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Saving Money on Your First Apartment

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Moving into your first apartment is an exciting time, but it can also be a little intimidating. After all, there’s a lot you’ll need once you’re living on your own — even little things you never put much thought into before, like can openers. read more

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7 Ways to Make Your Apartment Cozy for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us! For many of us, that also means battling blustery blizzards, cautiously conquering icy roads, and facing overwhelmingly crowded shopping malls. It’s during these times that coming home to a cozy apartment is ultra-important. read more

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Preparing Your Thanksgiving Dinner in a Small Kitchen

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Cooking in a small kitchen is difficult enough on a regular day — which is exactly why cooking a big family meal like Thanksgiving dinner in one can be absolutely catastrophic. read more

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Kitchen Organization Tools You Need to Start Using

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The kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. It’s not only the place where people prepare their food, but it’s also where they gather as a family, entertain friends, store everyday items like their keys, and even feed their pets. In short, it’s really the central hub of the home, which also means […] read more

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How to Get Your Security Deposit Back

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Landlords will often ask for a security deposit when you first move into a rental space, whether it’s a house or an apartment. That security deposit is to help them with any unexpected expenses, such as a tenant causing damage to their property or defaulting on rent. read more

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Simple Ways to Use Less Plastic at Home

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While plastic has become an integral part of our daily lives, it unfortunately has several harmful effects on the environment, wildlife, and even us humans. Plastic is a major source of pollution and waste that not only adds to our landfills but also ends up in our oceans. read more

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Top, Middle, or Bottom: Which Floor is Best?

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Whether you’re planning on moving into a high-rise or a low-rise apartment building, there are a lot of things to consider. One of those things should be which floor is best for you and your lifestyle: the top, middle, or bottom. read more

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Does Your Apartment Have Poor Insulation?

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Depending on where you live, cold temperatures are unavoidable as winter sets in. After a long day trekking through the snow, curling up in a warm, cozy home sounds like a good plan. Unfortunately, many apartments have poor insulation, but living there doesn’t have to be torture every winter. read more

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10 Ways to Add Color to Your Apartment Without Painting

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I love bold, bright colors when it comes to home decor. From my lime green couch to my teal dining table, I find ways to blend colors and patterns all throughout my home. Unfortunately my last two landlords didn’t allow bright paint on the walls. read more