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Apartment Living Tips for Families

"Apartment Living Tips for Families

Quick quiz: What does the typical apartment renter look like? Is it: (A) Single adults who want to experience life in the city, (B) College students striking out on their own for the first time, or (C) Retired couples who … Read More

"Tips For Apartment Living Off Campus

Tips For Apartment Living Off Campus

If you’re feeling burned out from the dorm life after your first couple years in college, now is the perfect time to dive into the apartment living experience off campus. Your first real apartment can be scary, especially when you … Read More

"Do It Yourself Pest Control Tips for Apartment Renters

Do It Yourself Pest Control Tips for Apartment Renters

Apartment residents understand the frustration and turmoil pests can create when they infest the home.  Most properties include pest control for an extra fee (and sometimes free), but there comes a time where taking care of insects and rodents is … Read More

"How to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

How to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

Sure, all of those tents lining the downtown street can be a little overwhelming. Bins of fruits and vegetables — all looking quite different from the shiny, perfect fruits and veggies at the supermarket — and things you’ve never seen … Read More

"Texas: Where the Stars (and Stripes!) Are Big and Bright

Texas: Where the Stars (and Stripes!) Are Big and Bright

Just in time for the Fourth of July, MyLife.com released its list of the 10 Most Patriotic Cities. The state of Texas had the most cities on the list, with San Antonio ranking second, Austin as the third most patriotic … Read More

"Summer’s Best Salads

Summer’s Best Salads

Spend some time at the farmer’s market this weekend and it quickly becomes clear why salads are so popular during the summer. Those gorgeous, vine-ripened tomatoes, an abundance of watermelon, beautiful blueberries, lettuce, herbs, fresh-picked green beans … who wouldn’t … Read More

"What is Feng Shui and How Can it Help My Apartment?

What is Feng Shui and How Can it Help My Apartment?

Apartment living comes with its own set of challenges, even when it comes to how you decide to decorate your home. You may have heard of Feng Shui but have never really known exactly what it is. Let’s just sum it … Read More

"What Animals Make Good Pets for Apartments?

What Animals Make Good Pets for Apartments?

Even though many prospective apartment renters think the possibility of owning a pet is slim to none, it’s simply far from the truth. Animal lovers have plenty of choices, as long as the pet or pets chosen are cared for properly, the … Read More

"Decorating Your Apartment For Summer

Decorating Your Apartment For Summer

You’re done with spring cleaning, but you can’t help but think to yourself your apartment is missing something. The summer is here, so some summer decorating is in order! It might not be feasible to begin a complete overhaul, but luckily, it only takes … Read More

"Tips for Going Green This Summer

Tips for Going Green This Summer

Going green is a popular movement today, but it also helps boost your apartment’s energy performance at the same time. It doesn’t take much effort from you either. Turn off the lights when you leave the room, or unplug chargers … Read More

"The Best Summer Plants for Your Apartment Balcony

The Best Summer Plants for Your Apartment Balcony

Remember those gorgeous hanging baskets and planters you created in the spring? All of those colorful blooms turning your apartment balcony into a kaleidoscope of color? Are your once-gorgeous plants starting to look a little … crunchy? The summer heat … Read More

"How to Handle a Loud Neighbor

How to Handle a Loud Neighbor

Unless you have a house sitting on endless acres of land, we all have neighbors, and when you live in an apartment, you have plenty — and in close quarters, too. Your apartment should be your peaceful abode, but even … Read More

"Tips For Moving In The Summer Heat

Tips For Moving In The Summer Heat

The summer is the busiest time of the year for apartment communities, because this is the season when many leases expire and new ones begin. Unfortunately, the blazing sun makes moving in the summer discouraging, but it doesn’t have to be … Read More

"Budget-Friendly Summer Vacations

Budget-Friendly Summer Vacations

You’re dreaming of a summer vacation in an exclusive, five-star resort on a tropical island. Your balcony overlooking the pool and the ocean features a lounge chair so you can relax and enjoy that glass of wine you ordered from … Read More

"Safety Tips for Your Apartment Pool and Beyond

Safety Tips for Your Apartment Pool and Beyond

Summer is a season defined by water. A summer vacation to the beach, where the ocean’s tumbling, salty waves provide hours of fun, dodging whitecaps and building sandcastles at the water’s edge; the lazy weekends spend at your apartment community’s … Read More

"How To Throw A Pool Party At Your Apartment Community

How To Throw A Pool Party At Your Apartment Community

Earlier this week we went over some ways to get ready for pool season, so let’s keep up the theme! One of the best apartment amenities to have in the summertime is a community pool, because you can cool off … Read More

"Getting Ready For Pool Season

Getting Ready For Pool Season

It’s hard to believe pool season is upon us! The warm weather, beautiful sunshine and clear blue skies are clear indications the pool is beckoning for your presence. Living in an apartment community with a pool provides the opportunity to … Read More

"Light, Bright Summer Decor for Your Apartment

Light, Bright Summer Decor for Your Apartment

During the winter, your apartment was a warm, cozy retreat. The fireplace blazed, a chenille throw blanket was a welcome addition to your couch for those cold nights, and your dark, heavy drapes kept the cold air from entering through … Read More

"Furnishing Your Entire Student Apartment with IKEA for $1000

Furnishing Your Entire Student Apartment with IKEA for $1000

If you’re a student moving into your first apartment, it’s no secret money’s tight. Hopefully, you held on to at least $1000 in high school graduation gifts, because decorating and furnishing an entire student apartment doesn’t come free. We’ve done … Read More

"How to Create a Bachelor Pad For Under $100

How to Create a Bachelor Pad For Under $100

How To Create A Bachelor Pad On The Cheap If the only items in your bachelor pad are a couch, a coffee table, a television and a microwave, it’s time you step your game up. You’re probably content with just … Read More