Master Bedroom? 9 Ways To Decide

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Communal living always comes with challenges. Even if you were an only child, chances are there were some trying times with your parents. As an adult, cohabitating with other adults is fraught with disputes, often starting with who gets the master or largest bedroom in the apartment, condo, or house upon moving in. Solutions to […] read more

A rack of clothes at a consignment store.

Everything You Need to Know About Consignment Stores

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“Hand-me-down,” “used,” and “second-hand” are all terms that make people uneasy when purchasing home furnishings, but if you’ve ever been to a consignment store before, chances are you came out with a completely different attitude. Often confused with thrift shops, consignment stores provide a unique buying experience that’s impossible to find at most run-of-the-mill discount […] read more

Young woman thinks of what she wants to say as she prepares to write her landlord a complaint letter.

The Right Way to Write a Complaint Letter

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In an age where texts and emails are the preferred forms of communication, it’s safe to say that letter writing has become a foreign concept to many people. But in some professional situations — like when you need to complain to your landlord about problems with your apartment — you’ll find that a formal, typed […] read more

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How Safe is Your New Neighborhood? Things to Check Out Before You Sign That Lease

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Moving to a new neighborhood is exciting, because suddenly everything is different for you, from the place where you get your morning coffee to the place where you shop for groceries. On top of that, there are new opportunities to make friends, new areas to learn about, and breathtaking new vistas to soak in. But […] read more

When it comes to dealing with heavy-duty spills, you'll want to avoid cleaning with paper towels.

8 Bad Cleaning Habits That are Costing You Time and Energy

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Some view cleaning as a zen experience, while others regard it as a sort of necessary evil. Regardless of your own views on it, there’s no question that it has to be done. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save both time and energy on our chores by doing them way more quickly […] read more

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Need Some Extra Cash? Here are 9 Part-Time Jobs You Can Do From Home

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Even if you have a decent full-time job, there’s bound to be something shiny that catches your eye that you could have if you just had a little more cash flow — and one of the best things about modern technology is how easy it’s making it to earn that extra money without ever leaving […] read more

Woman seals a moving box with packing tape as she prepares to move out of her apartment.

Moving Out? These are Your Responsibilities as a Renter

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Whether your lease is up and you’re moving on to a nicer place or you’re breaking lease because you’re so desperate to leave behind the cockroaches and mildew of your present apartment, moving out is a major undertaking. It’s also a big personal step and can be very stressful to you as an individual. To avoid causing yourself further headaches than absolutely necessary, make sure to plan your move carefully and communicate successfully with your landlord about the moving process. read more

A well-decorated, modern master bedroom.

Creating the Perfect Master Bedroom

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A master bedroom shouldn’t be just the largest bedroom in the apartment — it should be a veritable Shangri-la focused on you and your partner’s most intimate wants and needs. A special place you daydream about when you’re stuck in traffic, arguing with your mother-in-law, or having a root canal. Practicality may come first when […] read more

A 30th Birthday Cake, with clutter visible in the background.

Movin’ On Up: 21 Items to Toss by Age 30

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Warm, fuzzy memories are absolutely magical. They make you laugh and cry, remind you of both better and worse times, and tell the story of how you became the person you are today. They don’t, however, need physical objects to back them up. By the time you turn 30, it’s high time to get rid […] read more