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3 Things to Know About Roommates

You don’t even need to leave your house to have a social life. A roommate is someone with whom you share your living space. There are lots of reasons you might want a roommate — to help with finances, for safety or even just to have someone to chat with every so often at home. 1. A roommate shares the

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6 Coronavirus Gym Alternatives for You to Stay Active

The novel Coronavirus has swept across the world and shut almost everything down — including our gyms. Furthermore, most of us are sheltering in place and have been asked to follow social distancing practices by staying away from others and, preferably, staying home and not leaving the house. But mental and physical health is important, and both are supported by consistent exercise.

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Friendly Dog Breed by State

We found out which breed is top dog where you live. From movies to books, dogs have been part of our daily lives as companions for a long time. There were approximately 89.7 million dogs owned as pets across the country in 2017 and that number keeps increasing. Depending on where you live, certain breeds may be a better fit for you than others

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3 Things to Know About Quiet Enjoyment

Quiet enjoyment sounds like the ideal term to describe a rental situation, but it actually has a specific legal meaning. Quiet enjoyment is the agreement between renters and property owners that assures a safe unit, free of disruptions or issues that inhibit living. Quiet enjoyment is not an agreement that promises absolute silence. Instead, it’s a promise to provide housing

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Tips for Working from Home in a Small Space

We’re all currently working from home. Even if you spend a portion of your day still on location, home is now the hub when it comes to productivity. “As the coronavirus spreads, working from home is the new reality for many U.S. workers,” according to Business Insider. The issue isn’t that you have to work remotely, it’s that everyone else

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3 Thing to Know About Oversized Closets

Is it oversized or is it perfectly-sized? Many would argue there’s no such thing as an oversized closet, but an oversized closet is a feature included in many rentals — a feature you might want to consider hunting out. An oversized closet is a closet that’s intentionally larger than normal. Oversized closets are sometimes found in standard rentals but are

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Plants Your Pets Should Avoid

Spring is almost here and that means spring cleaning is in full effect.  Decorating your apartment with plants and flowers is a great way to liven up your space.  Bringing nature in your home and watching everything bloom is a great reminder of the warmer months that are on the way.If you have pets, however, it is very important to find out

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What to Do if You’re Quarantined Because of Coronavirus

Coronavirus is spreading across the nation and the world. As more people are exposed to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or are in contact with those that have been, quarantines (by government order or by choice) are increasing in many communities. In places like New York and New Jersey, large clusters of people have been asked to stay at home out of an abundance

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How to Effectively Rearrange Your Apartment Furniture

If you’ve been living in your apartment for years or even just six months and are searching for a way to refresh your space, rearranging the furniture is one of the easiest ways to make your home feel brand new without a complete overhaul. Ana Zuravliova, an interior designer at Blinds Direct based in the UK, gave us seven tips

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How Much Can You Customize Your Leased Apartment?

Apartment living can be great. It has its downsides though, and one is that there’s lots of things you wish you were in charge of, but aren’t.Regulations vary from landlord to landlord and every lease has its share of fine print. Here are five things you should never assume you’re in charge of when renting an apartment: Plants Yes, growing

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20 Sweet and Sensible Decorating Ideas

You don’t have to be an interior decorator to make your apartment look fashionable and inviting. Just a few easy updates will give your apartment a fresh, new look – and it won’t cost you a lot of time or money. Here are 20 ways to express your style and creativity in your space: Update a lampshade with some paint.

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How to Build a Wedding Registry Fit for Apartment Living

Creating a wish-list of all the items you and your significant other want can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. However, creating a registry can be a little more difficult if you live in a small apartment. You have your eye on that shiny new mixer, but where will you put it? You need items that

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5 Easiest Ways to Deal With Wrinkles in Your Clothing

For people who live in a cozy apartment, ironing clothes can feel extremely difficult, or even impossible. Putting out your ironing board and running it over all the clothes that need to be pressed is labor-intensive and takes a lot of time, not to mention a lot of space, with how large ironing boards are. The problem is, lots of jobs

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Best Movies of 2019

Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket, and snuggle up to these fabulous films of yesteryear. Click this link for the best movies of 2019. Stop by The Addison on Long Bayou for a tour!

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