Health & Safety

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7 Apartment-Friendly Microwave Alternatives

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Anyone born after 1960 probably can’t remember life before microwave ovens. read more

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Apartment Security for Single Women

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Every year, more and more women choose to live alone. Seasoned single-dwellers enjoy privacy, independence, the freedom to decorate (or not) as they choose and entertain whom (and when) they like, and the luxury of eating and drinking as much they want sans comments or criticisms. It’s certainly a great lifestyle, but is it safe? […] read more

A happy family enjoying a walk through their neighborhood with their dog.

What Makes a Walkable Neighborhood?

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Design trends come and go in residential life, but what people really want out of their neighborhoods — friendly neighbors, safe streets, and attractive housing — is unlikely to change any time soon. Another thing that’s unlikely to change is the public concern with walkable urbanism. read more

A young woman eating a delicious salad in the comfort of her kitchen.

Healthy Habits to Work Into Your Home Life

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While habits are often portrayed in a negative light, good habits like bathing, brushing your teeth, and feeding your goldfish can also be established. The best part is, incorporating patterns into your daily life that boost your physical and mental health is easy — especially if you ease into them and allow them to bloom […] read more

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The Beginner’s Guide to Babyproofing

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Your tiny infant has grown into a squirming, crawling, little person before your very eyes. The only downside to them growing up (other than the fact that they’re not that squishy little newborn they once were) is that they are now able to get into everything. Once your baby starts to crawl, and eventually, walk, […] read more

Getting a Great Night's Sleep

How to Get a Great Night’s Sleep

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Getting a great night’s sleep is super important for your overall health and happiness. When we don’t get enough sleep, we feel tired throughout the day — not to mention the fact that our productivity, emotions, and physical health are also affected. Given all that, it seems like the best way to guarantee yourself a […] read more

Trash Cans

Making Your Apartment Smell Great

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Does this sound familiar? It's been a long day at work, you want nothing more than to come back to your apartment and relax. You walk up the stairs and unlock the door. Before you even have the chance to turn on the lights, your nose tells you what you don't want to know: your apartment stinks! Sure, once you've settled on the couch and turned on the TV, the bad smell seems to have faded. Don't be fooled--your apartment smells as bad as ever. Your olfactory system has just acclimated itself to the funk. Planning on having friends or a significant other over anytime soon? You've got to get rid of that smell first. read more

Air Pollution

How to Improve the Air Quality In Your Apartment

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If you live in an inner city, it can be hard to believe the phrase “let’s go outside and get some fresh air.” But despite all the car exhaust, industrial fumes, and smog found in the urban outdoors, the air inside the average American home is still two to five times more polluted. This is […] read more

Bad Weather

Preparing Your Apartment For Bad Weather

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No matter where you live, there’s always a chance of bad weather. It could be a severe thunder or snowstorm, or it could be something much bigger like a hurricane. Regardless of what kind of bad weather it is, there are a few basic steps you can take to prepare your apartment for it. read more