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Five Tips on Maximizing Your Bedroom for Sleep

After a long day working, you probably want to curl up in bed and relax. But just how do you create a soothing and welcoming environment where you can instantly fall asleep? For tips on maximizing your apartment bedroom for sleep and relaxation, we consulted Heather Hess, lead designer of interior design platform Swatchpop!, who gave us the lowdown on

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Do’s & Don’ts for Starting a Decorating Project

Hi there!  Are you all moved in and settled? If so, you might be ready to tackle your first decorating project! Before you head out to your nearest furniture store, here are a few helpful dos and don’ts to keep in mind! Do’s Do de-clutter and get rid of things you don’t need or use. If you need help figuring out

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5 Tips to Host Thanksgiving in Your Apartment.

I just love hosting parties; it is absolutely my favorite thing to do. While most people squirm at the thought of the planning, preparing and cleaning, I relish in it. To me, it’s fun! It is also a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. But I do have to say that at times it can be frustrating

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Need More Activity In Your Apartment Lifestyle?

There are many ways that apartment living can actually contribute to a healthy lifestyle. These simple things can be included in day to day activities to help you maximize the amount of exercise you get. Here are some great basic health and fitness tips for apartment living to help you make the most of what you’ve got: Those trips to

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30th Annual St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Block Party!

Join the St Petersburg Fire Rescue on Saturday, October 12 from 10am- 2pm at Fossil Park.  This event will have free food and drinks, face painting,  lifeline helicopter landing, K9 demonstration, side by side live burn demonstration, a bounce house and much more! Admission is Free! Date:  Saturday, October 12 Time: 10am-2pm Location: Fossil Park – 6635 Dr. Martin L. King

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What Millennials Love About Living in an Apartment

If there is one hot trend amongst Generation Y, it is their love for apartment living! According to Forbes, only 11 percent of consumers ages 20 to 29 have a mortgage, compared to 30 percent of all consumers nationwide. Since a hefty down payment and solid credit are harder to achieve (especially with outstanding student loans), many young adults are

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Decorating on a Budget

It’s time to get creative! If you’re decorating style is stuck in a rut but you have little to no money to do anything about it, check out these great ideas. Most don’t require you to purchase anything, just using things you already have in your house. But boy will these ideas do the trick! •Turn a quilt into a

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Ways to Add Space to Your Small Living Room

Apartments are not known for being exceptionally large, but that doesn’t mean your space has to feel tiny. There are some tricks of the trade that can make any room feel larger than it is. From simple fixes to trial and error rearrangement, I’m going to walk you through five ways you can make your space feel larger than it

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Be spooked by unexpected terrors around every corner at this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens! The park will be open from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m on select nights through the end of October. For 22 nights, this haunting Halloween event takes over the theme park, promising screams and shrieks all night long. Howl-O-Scream is returning for its 20th year, so the 2019

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Plants that Naturally Repel Mosquitos

Sometimes you just want to sit outside on your apartment balcony and enjoy the fresh air. That is until the mosquitos have you running back inside. What can you do? You can spray yourself in chemicals and hope for the best. But what about a more natural remedy? Try adding some of these plants that repel mosquitos to all of

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6 Tips for a Cozy Spa-Like Apartment Bathroom

When I rented my apartment, I was so excited to have a fresh new space. Moving from an older home, it was great to get a larger bathroom with modern upgrades. The only problem was the lack of homey touches that lend personality and interest. Thankfully, I had a few ideas to immediately remedy the situation. In this post, I’m

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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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