Creative ways to beat the heat

No matter where you live, summers in the United States can get hot. Air conditioning certainly helps, but no one enjoys the steep electricity bills that often result from all that chilled air. So how do you keep your cool when it’s hot outside? Check out these creative tips! 1. Make your windows work for…

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Making the most of a balcony garden

With the arrival of summer, spending time outside on your balcony or patio lets your mind wander to plans of how to make this “extra” area a mini oasis. Adding plants and accessories specially sized to this space is easier than you think. Read on for ideas on how to make the most of your…

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Planning the perfect staycation

Whether your summertime plans get upended due to travel difficulties, conflicting schedules, or, say, a global pandemic, there are still plenty of ways you can make the most of time off from work and school. “Staying home” for vacation—or staycations—are easy to plan, easy to adapt on the fly, and can range from simple and…

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Deep cleaning your apartment

With the arrival of spring and even summer-like temperatures in some states, the urge is strong to raise your blinds and throw open your doors to your balcony or porch and let the sun shine in. But once you’ve shined a light on your apartment space, you may decide it’s time for a thorough cleaning!…

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Stuck in your apartment? Try these boredom-busting ideas!

Whether you’re in quarantine because you’ve recently traveled or had interaction with a sick person, or you’ve been sick yourself, or simply because you’re heeding governmental and medical professionals’ suggestions, keeping busy in your apartment can be a challenge. While there are lots of ideas on the internet for ways to break the boredom cycle,…

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Unpacking your bags (and boxes, and bins) after a move

Congratulations! You’ve changed your address, completed your move, and transferred all your belongings to your new apartment home. If you’re like many folks going through the relocation process, you started out with boxes that were neatly labeled and bins that were perfectly organized…and ended with loose stacks of paperwork and overflowing cartons of clothing. But…

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