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Awesome No-Bake Cookies

It’s heating up. Fortunately these cookie recipes from Food Network require no baking! Awesome No-Bake Cookies recipes Schedule a tour with The Addison on Long Bayou!

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Five Tricks to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

At some point in your life, it’s almost inevitable that you will need to figure out how to decorate a small space…  That may be a small loft, a one-bedroom apartment, an office space, or some other room in your new house.  Regardless of what your small space design challenge may be, there are a five “hacks” or design tricks to

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5 Cleaning Habits You Should Be Following

When you form these five habits, you can forgo spring cleaning once and for all. If you rent an apartment, you probably don’t have a ton of space, and often, smaller areas are tougher to clean. You can get disorganized and cluttered fast, which doesn’t make your efforts any easier. However, you don’t have to wait around for spring cleaning

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Rookie Mistakes Everyone Makes During Their First Move

It’s a learning experience. Moving for the first time? Even if you think you know it all, you probably aren’t quite ready. A move, no matter how far, typically involves a lot of moving parts. And moving mistakes. Check out our list for some common first-time errors and to learn how you can avoid making them. 1. Packing up your

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Small Bathroom Design With A Big Impact

Whether you are moving into a new apartment or you have been there for a while, sometimes you might see a small bathroom and realize that it needs a fresh look.  Once you decide to give your small bathroom a face-lift, the next decision you need to make is what size of investment you are comfortable with.  Consider both the time and

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7 Coronavirus Elevator Safety Tips You Need to Follow

The ups and downs of elevator safety during coronavirus. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to roar across the United States and the world, getting the right information to stay safe in every situation can be overwhelming. Normally, having an elevator in your apartment building can feel like a luxury, but during a pandemic, it can quickly become an anxiety-inducing activity. According to Johns Hopkins research,

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Preventing Pet Damage In Your Apartment

It’s a dreaded phrase, indeed: pet damage. (Cue the shocked gasps.) We all love our furry friends so dearly, but we have to face the facts. Sometimes, pets can damage your apartment. Whether it’s accidents on the carpet, clawed door frames, scratched floors, or chewed up blinds, apartment damage is a common occurrence. We love our loyal, four-legged friends just the

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10 Reasons You Need Some Indoor Plants

Indoor plants have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and for good reason. Not only are they pretty, but they have a whole host of health benefits. And for apartment dwellers, they’re a great way to bring the outdoors in. Who needs a yard? In case you’re not already on the bandwagon, here are ten excellent reasons to become a

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What to Look for When Viewing Floor Plans Online

When searching for an apartment online, floor plans provide essential information about the layout of the unit. But they can also be somewhat confusing. If you’ve ever looked at an apartment floor plan and wondered … what does that symbol even mean? This guide is for you. DIFFERENT TYPES OF APARTMENT FLOOR PLANS Conventional Floor Plans A conventional floor plan

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How Much Square Footage Do I Need?

As you review the variety of floor plans available online, the square footage will likely be one of the first things you check. You may read a property description that says something like, “A terrific one-bedroom apartment with 900 square feet of living space.” That sounds great, but how big is 900 square feet? How much square footage do you

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7 Budget Recipes All New Renters Should Try

Eat well while saving money. Living on a budget doesn’t mean you have to dread mealtime. With a few essentials and little bit of creativity, you can make budget recipes that are anything but bland. A home chef is only as good as their spice cabinet so make sure to keep the essentials on hand. For a dollar or two

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9 Ways to Turn Your New Apartment into a Health-Promoting Sanctuary

Starting over — whether you’re just moving to a new apartment or embarking on a new adventure in a new city — is a great opportunity to reflect on your lifestyle and make some positive, healthy changes. If you’re ready for a fresh start, use these nine strategies and fitness wiki to turn your new apartment into a sanctuary that supports

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How Much is a Security Deposit on an Apartment?

When you consider moving to an apartment, you have to factor in all the costs. One of them is the security deposit. You probably know you need to budget for it, but how much is a security deposit on an apartment? And why isn’t the amount the same at every community? There are a few variables that determine that number.

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5 Benefits of Living in Luxury Apartments

When you think of luxury apartment living, what comes to mind? For many people, luxury apartment living means a beautiful apartment with new appliances, updated floors or carpet, and an expensive monthly rent payment. What many people don’t realize is that luxury living might SAVE you money in the long run. Below you will find 5 benefits of living in luxury

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5 Easy Cocktail Recipes Everyone Should Know

If there were ever a time for a good cocktail, it’s right now, to help take the edge off of living through a global pandemic. Bars and restaurants are still closed in most states, so meeting for drinks with friends, family or co-workers has switched to the digital sphere, with many of us signing off our work-from-home days with a virtual happy

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6 Reason Naps Are Good For You

Zzzzzzzzz… As a kid, being told to take a nap felt like a punishment. You’d have to leave your toys and put away your games to sleep. However, as an adult, you look back to childhood and wish you could have daily naps again. You probably regret ever complaining about being “forced” to nap and whenever possible, you try to

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