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Renters' Rights

Renters’ Rights: Civil Liberties Your Landlord Won’t Tell You About

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When a renter has a problem, a good landlord will try to fix it as soon as possible. After all, they want their tenants to be happy and stay with them long-term so they’ll have a lower turnover and spend less money on advertising, move-in renovations, etc. But then there are the proverbial landlords from […] read more

Best Time of Year to Find an Apartment

Moving On: The Best Times of Year to Shop for a New Apartment

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Moving to a new location feels a lot like many other life-changing events: a mixed bag of excitement, anxiety, stress, and joy. But unlike many of life’s major milestones, the apartment hunting experience can easily be made more focused and less nerve-racking. read more

Kitten

Apartment Pets: The Good, the Bad, and the Exotic

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If the privacy and solitude you once craved in apartment life grows old and you start to feel a bit lonely, a simple solution is to add a pet to the family. read more

Packing a Moving Box

Top 10 Tips for Packing Moving Boxes

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Moving is typically a double-edged sword. It’s exciting to start a new chapter in your life, but packing up all your stuff — not to mention unpacking everything at your new place — is typically a stressful process. read more

Preparing A Big Meal

Cooking Big Meals in Small Kitchens

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For some reason, even comparatively large apartments tend to skimp on kitchen space. The basics are usually included, but more often than not, they take up space instead of maximizing it. read more

Luxury Apartment

6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious

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You’ve probably seen pictures of an elegant celebrity home in a magazine or caught a glance of a posh room in a movie and thought, “I wish I could make my home look like that.” read more

Vertical Blinds

Replacing Vertical Blinds: 6 Chic Alternatives to Dress Up Your Rooms

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Architects seem to love big windows more and more with each passing year. Compare today’s structures with a few from the 60s, and you’ll notice that the windows have significantly increased in size, even in buildings with relatively small floor plans. read more

Kitchen Pantry

Keep It Simple: 16 Essential Kitchen Pantry Items

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While your apartment may not have a spacious kitchen, you can still find room for a stash of essential pantry items. read more

Spring Cleaning

Rites of Spring: 12 Tips to Wash Away Winter Grime

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Winter is the time to snuggle up with soft, cuddly throws, eat comforting soups and stews, and enjoy the challenges of cold weather with friends and family. But when you hear the chirp of the first spring robin and can comfortably leave home without a jacket, it’s time to air out the rooms, quilts, and […] read more