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  • Protect Yourself & Others From Zika

    Use the tips below to protect yourself & others from Zika Following these tips will help to protect you, your partner, your family, your friends, and your community from Zika. The more steps you take, the more protected you are. Prevent mosquito bites Zika virus is spread to people mainly through the bite of an […]

  • Growing an Apartment-Friendly Container Garden

      Enjoying the many benefits of apartment living doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the opportunity to plant and nurture a garden of your very own.  Container gardening is perfectly apartment-friendly and a great way to enjoy the benefits of growing your own fresh produce or just adding natural beauty to your patio or balcony. […]

  • Cleaning Your Apartment Oven without Chemical Fumes

      Your apartment oven designed with a heat setting that’s used periodically to basically burn off all of the food residue that accumulates over time. While this is pretty effective, in general, even a regularly-cleaned oven will take on a layer of burned-on residue over time. This isn’t a cleaning regimen that you’ll have to […]

  • Big Storage in an Apartment Kitchen

    Apartment kitchens are designed to be as space-efficient as possible. That doesn’t mean, however, that your apartment kitchen has to feel cramped if you are a chef. All you need are a few of our favorite space-saving apartment kitchen storage solutions!   Hang it! Use stick-on hooks (like Command™ hooks) for hanging things on walls […]

  • Seven Ways to be Happier in Your Apartment

      You’ve put lots of thought into choosing the right apartment; but happiness at home isn’t just about your walls. It’s also about how you live inside of them. What happens inside of our apartment affects our mood, our life and our happiness in a big way! Here are a few simple tips that will […]

  • The Apartment Hunter’s Four Step Guide to Success

      Choosing an apartment isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. After all, you’re talking about choosing the place that will become your shelter—one of your most basic human needs. Odds are, you’re going to be committing to that decision for at least the next year, which is the typical term of an apartment […]


    If you want to turn a hater into a fan, just get them to do you a favor. That’s what Benjamin Franklin did when he faced a powerful enemy while running for office in Philadelphia. Well known at the time as a collector of fine books, Franklin asked if his hater would lend him a […]

  • 10 Things to Remember When You Move To Your New Apartment

      No matter how organized you are when you make a move, it’s still possible to leave something accidentally behind when you leave your old place to move into your new apartment. Here’s a list of ten things that you might not have thought of when putting together your moving plan:   Retrieve hidden valuables […]