It’s the dead of winter, and instead of cozying up inside with a good book, you’re freezing your butt off in your own apartment! You could turn up the heat, but that’s mega-expensive. And besides, you really spend the majority of your time in just one room. Before you start burning furniture, check out these cheap ways to heat a room in your apartment without sending your bills through the roof. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Apartment DIY’ Category
Uh oh! Did your furry friend damage your carpet? As a pet owner, you understand that accidents (and mischief) happen. You forgive your beloved companion–but your landlord probably won’t. Find out how to repair a pet damaged carpet so you can get your security back safe and sound.
Cleaning Old Stains
Even the most well-behaved, best-trained pets have been known to have a rare accident or two. When move out times rolls around, it’s crucial to clean up any old stains on your carpet. Read the rest of this entry »
D.I.Y.? More like D-I-E. That’s what handymen and maintenance staff are for, right? But sometimes the best person for the job is…you! Save yourself time, hassle, and even money by taking care of routine apartment maintenance on your own. You might just gain a sense of accomplishment by the end! Read the rest of this entry »
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 »