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Getting a Great Night's Sleep

How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

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Getting a great night’s sleep is super important for your overall health and happiness. When we don’t get enough sleep, we feel tired throughout the day — not to mention the fact that our productivity, emotions, and physical health are also affected. Given all that, it seems like the best way to guarantee yourself a […] read more

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11 Common Plants for Small Container Gardens

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Small container gardens are becoming more popular now that a lot of people are choosing to live in smaller homes and apartments. One of the things that really bummed me out when I first started living in my first apartment was having to give up my large backyard garden. However, I eventually learned that many […] read more

Surviving the Summer Without Central Air Conditioning

Surviving the Summer Without Central Air Conditioning

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Summer is officially here, along with all the things we love about it — and a few that we hate about it. Like heat waves. read more

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Waterbeds: Should You Get Rid of Yours Before Moving into Your New Apartment?

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  Remember waterbeds? Developed in the 1960s, they rose in popularity quickly and remained a desired item throughout the 70s and 80s. Eventually people fell out of love with them and sales eventually dwindled into the 90s and early 2000s. Now, they’re mostly a thing of the past. Still, there continues to be a surprising […] read more

Apartment Tour

Everything to Look For When Touring an Apartment

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Finding your next home can be an exciting time! But just because an apartment looks like your dream home doesn’t mean that it necessarily is. There are a number of things to look for when touring an apartment — things that are best found out sooner rather than later, lest you should find yourself in […] read more

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Bad Landlord: How to Tell Before Signing a Lease

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Finding a place to rent can be a hassle. A house or apartment that seems too good to be true, is probably just that. No matter how dreamy your potential new home may be, you really should do your homework—not only on the property itself, but also on the person who will be renting it […] read more

Save Money on Utilities

9 Ways Renters Can Cut Utility Costs

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Some renters are lucky enough to find a place that includes utilities in the price of their rent. I was one of those fortunate ones for both my first and second apartments, but when I moved into a townhouse just this year, I suddenly had to pay for gas, energy, and water on top of […] read more

Pet Stain

How to Get Rid of Pet Odors Left Behind by Previous Tenants

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Found the perfect apartment but undecided because of pet odors left behind by previous tenants? Fortunately for you (and the landlord), there are plenty of ways to get rid of pet odors so you don’t have to continue searching for your dream home. read more

Spring Decorations

Simple Ways to Decorate for Spring

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When it finally starts to feel like spring, we can’t help but smile and take advantage of the warmer weather. This is especially true for those of us who live in parts of the world that experience four distinct seasons. But digging out your dresses, capris, and light jackets isn’t the only way to bring […] read more