Should I Paint My Rental?

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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 […]

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

Pup, fan

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 […]

How to Make Sharing an Apartment Simple and Easy

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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 […]

Decorating Your Apartment for Work-From-Home Success

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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, […]

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

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

7 Tips for Saving on Moving Expenses

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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 […]

Bring the Outdoors Indoors

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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, […]

10 Things to Do When Guests Are on Their Way

The Addison on Long Bayou, guest 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 […]

Where and How to Update Your Address When Moving

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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 […]