Decorating on a Budget

living room, area rug, sofa, chair, artwork

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! […]

Plants that Naturally Repel Mosquitos

herbs, rosemary, basil, potted plants

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 […]

6 Tips for a Cozy Spa-Like Apartment Bathroom

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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 […]

How to Make Sharing an Apartment Simple and Easy

bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, roomates

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, […]

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 […]

Creative Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills

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Utility bills can sneak up on us and really put a dent in our wallets. We may think we’re being diligent in saving energy, but there are so many things we don’t even realize we’re doing that cost us money. Don’t worry, though, there are a lot of simple and effective ways to lower your […]