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As you’ve counted down the days until your lease expires, the time lost to looking at new apartments on Apartments.com or Trulia has made your friends very worried. Why don’t you put that phone down and binge watch Netflix with them? It used to be your favorite thing to do. It’s like nobody knows you […]

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  • How Millennials are Happy and Productive in the Workplace

    How Millennials are Happy and Productive in the Workplace

    “67% of millennials are likely to share personal details [at work]…while only one-third of baby boomers do the same,” found a 2014 study by LinkedIn. The work/life balance is an unspoken rule among working people. What happens at home shouldn’t be brought to work, and vice versa. This has long been the idea undergirding “professionalism.” […]
  • How to Break Old Habits and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

    How to Break Old Habits and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

    Now the holidays are over, and the New Year’s resolutions are kicking in, it’s time to think about sustainability. Whether you are resolved to eat healthier this year, exercise, or even learn a new instrument, you’ll have to think long and hard about how you’ll accomplish your by-the-end-of-the-year goals. The good thing is you’re not […]
  • Prepare Your Clothes for Storage

    Prepare Your Clothes for Storage

    It’s time to put those summer clothes away for the season. Here are some tips to help prepare your clothes for storage. Clean You probably don’t want to pack away clothes with bad odors. But don’t forget your clothes might be stained too. And those stains will become permanent if you let them sit for […]
  • Winterize Your Apartment

    Winterize Your Apartment

    If this is the first year you’ve lived in your apartment, you don’t yet know how winter conditions might change your electricity bills or room temperature levels. Maybe things won’t change at all. Here are some tips in case they do. Windows The very first thing you’ll want to do is seal your windows. Even […]
  • Use These 2 Things to Maintain a Clean Car

    Use These 2 Things to Maintain a Clean Car

    We all know this experience. You go to the car wash. You pay for a nice shine. You vacuum the seats and floors. And after a month, not only has the shine faded, but it looks like a dump on the inside. Follow these tips to maintain a clean interior throughout the winter. Trash Cans […]
  • 3 Unhealthy Habits to Avoid this Winter

    3 Unhealthy Habits to Avoid this Winter

    The holidays are just around the corner. What, with all the food temptations, warm, chocolate drinks, and electric blankets, how can you blame anyone for lounging around? The snow is great—when you’re not covered in it. And besides, the best time for a nap is when it’s cold outside, and the fireplace is going, right? […]
  • Boost Cell Phone Reception in Your Apartment

    Boost Cell Phone Reception in Your Apartment

    Not much is more frustrating than trying to talk on the phone when your cellular reception is low. From broken sentences to incomplete words, the conversation is pretty much incomprehensible. The most obvious thing to do is keep your phone charged. A full battery guarantees the best hardware performance. But aside from finding the sweet […]
  • Prepare Your Car for Winter

    Prepare Your Car for Winter

    Sometimes breaking down in the summer and spring months isn’t too much of a hassle: especially if the weather is nice. But breaking down in sub-zero temperatures is another story. Prepare your car this winter by following these tips. Check Your Battery According to TheAA, the most common cause of breakdown is battery related. And […]
  • Tips for Working from Your Apartment

    Tips for Working from Your Apartment

    Working from home can be a huge blessing for some people: you can drink as much coffee as you want! For others, it can be a death sentence. From childcare and errands to cleaning the house and Sportscenter, some distractions you’ll find at home don’t exist at the workplace. But distractions don’t have to ruin […]
  • Storage Hacks for Apartment Living

    Storage Hacks for Apartment Living

    Ever notice how densely populated areas have tall buildings? It’s because when you run out of horizontal space, you have to think vertically. If you lived in a dorm room during college, you’ll understand this principle. Most dorm room roommates position their beds over their desks and dressers. It’s efficient, and it opens the rest […]
  • A Guide to Healthy Eating

    A Guide to Healthy Eating

    Remember the food pyramid? That’s out. The United States Department of Agriculture created a new visualization for the healthiest way to eat. It’s called MyPlate. Many reasons are cited for this change. One is the pyramid itself doesn’t exactly tell you what a typical plate conducive to a healthy lifestyle might look like. That’s really […]
  • Things to Consider before Signing the Lease

    Things to Consider before Signing the Lease

    Think about What You Can’t Change The most important thing to remember before signing a lease is you can’t change some things. This just means that some things you should be certain that you’ll be okay with before you sign the lease. If not, you may end up upset, with eight months left on your […]
  • When to Contact Your Property Manager

    When to Contact Your Property Manager

    Property managers are like community organizers. They plan visits, fill vacancies, submit and follow-up on maintenance issues, resolve tenant complaints, and much more. They work to ensure their apartment community works like it should. Contacting your property manager shouldn’t be your number one option for settling certain issues. On the other hand, you definitely shouldn’t […]
  • How Renting is Greener than Owning

    How Renting is Greener than Owning

    When you think about it, the average apartment unit size per family size is probably smaller than the average house size per family size. This, at the outset, gives an advantage to renters: with a smaller area, you’ll use less energy to provide heating or cooling to satisfy the same amount of people. But some […]
  • Get Fit with Apartment Amenities

    Get Fit with Apartment Amenities

    The summer is the perfect time to get in shape. Trips to the beach, vacations, and yard work in the hot sun call for sleeveless tees and beach attire. If you live in an apartment community, now you won’t have to leave your home, or break your budget, to get in shape. Gym Want to […]
  • A History of Labor Day

    A History of Labor Day

    Labor Day is here. For most of us, that means a day off work, the beginning of school, or a bid adieu to summer. But how did the first Monday of every September become a holiday? From its murky origins to its present day vacation placeholder, the history of Labor Day is a long one. […]
  • How to Create a Basic Budget

    How to Create a Basic Budget

    Money in the future isn’t a matter of relying on every paycheck coming in exactly as expected. If you save up, the future looks a lot different. You can plan trips and large purchases ahead of time. It’ll take all the stress out of spending, and it’ll take a lot of stress out of living. […]
  • Living Next to a Loud Neighbor

    Living Next to a Loud Neighbor

    It’s a renter’s worst nightmare. Loud, thumping noises from the ceiling at night. Booming music from across the hall. What can be done? Chances are, you’ll be seeing your neighbors for a while, especially if you just signed a lease. Here are some tips for resolving noise issues with your neighbor in a courteous way. […]
  • Prevent Mosquitoes at Your Apartment

    Prevent Mosquitoes at Your Apartment

    Mosquito bites shouldn’t ruin the summer for you. Open the windows and curtains and enjoy the weather from the inside of your home. Keep the mosquitoes away from your apartment this summer with these tips. Screens Most modern windows come with screens. But some don’t. You can purchase a low-cost screen to fit any window […]
  • How to Recycle When Your Apartment Community Doesn’t

    How to Recycle When Your Apartment Community Doesn’t

    Everyone knows the slogan: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” But not everywhere you go or everywhere you live will have established recycling practices. This can be tough for environmentally conscious people. But, in our day, it’s not the final word on whether you recycle. If you find yourself in an apartment community that doesn’t recycle, here are […]
  • Essential Tools for Apartment Residents

    Essential Tools for Apartment Residents

    Maybe you need to do simple maintenance. Maybe you want to tackle a small home project, like hanging a series of shelves. Whatever it is, you’ll probably need some tools. Here are the tools you’ll need to complete common projects and simple maintenance tasks at your apartment. Screwdrivers and Hammer Need to take something apart? […]
  • Save on Summer Bills

    Save on Summer Bills

    Summer is a great time to plan vacations, socialize with friends, and, most of all, go outside. Days are prolonged and hot. And, as a result, electricity and utility bills increase. The following are tips to save money this summer. Fans A/C units can drive up electricity bills significantly. Fans are an easy way to […]
  • Create a Chore Wheel

    Create a Chore Wheel

    You know the type of situation. Your roommate’s garbage lines the countertop. The follow-up awkward conversation. Or your sister uses all the clean glasses in the house to drink the gallon of chocolate milk before you can get to it. And they sit in the sink. You don’t want to be mean, although you might […]
  • 2 Budget Breaking Habits

    2 Budget Breaking Habits

    Budgeting allows you to buy the things you need now while saving for the future. It’s important that the habits you develop on the go don’t break your budget. Identifying whether you have these habits may save your money and your budget. Savings If there is a single reason to budget, it’s probably to save […]
  • Poolside Etiquette

    Poolside Etiquette

    A pool at the apartment complex is a huge luxury during hot summer days. But when the poolside is packed with people, after hour cleaning and maintenance can be difficult to keep up with. Do your part to keep the poolside as good as you found it by practicing good pool etiquette. No Glass Breakables, […]
  • How to Create a Good Wi-Fi Network Name

    How to Create a Good Wi-Fi Network Name

    Many apartments require tenants to use the property Wi-Fi provided service. Others let tenants choose their own service. Either way, many people have the capability of creating Wi-Fi hotspots with their mobile devices. Wi-Fi networks are virtually everywhere. A good Wi-Fi network name is an easy way to protect your network without spending money. Many […]
  • 5 Topics to Discuss with a Potential Roommate

    5 Topics to Discuss with a Potential Roommate

    You don’t really know people until you live with them. These five topics will help you determine, beforehand, whether a potential roommate will be a good fit for you. Cleaning Many people are okay, and sometimes don’t even notice, living in a mess they’ve made themselves. Dishes could be stacked to the ceiling, the floors […]
  • 5 Questions to Ask before Signing the Lease

    5 Questions to Ask before Signing the Lease

    When you’re apartment searching, don’t schedule visits without preparing some questions first. Here are five general questions to get you ready for your next visit. Fees Ask what costs are included in rent and what aren’t. Are utilities included? Water? What about a recycling option? It’s also useful to know how often rent increases and […]
  • Move-out Day Cleaning

    Move-out Day Cleaning

    Everyone wants to get the most back from their deposit. That’s what making the most of Move-out Day means. It means cleaning those areas you usually wouldn’t and doing maintenance on spots you’d usually let go. The following will help you get the most back from your deposit. Carpet This is a huge part of […]
  • Dog-Proof Your Apartment

    Dog-Proof Your Apartment

    Preparing your apartment for a new dog is a lot like preparing it for a child. You’ll have to rethink how you organize, store, and use everyday products. Here are common ways people adjust their lifestyle for the new furry family member. Locks Lock all base cabinet doors: in the bathroom and the kitchen. Dogs […]
  • Parties in Small Spaces

    Parties in Small Spaces

    Who doesn’t like seeing old and new friends gathered in the same place? Sometimes, this gathering may seem impossible because your lawn isn’t large enough, or your living room seems fit only for three or four people: not seven or eight. But there are ways to get around this mental, and sometimes physical, barrier. Here […]
  • Celebrate the 4th at Your Apartment

    Celebrate the 4th at Your Apartment

    When you think of the 4th, you think of fireworks. Firework explosions in the sky. A ridiculous amount of different colors. But you also think of the people you experience it with. Here are some ideas for having all the colors and lights, without the explosions. Holiday Lights Replace your sparklers and fireworks with holiday […]
  • The Benefits of Renters Insurance

    The Benefits of Renters Insurance

    Renters insurance may seem like another unneeded expense. But it actually covers more than many people realize. And its benefits far outweigh its cost. Cost The average renter’s insurance is about $15-$30 a month. That’s as much as buying a Starbucks coffee four times a month. That’s it. It’s about a dollar per day or […]
  • Gift Ideas for New Neighbors

    Gift Ideas for New Neighbors

    Not much is worse than living next to a neighbor you don’t want to socialize with. The typical neighborly gift is food. But many people have food allergies. Get off on the right foot with these gift ideas for new neighbors. Introduce to Local Places Your new neighbor may also be new to the community. […]
  • Don’t Lock Yourself Out

    Don’t Lock Yourself Out

    It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you want to be prepared. Yes, even today, with all the gadgets you could ever want, you can still get locked out of your apartment. Here are 3 ideas for having your spare key handy when you need it most. Car floor mat A great place to […]
  • Tips for an Effortless Move

    Tips for an Effortless Move

    Moving is always an exciting experience. It can be stressful, however, if you don’t prepare. These three tips will help you put your best foot forward on move day. Packing Begin packing for your move a few weeks in advance. Pack clothes you won’t wear soon first, a few weeks ahead of the move. Then […]
  • 4 Ways to Save Energy and Money

    4 Ways to Save Energy and Money

    Saving energy can translate into big savings in your wallet. Here are 4 easy, cost-effective ways to save energy and money. Use Power Strips Yes, your phone charger does consume electricity, even if you aren’t using it. And your television. And your lamp. This “phantom load,” according to the EPA, can cost the average home […]
  • Tips for Hiring Movers

    Tips for Hiring Movers

    Moving can be tedious. It can also be fun: when someone else does all the work. If you’re considering hiring movers, it is important to stay informed on their moving policies and practices. Are they liable if your box of fragile glassware arrives in pieces? It’s also important to know about the business itself. ApartmentHomeLiving.Com […]
  • The Best Time to Apartment Search

    The Best Time to Apartment Search

    The decision to search for a new apartment brings feelings of hope and, sometimes, stress. Of course, there are many factors that determine where you will end up. For example, an apartment’s website rank on Google could rule out otherwise viable options. Most people don’t search more than two or three-page results. But an otherwise […]
  • The Advantages of Renting

    The Advantages of Renting

    Deciding between renting an apartment and buying a house? Of course, buying a home gives the stability of a mortgage. And renting a house or apartment allows for tremendous flexibility of location and residency duration. But there must be more, right? Is flexibility the only reason to rent? Many pro-and-con lists are created for this […]
  • 2 Types of Renters

    2 Types of Renters

    Not everything is black and white. Take newspapers for example. They get such a bad rap. Renters, though, are of a more defined class. There are those that know what they want, know what they will miss if they don’t have it, and know what they can live without. And then there are those that […]
  • How to Stop Cats from Scratching Furniture

    How to Stop Cats from Scratching Furniture

    Cat-lovers have taken over the Internet—aren’t they just toxoplasma zombies anyway? And many apartment units are feeling the love, allowing cats only: no dogs. A common misconception is that cats keep to themselves, are generally low-maintenance. But many have found even cats can be destructive to property. When it comes to cats, let’s just say […]
  • Why You Should Rent

    Why You Should Rent

    If you haven’t heard, renting is on the up-and-up. According to Appfolio.Com, “2 million new renter-occupied households were added in 2014, while the number of owner-occupied households decreased by more than 350,000.” But why? The decision to rent or buy forces a common gridlock, “If I rent, I can move when the lease is over. […]