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Should I Paint My Rental?

Of all the “tools” in a renter’s “toolbox,” paint is a favorite. Not only is it relatively inexpensive and usually reversible, but it is truly one of the most effective ways to change the look and feel of any space. However, painting walls are not always allowed or necessarily the right decision. Before you crack open a can of fresh

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What steps should I take to set up my apartment for pets?

Whether you have just gotten a new pet or recently moved to a new place, it’s smart to get the apartment set up for your pet. If you have a dog or cat bed, find a spot for it that is out of the way and has no draft. Older pets may appreciate being located in a warmer area. You’ll

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How to Make Sharing an Apartment Simple and Easy

It isn’t easy, living with a roommate. But sometimes it’s necessary — whether you want to save money or rent a place close to work or school that you wouldn’t be able to afford on your own. If you’ve decided to live with another person, here are some tips to make it work for the both of you: Keep Important

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Top 10 Reasons Why Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows) 9. Dragging out boxes that haven’t been used since last season. 8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores. 7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for “specials” 6. Family coming to stay with you. 5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling. 4. Buying food you don’t normally buy…and in large quantities. 3. Days off from

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Decorating Your Apartment for Work-From-Home Success

With advances in digital technology, more and more people are now working from home. But while working from home provides a lot of opportunities and conveniences, it also brings some challenges. With limited socialization, fluid work hours, the presence of pets, roommates, and/or children, and no requirement to get dressed in “real” clothes each day, it can be easy to

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How Can I Make My Bedroom a More Environmentally Friendly Place?

Since a good deal of our lives are spent sleeping, it makes sense to try and create a healthy environment in the bedroom. You can do this by using natural products as much as possible. When shopping, look for things such as organic sheets and curtains and rugs made from substances such as organic wool. Not only will you be

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Your Guide on What to Buy Used or New For Your Apartment

No doubt about it: moving is expensive. After you’ve given a deposit, the first month’s rent, and you’ve paid all those pesky initiation fees to your utility providers, you might be short on cash. And you’ve probably got to furnish an apartment to boot. But fear not. By purchasing used goods, you can save yourself plenty. But there are certain

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7 Tips for Saving on Moving Expenses

There’s no doubt about it: moving is expensive. The average cost of moving within your state is about $1,170. And moving between states costs even more, at $5,630, according to the American Moving & Storage Association. That’s a lot of money, especially for young people just starting out. But moving doesn’t have to cost you more than your first month’s

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Bring the Outdoors Indoors

It’s frustrating to live in an apartment in the middle of the downtown part of a big city when you love the outdoors. Unfortunately, the city is where the jobs are and so nature lovers sacrifice trees and fields and mountains for the busy city life. You shouldn’t have to compromise on what you love, so here are some ideas

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10 Things to Do When Guests Are on Their Way

Did you get a surprise call that visitors are coming? Or maybe your house guests are arriving and you have not had time to do anything. Either way, we have the 10 things that you need to do when guests are on their way. Some of these will make your apartment look better and others will help to make your

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Where and How to Update Your Address When Moving

Once all the “fun” of moving subsides – and you’ve finally got the Wi-Fi up and running – it’s time to focus on one of the most important details following a move to a new rental: updating your home address. Gather and create a list of the services you use, because they will likely require you to change your address.

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2nd Friday’s in Dunedin!

Spend every second Friday of the month sipping, shopping & strolling through charming Downtown Dunedin! Local shops, restaurants & bars will be open for you to enjoy! This event is completely free! No wristbands or tickets required. Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Place:  John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park 420 Main Street, Dunedin, Fl 34698  Before heading up to Dunedin, stop

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How to Maximize the Space in Your Small Apartment

If you’re living in a small apartment, don’t let the lack of square footage get you down! You can organize, furnish, and decorate a small apartment to make it look more spacious than ever. It’s easier to do this room by room (or one conjoined room if you have a studio) to get a better of idea of what should

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Pet Friendly Apartments, dog friendly beach

Madeira Beach Dog Park Grand Re-Opening

Madeira Beach Dog Park is having a Paw-ty! Date: Friday, August 2nd Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Located a the dog park near City Hall. Join the fun!!  Enjoy food trucks for dogs and owners. Meet and greet with Clover the MBFD Fire Dog, Bow Wow Mobile Grooming and Medicine River Animal Hospital. Enter your fur baby for the photo

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Tailgate Tips: Grilling and Food Safety

Tents and tables are going up, grills are being lit and kick off is just hours away. It’s tailgate time! Make sure yours goes off without a hitch by following these food safety and safe grilling tips: Spoiled food spoils the party. Keep cold foods cold: Serve dips, eggs or mayo-based dishes on ice, or from an insulated cooler. Keep

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6 Ways to Manage Life on a Budget

There’s no denying that living on a budget can be tough. You’re constantly battling the feeling of “Should I buy this? Do I really need this? Can I afford this?” But don’t get stressed or upset because you are definitely not alone. So here are some tips and suggestions to help save that extra penny here and there! Pay Bills

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3 Tips for Hosting a BBQ on a Budget

Hosting a party doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. Consider trying these creative ideas to cut down on costs for your summer barbecue! Stuff with Veggies Not only do they taste great and are good for you, you’ll be able to save a little dough when you add a few more veggies to your kabobs. Try substituting meats

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5 Things NOT to Overlook When Apartment Hunting

The apartment search: a rite of passage in almost everyone’s life. It can be a very fun process, especially if you know what you’re looking for. However, many who dive into the rental search are unsure of exactly how to navigate the rough waters of property managers, leasing paperwork or staff, amenities, location and more.  Read on for a list of

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