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7 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Have In Your Apartment

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The uncomfortable reality of renting is that it is, as the term would imply, rented space as opposed to being owned. When it comes to apartment maintenance and upkeep, what’s expected of tenants can differ from one rental to the next. read more

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Creep It Real: Cool Halloween Recipes For a Scary Good Party

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Halloween gives adults one night to freely act like kids. You can dress up, eat more candy than you ever should, and prepare recipes that celebrate the holiday with clever presentations that amuse and sometimes horrify. read more

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The Perfect Houseplants for Your Apartment This Fall

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With cooler temperatures quickly heading our way in much of the U.S., you may be wondering how you can add some greenery to your living space this fall. Houseplants can certainly lend a touch of the great outdoors to any room — not to mention the fact that they liven up our surroundings at a […] read more

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Be Cool At The Pool: Community Pool Etiquette for Beginners

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Apartments with community pools are tenant magnets when temperatures soar. It makes sense, too, as they make for great places to beat the heat, get to know your fellow apartment dwellers, and unwind in general, read more

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15 Foods To Avoid Cooking In Your Instant Pot

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One-pot cooking has been around almost as long as grilling over an open flame has. read more

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A Tenant’s Guide to Furniture Maintenance

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From leather sofas to wooden chairs, all furniture needs a little TLC from time to time to stay in good shape. Still, the exact methods you use to protect your pieces from the wears and tears of daily life will vary depending on how old they are and what materials they’re made from. Read on […] read more

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Mouth-Watering Barbecue Recipes for Summer Fun

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Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs — all these things are guaranteed to taste their best when grilled over an open fire on your backyard barbecue. And while these classics will certainly keep bringing smiles to our faces for generations to come, sometimes it’s fun to up your grill game by trying out some new dishes. read more

A young man eating dinner alone in his apartment.

The Joy of Making Meals for One

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Depictions of people eating alone are often sad and misleading. They’re either wolfing down fast food pulled straight from a paper bag, digging into pints of ice cream with a soup spoon, or standing over the kitchen sink slurping beans from a can. Believe it or not, the joy of preparing meals for yourself is […] read more

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9 Household Items You’re Probably Overspending On

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Even those who pride themselves on getting by on just the basics spend a lot of money on consumable household items. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the average family spends around $762 each year on these products. Luckily, there are ways to keep your home clean and your personal […] read more