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How to Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

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While it might seem that it could be a pain to clean stainless steel cookware, with a little know-how and some friendly guidance, it really isn’t that bad. The following article will run you through four basic techniques for cleaning the different parts of stainless steel cookware, and can be applied to any stainless steel […] read more

Using an Apartment Floor Plan to Decorate Your Apartment

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You can save yourself an unbelievable amount of hassle by using your apartment floorplan to decide how you’re going to decorate your place before you even move in. Without one of these, you’ll spend the majority of your move-in day deciding where all your furniture will go, on which wall, how far into the room, […] read more

How to Clean the Dining Area in 15 Short Minutes

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The cleanliness of your dining room is very important to both the comfort and aesthetic appeal of your home, but it can seem like a time-consuming and tedious task to maintain a clean dining area. However, with a little knowledge and helpful hints, you can have a dining area that’s clean, well-organized and ready for […] read more

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Moving Day: How to Plan an Efficient Move

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Moving day will be here soon, and you’re probably trying to arrange an efficient, stress-free move. This article will detail the proper way to plan the big move to minimize frustration, mistakes and time wasted. Tying up Loose Ends at Your Old Place Nothing is worse than trying to get settled in your new apartment […] read more

Replacing Wall Artwork Periodically to Give Your Apartment a New Look

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Over time, the same decorating scheme in your apartment can get old. One way to shake things up a little is by occasionally replacing your wall artwork. New paintings, posters, tapestries and the like can make a big difference in the feel of a room, and should be changed on a regular basis. Buying New […] read more

Mild-Mannered Ways to Quiet Your Barking Dog

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If your dog won’t stop barking (and so, sadly, your neighbors see you as that person with the “annoying barking dog“) it can be very annoying and cause problems for yourself and your neighbors. This article will explore three ways you can quiet your dog, and enjoy some peace and quiet. Classic Obedience Training There […] read more

Simple Decorating Tips to Reduce Exterior Noise

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In the wrong area, an apartment can become annoyingly saturated with the sounds of vehicles, people or even natural sounds like waves and wind. This article will detail a few simple decorating tips to reduce exterior noise. Reinforce your Curtains As the first line of defense between your apartment and unwanted noise pollution, your curtains […] read more

How to Create a Zen Garden on Your Balcony

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The following article will give you some background information and building tips to show you how to create a Zen Garden. Firstly, if you’re a stickler for correctness, “Zen Gardens” are actually called Rock Gardens or karesansui in Japanese. For this article, however, we’ll call them by their given Western name, Zen Garden. Zen Gardens […] read more

How to Check if a Hard Wired Smoke Detector Is Working Properly

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Smoke inhalation and a fire emergency injure thousands of people every day, and a hard wired smoke detector can make for a safe apartment. The nature of a hard-wired smoke detector means that if one unit goes off, they all go off at once, ensuring that no matter where you are in your home, you […] read more