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Moving? 9 Tips to Make Packing Easier

Extra tape and clear labeling are essential when preparing for a household move.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Move

Proper preparation can make packing and unpacking boxes a less stressful part of your move.

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Eco-Friendly Furniture: The Basics

If you’re interested in going green with your furniture, here are some tips to get you started.


Hosting a Successful Housewarming Party in Your Apartment

Here are some things to keep in mind before throwing your first shindig and opening your living space to the world.

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Reorganize Your Fridge, Revitalize Your Diet

Here are some easy ways to reorganize your fridge and streamline the way you cook and eat, for the better!

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How to Deal With Noisy Neighbors

It’s the unflinching reality of renting an apartment — everyone, at some point in their leasing life, will have a noisy neighbor. But how do you address the problem without running the risk of alienating your neighbor and coming across as “that guy?”

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Recolor Your Walls for a Better Mood

Feeling uninspired in your creative life? Wish you could sleep better at night? Repainting your walls and redecorating with a new color scheme could be the solution — or at least the first step in getting out of your rut.

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Feng Shui for Your Tiny Apartment

Living in a tiny space doesn’t necessarily have to mean sacrificing design, or in this case, feng shui. Here are some basic guidelines for maintaining good flow, however small your space may be.

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A Guide to Sublet Etiquette

Here are some simple codes to follow that ensure the best relationship possible between the renter and the original tenant.

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Host a Classy Party in Your Not-So-Classy Apartment

There are some basic and easy things you can quickly do to add class to your not-so-classy apartment for that perfect “grown-up” party — even if you don’t feel quite so grown-up yet.


Tips for Creating a Home Aquarium

Whether you use your aquarium as a room divider, a corner unit or a room’s main attraction, it is sure to change your home’s aesthetic.


Installing a Movie Theater in Your Home

Although it initially sounds like an extravagant expenditure, a home theater does add a great deal of value to your home, and the installation may be more affordable than you imagine.


Installing a Home Wine Cellar

Although it is a considerable expense, wine cellars are excellent investments, as not only do they ensure that your wine is protected, but they also increase the value of your home.

Backyard wedding

Tips for Hosting a Wedding at Home

Although at-home weddings are intimate and sentimental, they generally require more money and preparation than people realize.

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Creating an Indoor Playroom for Your Dog

If you work during the day, consider giving your pup a place of their own.

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