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An empty, unusually shaped closet space.

Making the Most of an Unusual Closet Space

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Apartments and homes built in the last 20 or 30 years typically have nothing but standardized closets scattered throughout their interiors, each one usually equipped with sliding doors to keep hinged ones from taking up precious space. But if you live in a place that’s older, you may find that a few of your closets […] read more

Black and white living space, with a bicycle hanging from the wall behind the couch.

Smart Ways to Store Your Bike

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Bicycle ownership is only going up in the U.S., with an increasing number of urbanites choosing to commute to work via bike or simply pick up cycling as a fun hobby. Even if you’re not a Tour de France hopeful, read more

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The Pros and Cons of Renting Appliances

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You’ve just moved into your new apartment, and all the furniture donated by your friends and family is finally in its place. But then you realize you’re missing the creature comforts that, for many, are as vital to survival as running water and heat: a big screen TV, an Xbox, and more importantly, a stove, […] read more

A young man hangs out with his roommate - and his new significant other.

How to Handle Your Roommate’s Significant Other

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"After college, I got an apartment with an old friend from high school," says Brooke, a 25-year-old media relations assistant living in Washington, D.C. "We were both single and loved going out. It seemed like the perfect living situation until my roommate started dating a guy from her grad program. All of the sudden, I had a third roommate. He hung around the apartment while she was in class, eating my food and hogging the bathroom. I didn't even like the guy." read more

A black leather loveseat sits cozily in a small living area.

The Best Small-Space Furniture Buys For Under $150

Gone are the days of moving into a new apartment and wondering how you’re going to fill it up so voices don’t echo off the walls. Today, you pay more and more for less and less space — but that doesn’t necessarily mean our needs as renters have changed. read more

A modern apartment building pool.

Making the Most of Your Apartment Building’s Swimming Pool

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Certain apartment buildings come with extra amenities like gyms or swimming pools. These facilities are great for several reasons. For starters, you get some convenient options for staying active. On top of that, they give you a chance to interact with your fellow tenants and make new friends. Plus, you’ll find your community swimming pool […] read more

Frustrated girl scolds her careless, messy roommate.

10 Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore When Choosing a Roommate

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Finding a good roommate is as difficult as finding a good life partner. The chemistry has to be right. You don’t need to agree on everything, but there does have to be give-and-take, mutual respect, and open, honest communication. And much like taking a leap into a romantic relationship, there are no guarantees that the […] read more

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