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A little girl finds a way to cool off in her parents' apartment without central air conditioning.

10 Cool Tricks To Beat The Heat Without Central A.C.

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Triple-digit temperatures are tolerable if you’re frolicking around a pool or playing tag with ocean waves, but if you’re stuck indoors with no air conditioning, sweltering summer heat can be a living hell. read more

A sofa bed set up inside a small space living room.

Our Favorite Fold-Out Beds for Small Apartments

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For tenants who don’t have a lot of square footage to work with, such as those renting out a studio or efficiency apartment, it can prove challenging to shop for essential furnishings like beds. If space is a concern for you, it might seem like there are very few ways around your predicament. Rest assured […] read more

A sleek dresser with elegant matching decor pieces on top.

Cheap and Easy Ways to Spruce Up Shelves and Dressers

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No matter how much you’ve enjoyed that shelving unit you spent a whole day putting together with an Allen wrench or that dresser you scored for $10 at a garage sale, sooner or later you’ll want something new. But instead of shopping for replacements, why not use your industrious creativity to revamp those old pieces? […] read more

Two best friends laughing together in their new apartment

How to Make the Most of Living With Your Best Friend

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For a lot of young and/or single folks, choosing to go in on a lease with a good friend makes sense on a lot of levels. read more

Cooking vegetables on a small grill.

Small Grill Recipes For Balcony Cookouts

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Many apartment balconies have room for a full-size barbecue grill — though some can barely accommodate a small one. Compact grills are great for simple things like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings, but with a little creativity, they can also be used to create read more

A problematic neighbor harasses a young couple in their apartment

How to Deal with Neighbor Harassment

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In a perfect world, we’d all be able to trust our neighbors. Maybe we’d read more

A combination refrigerator/freezer in an average apartment unit.

Space-Saving Tips For Apartment Refrigerator/Freezer Combos

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Since most apartments don’t have the space or appropriate hookups for freestanding freezers, renters are usually forced to make the most of the space available to them in a refrigerator/freezer combo. read more

Apartment dweller steam cleans their couch

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

A small, modern pied-à-terre apartment.

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