Health & Safety

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

Bed Bug

Dealing With Bed Bugs

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If you suspect you have bed bugs, you’re in for a bit of work! read more

First Aid Kit

Creating a First Aid Kit for Your Apartment

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We never know when an accident might strike. We always hope that nothing bad will happen to us, but it’s definitely useful to prepare yourself for some basic injuries, such as paper cuts, splinters, and sprained ankles. Having a proper first aid kit assembled and on hand can make life’s little emergencies a lot less […] read more

Home Gym

Creating a Home Gym

You might think that a fully-functional home gym could never fit inside of your small apartment, but if you use a bit of ingenuity and some inventive storage solutions, you’ll find that you have plenty of space to work up a sweat. read more

Cleaning the Kitchen Sink

Overlooked Spots You Probably Aren’t Cleaning (But Should Be)

I was recently reading a fascinating article about the bacteria that live and grow inside our showerheads. Surprised? I certainly was. I never would’ve guessed that the fixture responsible for getting me clean every day was actually housing a slew of less-than-sanitary germs. read more

Home Security System

Home Security for Rentals

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Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t install a great security system. Technological advancements have eliminated the need for landline-based setups and given apartment dwellers plenty of options to choose from when securing their homes. read more

emergency kit

Be Prepared: Helpful Hints to be Ready for Home Emergencies

Last month some good friends nearly lost their home. They live in a duplex with one shared wall, and late one evening, their shared-wall neighbor rang the doorbell three times in quick succession; they knew something was wrong. read more

children's furniture

7 Safety Tips for Choosing Children’s Furniture

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When sourcing children’s furniture, your first consideration may be how bright, fun, and funky it is, or whether it works within the overall theme of your child’s bedroom or nursery. read more

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How to Increase the Security of Your Apartment

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When I moved out on my own for the first time, I was always a little weary whenever I got home. read more