Procrastinators don’t get enough credit. Sure, you may wait until the last minute to do a task that you’ve known about for, oh, six months…but sometimes, that’s a good thing! Heck, as summer winds down, we bet you’re just now getting on top of that last-minute “summer party” that you decided to throw three months ago. But it’ll be the party of the century, right? And that’s all that matters. Kind of like everything else you do – when you get it done, it’s awesome.
With that in mind, it’s no secret that you probably haven’t begun thinking about furnishing your college apartment. Who needs months, or even weeks to plan your decor and unpack, let alone pick out the furniture? If you’re the procrastinator of the year, we salute you. We’ve also got some great ideas for furnishing your place last-minute; right after you eat pizza…while sitting on the floor of your empty apartment. Gotta keep with tradition after all! Read the rest of this entry »
By Kelly Schwarze
If Friday nights are usually spent in bed watching the 13-inch screen of your laptop, it’s time to take your movie marathons to the next level and create a home theater that will have all your friends and family members knocking down your door for a season pass. You can create a theater in your living room that will not only be just as thrilling as watching the latest chart toppers, but also provide plenty of opportunities to entertain your favorite people. Grab some popcorn and start imagining your new home theater with these five pieces. Read the rest of this entry »
Boxes are everywhere, the unpacking has begun, and a delicious deep dish pizza has been ordered – you’re officially moving in to your first place! Now, where do you even begin with furniture? Take a seat (on the floor?) and read on for ten pieces of furniture that every first apartment needs. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve had it! You just can’t take it anymore. You have to get out your current place and start fresh. Or, maybe you have to leave because your job calls you to relocate across the country. You could be a college student, moving in to your first apartment with roommates. Whatever the case, the time has come for you to move across the country.
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Depending on your style, an apartment with hardwood floors can feel cozy, swanky, or vintage. While hardwoods look good and certainly feel good under your bare feet, what about cleaning them? Here are some quick cleaning tips for apartment dwellers who want to make their hardwood floors shimmer and shine! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s that time of year again: time for tax paperwork that couldn’t be more complicated (bleghk) and a big fat check that couldn’t be more glorious (huzzah)! It’s time for your tax refund, and according to the IRS, this year’s average tax refund is a whopping $3,120. With that kind of money, you could go on a sandy beach vacation AND treat yourself to something nice. Why not give your apartment the makeover it’s been waiting for and upgrade your decor? Here’s how in three easy steps! Read the rest of this entry »
Well, you did it. You finally packed up that little life of yours and are officially moving into your first apartment. Look at you, adulting and stuff! Once you get over the chaos of putting everything you own into cardboard boxes and hauling it to your new abode, there’s just one thing left to do: make that humble abode a home. And nothing says “home” like the decor of your apartment. But wait a minute…are you thinking, “Decor? Isn’t that a fancy word for ‘decorations’? Sounds expensive.” Fear not, my budget-conscious friend. We’re here to give you some ways to save on turning your place into a whimsical wonderland (or a decked out den, or a pretty pad…whatever you want to call it, really). Follow our guide and you’ll be the king or queen of your quaint castle in no time. Read the rest of this entry »
When you rent an apartment, you sometimes have to live with a look that’s less-than-perfect. After all, in most cases it’s not like you can tear down walls or make permanent changes to a space you don’t own. This can feel especially limiting in kitchens, where storage can be short and the design pretty plain. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do some things to make your cooking space a happier place to be. Whether you are in a studio, a two-bedroom apartment, or a two-story townhouse, here are 5 simple options. Read the rest of this entry »
When you retreat back home from long day, are you coming back to a place of rest? If not, a little feng shui may be the answer. Start with the room that welcomes you home – the living room. Here are 6 simple ways you can achieve balance in your living room with your furniture rental pieces.
1. Stay organized and clutter-free
A living room that is clean and clutter-free is a good foundation of feng shui. Little things lying around the living room aren’t just an eyesore; they disturb the balance of the room. Solution: Use a cocktail table with drawers (think the Union Square Cocktail Table) and give small items like remote controls a new home so they’re out of sight and off your mind. Read the rest of this entry »
As we head toward the end of January, it may be slightly embarrassing to admit that you’ve still got decorations from the holidays decking the halls of your home. If you’re an apartment renter, the prospect of squeezing that artificial tree back into the corner of the coat closet may seem especially daunting. Whether you rent a one-bedroom apartment or a studio, have no fear! Here are 4 space-saving tips for how to pack away the holiday chaos in an orderly fashion.
Tip #1: Use old egg crates to store ornaments
Looking for a quick and easy way to store fragile ornaments? Simply take an old egg carton out of the fridge and place an ornament in each cranny and close the lid! Your ornaments are protected and organized in a snap! It no longer takes professional boxes, bags and tissue paper to store the tree décor.
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