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senior enjoying cup of coffee with young personMaking sure a home is safe and livable for any senior should first priority when it comes to senior apartment living. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to deal with safety concerns for your senior’s apartment. Appliance safety (and ease of use), mobility issues, security concerns: all can be addressed to make sure that a senior living on their own is both comfortable and well cared for. Whether you make these modifications on your own or with the help of an occupational therapist, there are plenty of small things you can do to an apartment that will make a big difference for a senior’s apartment safety.

DIY CorkHey pal, put a cork in it! In your apartment decorating, that is. Corks aren’t just for popping champagne and making bulletin boards. Saving corks from bottles can pay off in some seriously awesome DIY décor. From one-bedroom apartments to townhouses, here are 5 ways any renter can finally put all those leftover wine corks to good use.

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Halve the cork vertically, then make a ¼-inch horizontal cut on the rounded sides of your two cork halves. Place the halves flat side down, and ta-da! It’s a couple of tiny cardholders. Host a dinner party and put them to good use—make place cards for your guests, or put out hors d’oeuvres platters and name all those unusual-looking cheeses.

4th Of July | San Francisco The top 10 list of U.S. cities to celebrate Independence Day this year is out! WalletHub determined its ranking based on how well these cities balance the expenses residents pay to celebrate the holiday, versus how much fun they can have in each city. Apartment residents in these esteemed cities already know that they are great places to not only have fun, but also to live and work.

Downtown Myrtle Beach CoastSpring is officially here and Americans couldn’t be happier. The blizzards and cold temperatures in the Northeast, Midwest, and even the South have made everyone stir crazy. We all can’t wait to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We have found that certain U.S. cities offer more for those who like to get out and hike, bike, attend festivals and simply enjoy the weather.

Here are some of the top U.S. cities to live in, to enjoy spring:

New Year's PartyAs we wind down from Christmas and Hanukah celebrations with family and friends, we look forward to the next big, fun celebration: New Year’s Eve. What a great time to revel with family and friends over the accomplishments of the past year, while looking forward to starting 2015 off right.

In a few major U.S. cities, the New Year’s Eve celebrations top all others. Here are the top five places in the US for partying and ringing in the New Year in style:

Snow on Apartment StairsAs the days shorten, the dreams of many apartment dwellers turn to visions of winter wonderlands. Sunday is the pinnacle of this as the official first day of winter arrives with the winter solstice. Whether you love sledding, winter sports, or just sitting by the fire, we reveal our selections for the best cities in which to have an apartment for those who want to make to the most of the winter season.

ApartmentSearch_cold-window1Winter is swiftly approaching, which means as the temperatures drop, heating bills rise. Considering last year’s extreme winter weather (known as the Polar Vortex), it’s likely you want to cut down heating costs while still staying warm this year. By changing a few habits and utilizing tools you already have in your apartment, you can easily save a few bucks this winter season.

Crowd at a Music ConcertMusic festival season isn’t over just yet! While summer has the likes of Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, the fall season actually brings a number of amazing festivals across the country. Regardless of what your favorite music genre is, there’s a music festival for you. Here are a few of our favorite fall music festival recommendations:

Austin City Limits
October 3-5 & 10-12 Austin, TX

What started as a television show in the 1970s, ACL began hosting a festival in the heart of Austin in 2002. Now, ACL is one of the largest and best-known music festivals in Austin, Texas. Every October, 75,000 people flock to Zilker Park to see musical groups from all genres such as country, folk, rock, hip-hop, and indie. This year’s lineup includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Lorde, Beck, and Skrillex.