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?

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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 […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Hurricane Season is Like Christmas

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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 […]

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, […]

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

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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 […]

How to Maximize the Space in Your Small Apartment

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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 […]