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A scratched hardwood floor.

How to Avoid Scratching Your Floors

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Over the last ten years or so, carpets have largely fallen out of favor as hardwood flooring (or at least flooring that looks like wood) experiences a kind of resurgence. Besides aesthetic appeal, the great thing about hardwood floors is that messes can be cleaned up much more easily on them read more

A pristine stainless steel refrigerator sits in a clean kitchen, with its upper door open to reveal a plethora of food.

Chill Out: Finding Great Deals on Cheap Refrigerators

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Frozen eggs, warm beer, wilted greens, curdled milk: all these are signs it’s time for a new refrigerator. An essential major appliance, refrigerators come in various styles and sizes to meet both individual and family needs — and the best part is that finding one that fits your aesthetic and budget is as easy as […] read more

A man meditates in the comfort of his own home.

Creating the Perfect Meditation Space

When you first move into a new rental, you start to get settled in and eventually find a place for everything to go. Every room tends to serve some kind of purpose — the kitchen, dining room, and bedroom are are all very practical spaces in which you cook meals, eat, and sleep. But sometimes […] read more

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A large vacant master bedroom.

Who Gets The Master Bedroom? 9 Ways To Decide

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Communal living always comes with challenges. Even if you were an only child, chances are there were some trying times with your parents. As an adult, cohabitating with other adults is fraught with disputes, often starting with who gets the master or largest bedroom in the apartment, condo, or house upon moving in. Solutions to […] read more

A mouse being released into the wild after being caught in a humane trap.

Humane Ways to Rid Your Apartment of Mice

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All tenants fear the possibility of unwanted critters like termites or rodents taking up residence in their apartment. Rodents in particular read more

A rack of clothes at a consignment store.

Everything You Need to Know About Consignment Stores

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“Hand-me-down,” “used,” and “second-hand” are all terms that make people uneasy when purchasing home furnishings, but if you’ve ever been to a consignment store before, chances are you came out with a completely different attitude. Often confused with thrift shops, consignment stores provide a unique buying experience that’s impossible to find at most run-of-the-mill discount […] read more

Young couple practices a little DIY apartment decorating.

Easy DIY Home Decorating Projects for Your Apartment

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Decorating feels like a chore for some people. After all, you may find the furnishings available in most stores to be a bit pricey, not suited to your personal taste, or even unable to fit the needs of your space. But you don’t have to resign yourself to the average home decor department. If you […] read more

Young woman thinks of what she wants to say as she prepares to write her landlord a complaint letter.

The Right Way to Write a Complaint Letter

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In an age where texts and emails are the preferred forms of communication, it’s safe to say that letter writing has become a foreign concept to many people. But in some professional situations — like when you need to complain to your landlord about problems with your apartment — you’ll find that a formal, typed […] read more

A young girl practices her music in her apartment, wearing headphones so as to be mindful of her neighbors.

Ways to Practice Your Music and Still Be a Good Neighbor

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“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life-bringing peace, abolishing strife.” — Kahlil Gibran Music is universal, and something that we all appreciate in our lives in one form or another. As Gibran says, it’s the “language” we all understand. Still, you’d be pretty hard-pressed to find anyone who appreciated […] read more