First holiday season away from home? Chances are you’re feeling nostalgic, homesick, and a little clueless (and that’s okay). You’re used to eating the traditional family Thanksgiving dinner — not making it! But worry not. If you’re celebrating Friendsgiving away from home this year, here are some no-cook potluck ideas that’ll leave you and your friends feeling #blessed. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Apartment Life’ Category
A bed bug infestation is no laughing matter. In many states, it’s standard for landlords to add a lease clause holding tenants responsible for bed bugs that come into the apartment during their rental period. As a renter, you need to know how to protect yourself from pest-related liability. That’s why you should learn to spot these five signs of bed bugs, and what to do about a suspected bed bug problem in your “new” apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
You need cheap apartment snacks to keep you going, but instant ramen is so 2005! Leave the styrofoam cup days behind with these non-perishable snacks and convenient foods that’ll get you through another week of avoiding the grocery store. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly rent and utility dues are a standard part of any lease agreement. However, when you read your lease’s fine print, you might find some not-so-standard clauses governing what you can and can’t do in your apartment. As a rent-paying tenant, you don’t love the idea of a landlord telling you how to live your life, and you may even wonder if it’s legal. In most cases, it is. Read up on some surprising examples of things and activities your landlord can ban. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking forward to bidding your dorm roomie’s smelly shoes goodbye—forever? Can’t wait for a bathroom countertop free of someone else’s clutter? If you’re making the big move from a college dorm to an off-campus apartment, there’s plenty to look forward to. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you bracing yourself for a furry bundle of joy? Before you make your dog dreams come true, create a welcoming space for your pup to live. Use this step-by-step guide for preparing your apartment for a pet’s arrival in a way that both your puppy and your landlord will approve. Read the rest of this entry »
Summertime sounds like no other season.
From the chirping of nearby cicadas and katydids to the gentle rustling of leaves in the evening breeze, summer’s sounds are music to your ears. You welcome them!
However, other summer sounds aren’t as great. They include loud parties in the unit next door, obnoxious gatherings at the pool, and common area cookouts where guests outnumber residents ten-to-one.
Is your relationship with sleep feeling the heat this summer? Do you find yourself waking up sweaty and frustrated in the middle of the night? You’re not alone. Many people suffer from heat-induced insomnia. The good news is, if you’re a hot sleeper, we’ve got you covered with seven bed-cooling tips that’ll help you get the sleep of your daydreams without sending your A/C bill through the roof. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a match made in heaven. You and your best friend binge-watch the same shows, order the same thing at Chipotle, and even use the same type of laundry detergent. So, what could possibly go wrong if you two tried to live together?
Before you sign a lease with your best friend, weigh the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Living with your best friend can be an incredibly rewarding experience…or it can leave you spelling B-Y-E to your B-F-F. Read the rest of this entry »
Your roommate cooked salmon—again—and the lingering smell is driving you nuts. Or, maybe your coconut curry’s to blame this time around, and you want to clear out the scent before your roommate gets home. Don’t suffer through the stench. Find out how to quickly and easily get rid of cooking smells in a small apartment kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »