Think those spiders, mice, flies, and beetles creeping around your apartment will disappear with colder winter temperatures? Think again. Pest problems stick with you throughout the year unless you address them at the source!
Know what to look for so you can keep an eye out for apartment pests this winter. The sooner you spot a pest problem, the faster you can deal with it. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you been showering in standing water for the past week and a half? Does your sink fill up with water every time you brush your teeth? That drain clog won’t go away on its own, as much as you’d like it to.
Apartment drain clogs are one of the most common maintenance requests from apartment dwellers. Nobody—and we mean nobody—likes dealing with them. That’s what plumbers are for, right? But plumbers get expensive fast, and probably won’t be able to fix your drain clog for at least a few days.
So pull up your bootstraps (and your sleeves)! Let’s unclog that apartment drain together. Read the rest of this entry »
Filling your apartment with plants is an easy way to decorate, but did you know that the right plants can also improve your health, mood, and productivity? According to a recent study from NASA, apartment plants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours!
Whether you have a cozy studio or a sprawling loft, here are the six best apartment plants for a greener, healthier life! Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe your dog just couldn’t hold it any longer, or there’s a remnant of that green beer from St. Patrick’s Day decorating your living room carpet. Or, perhaps a splash of red wine escaped from your glass. Sound familiar? We’ll walk you through how to get stains out of carpet, since visible stains could prevent you from getting your full security deposit refund when you move out of your apartment. These carpet cleaning tips and tricks will help you get your carpet into great shape again—and get you that full security deposit back. Read the rest of this entry »
“BRRR! It’s cold in here! There must be some Toros in the atmosphere!” Or maybe you just have some old apartment windows? Yes, we’re quoting Bring It On, but it is a fitting description of your drafty apartment. Plus, we’re just excited to share these creative ways you can lower your heating bill this winter without damaging your apartment. So now, bring it on! (The savings, that is). Read the rest of this entry »
Do you call a studio apartment home sweet home? If so, you face the challenge—or maybe the thrill—of making your small space truly feel like home. With the right mix of furnishing and décor, studio apartments can become open, roomy, and welcoming spaces. With the wrong furnishings and decor, it can seemed cramped and downright dysfunctional. Make sure your studio apartment is the best it can be by avoiding these four small-space decorating no-nos! Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, pumpkin spice and everything nice. It’s that time of year! Whether you’re a longtime fall fanatic or you just want to change up your décor for the fall season, now is a wonderful time to add some seasonal decorations to your living space. Check out these renter-friendly, reversible ways you can add fall flair to your furnished apartment and start celebrating the coziness of autumn! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a homeowner, you have tons of options to winterize your abode. Install storm doors, upgrade your heating system, build walls or take them down! As a renter, your options are a bit more limited. Does that mean you’re stuck wearing a blanket and mittens around your apartment all winter? Far from it! There are a handful of quick, easy, and even cheap damage-free ways you can prep your place for winter and lower your energy costs. Read the rest of this entry »
The first official day of fall is September 22! Grab a pumpkin spice latte (and a glue gun) to start the season off right with these DIY fall decorations for your apartment, made from materials that you can find at the dollar store or on a nature walk! Read the rest of this entry »
If you think furnished apartments aren’t on-trend, think again. Living stylishly is one of the many advantages of renting a furnished apartment! From picking throw pillows to the season’s cutest patterns for your doormat, find out how to flip any furnished apartment into a home that feels absolutely fabulous. Read the rest of this entry »