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A young girl blows her nose vigorously as she battles off a nasty flu

20 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

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Flu season takes down lots of people every year. Even with vaccination, you can contract a unique strain of influenza and be out of commission for days or even weeks on end. read more

Girl uses a small room heater to help her and her cat survive the harsh winter.

Wintertime Updates Your Apartment Needs

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The chill of winter is fast approaching for many of us, and as temperatures continue to drop, we find that it’s often an uphill battle to keep the drafts at bay. Most people tend to crank up the thermostat during this time of year, which usually causes the utility bills to go way up. Fortunately, […] read more

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How to Prevent Cockroaches from Invading Your Apartment

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Most people can agree that cockroaches are a disturbing pest that needs to be gotten rid of. There are several approaches to eliminating cockroaches, which we’ve covered in a previous article. But how can you prevent cockroaches from returning once you’ve made them vacate your home? Read on for an overview of common cockroach characteristics and the best prevention methods. read more

A young woman suffers through her fall allergies.

Keeping Your Fall Allergies at Bay

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Many allergy sufferers let out a sigh of relief when spring is over. They feel the pollen dissipating as summer dawns and believe they’ll finally be free of sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and a scratchy throat until it comes back around the next year. read more

Young woman struggles to survive a power outage in her apartment

Surviving Apartment Power Outages

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Power outages always seem to happen at the worst times: the hottest night of the summer, the dead of winter, or during dinner. One minute, your TV is blaring, the AC is running at full force and you're hard at work on your computer ... and the next minute it's nothing but silence and darkness. Getting prepared for a power loss isn't hard. The problem is that most of us don't get around to it until we're already in the dark. read more

Man stresses out as he wonders how to break his lease agreement without paying any fines

How to Break Your Lease for Security and Safety Reasons

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It’s something no one wants to have to deal with: a situation has come up that necessitates you breaking your lease agreement. read more

Man suffers pet allergies after being exposed to his dog's dander.

Debunking Common Pet Allergy Myths

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Allergies are a serious problem for many people, with reactions ranging from flu and cold-like sniffling and sneezing to severe illness and even death. Unfortunately, the word “allergy” has been greatly read more

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Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Renters

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Thunderstorms are common occurrences in the summer months, especially in coastal areas. They can even turn into hurricanes occasionally, resulting in fatalities and a lot of property damage. read more

Young man rocks out as he dusts his apartment.

The Complete Apartment Dweller’s Dusting Guide

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It’s a chore most dread: you go from room to room armed with a feather duster, sneezing every ten seconds and straining to reach surfaces that are frustratingly just out of reach. read more