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8 Tips to Have a Summer Cookout While Social Distancing

Summer is synonymous with outdoor activities. Fireworks, swimming pools and, of course, cookouts are all things we expect to enjoy each summer. This year, though, it’s a little different. Social distancing is changing the way we approach our fun in the sun. While some may decide to limit their summer activities to their household only, others are missing friends enough

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5 Decoration Ideas to Make Your Balcony More Peaceful

Perfecting your patio for your summer staycation. The summer season is almost upon us, and in the past, that would have meant holiday weekend getaways or maybe a family vacation. But with coronavirus sticking around like that sunburn you got last Labor Day weekend, summer 2020 will require us all to get a little more creative. And while cities are beginning to

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New Roommate Rules During Coronavirus

Living with roommates is hard enough as it is, and even more so when you haven’t left the house in weeks. Coronavirus restrictions are still in place, which means you’ve got to keep yourself safe by staying home. To maintain your sanity and make sure you and your roommates are doing your part to stay healthy and safe, you’ve got to lay

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7 Fun Family Activities to Do During Coronavirus

You’re stuck at home, keeping your family safe. That means a second malady is infecting the household. We’re talking about cabin fever. There’s a cure for this fever. People actually survived and thrived in a time before malls, fast food joints, big box stores and chain restaurants. Our forebears somehow got by without the internet, radio or TV, so you

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7 Ways to Relax and Reduce Coronavirus Stress

Stress relief … social distancing style. As the coronavirus lockdown drags on, everyone is managing as best they can. We’re all muddling along, trying to keep upbeat and informed and safe. So, this week, we’re going to change things up. We’re going to make some small changes to our routine to help us manage our new normal with some coronavirus stress relief.

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How to Clean and Disinfect Items You Bring in Your Apartment

While quarantining from coronavirus, we always like to feel safe in our own homes. However, every time you return to your house or apartment from the grocery store or even just receiving a package, you’re potentially introducing new germs into your home. Even if you undergo regular cleaning on a normal basis, you may want to do some extra disinfecting

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Apartment Delivery Tips During Coronavirus

Safety tips everyone should be following right now. Delivery safety is a huge topic of concern during coronavirus. To keep ourselves isolated during this time, we need to limit contact, and having things delivered helps us to do that. Whether it’s groceries, packages or tonight’s dinner, staying safe in your apartment is the top priority. Here are ways to maintain delivery safety in

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How to Find an Apartment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A coronavirus apartment hunt may sound like the last thing anyone would do right now, as the virus continues to spread and shelter in place rules have been extended. The majority of states in the U.S. have told its residents to stay home and practice social distancing. As of this writing, there are about 750,000 cases of coronavirus in the

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How to Host a Video Meeting When Working from Home

Video conferencing is becoming the new normal across the U.S. as more and more people begin to work remotely. As simple as it used to be for us to walk into a conference room, sit down and have a face-to-face meeting, a lot more effort goes into hosting one from your home office, especially if it’s a makeshift workspace you set

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Maintenance Tips

Watch Tony the Maintenance Supervisor at The Addison on Long Bayou give helpful tips to our residents. We have an awesome maintenance team! Click here to check out Tony’s maintenance tips The Addison on Long Bayou now offers virtual tours.

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How to Fix Slow Internet Speed When Working from Home

We’ve got the need. The need for speed. Since you’ve already cleaned the guest bathroom and alphabetized the spice rack during the coronavirus pandemic, it might be time to get some real work done. But nothing kills productivity faster than slow internet speed. You and your spouse are trying to stay focused on separate Zoom conference calls for work. One child may be

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Coronavirus Safety Tips in Your Apartment

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives almost overnight. And with shelter-in-place orders handed down across the country, it’s crucial that apartment dwellers heed the mandates and suggestions from government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Living in an apartment during this crisis presents a unique challenge not faced by those who live in detached single-family residences. That’s

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3 Things to Know About Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is a special kind of insurance coverage that protects your residence even if you don’t own the building. Unlike homeowners insurance, renters insurance is primarily concerned with the contents of a rented unit, and not the structure of the building itself. Renters insurance policies often protect against loss of personal property, costs incurred by forced re-homing and natural disaster damages.

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The Best Apps for Your Side Hustle

It’s estimated that 44 million Americans have a side hustle. Picking up a side gig may be partly due to the fact that less than half of the workforce received pay increases in 2019. Perhaps a side income provides a faster way for you to pay off debt, save money or work towards making your side hustle your full-time reality. Nearly half of

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