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Kids' Room

Putting Together the Perfect Kids’ Room

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You’re moving to a new apartment with a kid (or kids!) in tow. Where to start? read more

small baby in towel after a bath

Small Space Baby: Incorporating a New Child into a Small Apartment

We recently brought home our first child—a beautiful baby girl. They let us out of the hospital, and I suddenly realized that I had no idea what I was getting into. read more

Apartment Balcony

Making the Most of Your Balcony

A balcony can provide a little private oasis of outdoor space in an otherwise enclosed apartment home: fresh air, natural light, and maybe even enough room for a little bit of a party. There are many ways we can enjoy our balconies — from barbecues to reading nooks and small gardens. read more

Fully-Stocked Refrigerator

Sharing the Refrigerator With Your Roommates

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Everyone has their own slightly weird preferences and habits. After all, we might not feel at home without all those posters of our favorite 80s rock bands or daily 5 AM yoga sessions. For the most part, roommates with different styles and schedules can work out agreements by doing whatever they want in their own […] read more

Nail Polish

Surprising Ways You Can Use Nail Products to Make Apartment Repairs

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Duct tape has long been touted as the king of all home repairs, but did you know that you may have an inexpensive jar of home improvement magic hiding in your cupboards that could give it a run for its money? Humble nail polish is good for so much more than just making fingers and […] read more

First Aid Kit

Creating a First Aid Kit for Your Apartment

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We never know when an accident might strike. We always hope that nothing bad will happen to us, but it’s definitely useful to prepare yourself for some basic injuries, such as paper cuts, splinters, and sprained ankles. Having a proper first aid kit assembled and on hand can make life’s little emergencies a lot less […] read more

Asking Questions

Ask These Questions Before Signing Your Lease to Save Money and the Environment

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When shopping for your dream apartment, creating a budget is a critical step. Usually, all of us know exactly how much we are able to pay in rent each month, so we look for a place that fits nicely within that price range. After moving in, however, we realize that rent is far from the […] read more

Puppy

Pet-Proofing Your Apartment

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When your pet is part of the family, it’s important to make your home safe and comfortable for them. When that home is an apartment, you’ll also have to learn how to avoid getting dinged with big cleaning and repair bills. As long as you make an effort to keep your space in good shape, […] read more

Cleaning the Kitchen Sink

Overlooked Spots You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Should Be)

I was recently reading a fascinating article about the bacteria that live and grow inside our showerheads. Surprised? I certainly was. I never would’ve guessed that the fixture responsible for getting me clean every day was actually housing a slew of less-than-sanitary germs. read more