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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

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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

A residential telephone pole displays neighborhood watch signs.

How Safe is Your New Neighborhood? Things to Check Out Before You Sign That Lease

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Moving to a new neighborhood is exciting, because suddenly everything is different for you, from the place where you get your morning coffee to the place where you shop for groceries. On top of that, there are new opportunities to make friends, new areas to learn about, and breathtaking new vistas to soak in. But […] read more

When it comes to dealing with heavy-duty spills, you'll want to avoid cleaning with paper towels.

8 Bad Cleaning Habits That are Costing You Time and Energy

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Some view cleaning as a zen experience, while others regard it as a sort of necessary evil. Regardless of your own views on it, there’s no question that it has to be done. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save both time and energy on our chores by doing them way more quickly […] read more

A cute Russian Blue cat lounges on top of a bed.

Best Cat Breeds for Apartment Living

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You finally moved into your new place, and now you’re looking to adopt a new pet. When it comes to furry friends, cats are (perhaps unsurprisingly) more popular than dogs — mostly because of their simple needs and fairly solitary, self-sufficient lifestyles. After all, you don’t have to worry about a cat getting bored or […] read more

A bright red chair and lighting fixture add splashes of color to a space without damaging their apartment's walls or floors.

Decorating Your Apartment Without Compromising Your Security Deposit

Like it or not, a security deposit is often a fundamental part of renting. After all, none of us particularly relishes the thought of handing over a chunk of change that we might not see for the foreseeable future. When it comes to personalizing an apartment, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how […] read more

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Need Some Extra Cash? Here are 9 Part-Time Jobs You Can Do From Home

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Even if you have a decent full-time job, there’s bound to be something shiny that catches your eye that you could have if you just had a little more cash flow — and one of the best things about modern technology is how easy it’s making it to earn that extra money without ever leaving […] read more