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Movin’ On Up: 21 Items to Toss by Age 30

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Warm, fuzzy memories are absolutely magical. They make you laugh and cry, remind you of both better and worse times, and tell the story of how you became the person you are today. They don’t, however, need physical objects to back them up. By the time you turn 30, it’s high time to get rid […] read more

A young man eating dinner alone in his apartment.

The Joy of Making Meals for One

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Depictions of people eating alone are often sad and misleading. They’re either wolfing down fast food pulled straight from a paper bag, digging into pints of ice cream with a soup spoon, or standing over the kitchen sink slurping beans from a can. Believe it or not, the joy of preparing meals for yourself is […] read more

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Allergy-Proofing Your Apartment

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Allergy sufferers — a group which more than 50 percent of the US population claims to fall in — typically know what seasons affect them the most and arm themselves with medicines and tools to fight the symptoms well ahead of time. But many people don’t realize that the air we breathe in our homes […] read more

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ApartmentRatings Prohibits “Review Gating”

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ApartmentRatings will take action against practioners of “Review Gating” as it lacks authenticity Review Gating has been on the rise as reputation management firms conduct surveys and other firms provide rewards programs with gamification to identify the most favorable opinions and encourage them to write a review. This leads to the same authenticity problems caused by incentivized reviews. We […] read more

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9 Household Items You’re Probably Overspending On

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Even those who pride themselves on getting by on just the basics spend a lot of money on consumable household items. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the average family spends around $762 each year on these products. Luckily, there are ways to keep your home clean and your personal […] read more

A young woman working out her abs with her Stealth Core Trainer.

9 Essential Gadgets for the Modern Home Gym

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To get a good workout in 10 years ago, you had to traipse to a local gym, hope the equipment you needed was available and in working order, and then pack up all your stuff and trudge back home. Today, thanks to incredible advances in home gym technology, you can have a great workout suited […] read more

A young couple loading several moving boxes into a van.

Top 14 Places Get Cheap (or Free) Moving Boxes

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Moving into a new home is one of those unique life events that combines excitement, stress, and dread. A fresh start is stimulating, packing and throwing away junk is physically and emotionally draining, and hauling things around is just plain hard on your body. read more

A young woman cooking without a microwave in her apartment kitchen.

7 Apartment-Friendly Microwave Alternatives

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Anyone born after 1960 probably can’t remember life before microwave ovens. read more

Brother and sister race through their new apartment home with moving boxes in hand.

Raising Kids in Small Spaces

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Raising kids in an apartment can be a challenge. No matter how big it is, kids always seem to exist in packs — which means it always seems crowded. read more