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Relaxing at Home

Creating a Relaxing Home Atmosphere

Home is our place of refuge. It’s a place where we can kick our feet up and forget all the troubles of the day. Whatever you like to do at home — whether it’s reading a book, catching up on your favorite shows, or just taking a bit of a snooze before dinner — it’s […] read more

Fast Food Your Mainstay? Healthy Homemade Meals for Tiny Kitchens

If you’re like many apartment dwellers, your kitchen is just about big enough to accommodate yourself and one other person. When the two of you get together to whip up a gourmet storm, you constantly have to interrupt your chopping or dicing to move aside for the other person to pass by or open the […] read more

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Home Yoga: An Easy Path to Inner Peace and Personal Growth

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After a few days or maybe a week of self-quarantine, most people get edgy. There are no more cookies to bake or board games to play, and the phrase “Netflix and chill” has turned from a light-hearted suggestion to a last-ditch chance at entertainment. And whether you’re hunkered down completely alone or with a few […] read more

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

A cockroach crawls along a wooden surface inside a home

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