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Living Minimalist: 5 Tips for Downsizing to an Apartment

Are you getting ready to move to a smaller apartment? Are you worried about having too much stuff that might not fit into your new space? There are a few things to consider before taking the first steps to living … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Breeds That Make the Best Apartment Dogs

If you live in an apartment, you’ve probably been told that owning a dog is downright impossible. But that’s simply not true! In fact, there are many breeds that are well suited for apartment living and don’t need a big … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Giving Your Apartment a Cheap Makeover

Your apartment is a haven. It’s the place you come back to after a long day to unwind and relax. Sometimes, the apartments we rent aren’t the pinnacle of home design. They may be a little drab and dreary, which … Continue reading

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A Renter’s Guide to Getting Along with Your Neighbors

In today’s world, 36% of households rent their place rather than owning it. That’s the highest percentage the US has seen since 1965. Think about the wide array of people in that 36%: everyone from singles in their early 20s … Continue reading

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5 Innovative Tips On Living In A Small Space With Kids

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of your kids’ stuff that seems to be taking up your entire apartment? Is living in a smaller space with all of their stuff overwhelming you? Don’t worry! There are some pretty simple ways … Continue reading

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How Do Monthly Renting Costs Compare To Owning A Home?

To own or to rent. When considering housing choices, there are benefits and downsides to both. When you rent, if something breaks, you just call maintenance and they fix it. When you own a home, a leaky roof means a … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Great Apartment Party Without Ticking Off Your Neighbors

Whether you live in an apartment or a house, throwing a get together for friends and family is always a good time. However, when you are in an apartment, there are normally close quarters and it’s important to be considerate … Continue reading

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5 Cool Apartment Gadgets Every Renter Needs

Apartment living has surged in the past several years, thanks to the millennial generation boom. According to CNN, millennials currently outnumber baby boomers by 11 million, which means by the year 2020 one out of three Americans will be millennials. … Continue reading

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The Best Home Organization Tips for Apartment Dwellers

Keeping clean and organized is a secret key to health and happiness. It may seem counterintuitive – doing chores to feel happier. But it’s true. One study at Indiana University found that people with clean homes were happier than people … Continue reading

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Top 5 Small Space Living Hacks

More and more people are beginning to see the appeal of downsizing their lives. Minimalism is basically the philosophy that less is more. It can be a great feeling to clear the clutter from your apartment and realize that much … Continue reading

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