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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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Pied-à-Terre: The Second Home That Could Save You Time and Money

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When people complain about work, it’s often not about the job itself but the toll it takes on their lives in the form of local commuting, out-of-town business trips, stressful packing and unpacking, and time away from family and friends. Whether you’re just starting to make your mark in your profession or finally on the […] read more

Fire breaks out in an apartment building

Fire Safety for Renters

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Few things are worse than a fire breaking out in your rental or apartment building. You may be wondering how you could get out safely if one were to happen, read more

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The Best Furniture Arrangements for Small Living Rooms

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Since most apartments don’t have dens, rec rooms, or kitchens large enough for entertaining, the living room is usually the best place in them for hanging out with friends and family. And while small living rooms are challenging to decorate, it’s often even more difficult to 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

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Matte or Gloss? Which Paint’s Best for Your Apartment?

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If you’re like most people out there, it’s important to you to put your own personal touch on your home. One of the first things you’ll probably consider in that regard is painting the walls a new color upon moving in. 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

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What To Do When Your Landlord Raises the Rent

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Renting a home generally comes with a few problems, from noisy neighbors to total strangers parking in your allocated garage space. While most of these problems are solvable, nothing compares to an unexpected rent increase. You may feel helpless, angry, or a little of both right now, but you need to remember to explore your […] read more

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My Lease Application Was Denied: What Now?

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It could be that you’ve been renting for a few years now, or perhaps even a few decades. Whatever the case may be, it definitely isn’t your first rodeo. So when it comes to applying for a new apartment, you’re feeling pretty confident. read more