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Tips to Getting Along with a Roommate

"Tips to Getting Along with a Roommate

Sharing an apartment can have major perks from lasting friendships to split rent to an in-house pet sitter. However, it can also cause some headaches for roomies when it comes to on-time rent payments, cleanliness, frustrating idiosyncrasies, and quiet time … Read More

"Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

The Chicago Food and Wine Festival will make its inaugural debut in Lincoln Park on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. The kick-off celebration begins Friday at the Feast Under The Stars dinner party in the park. The Feast … Read More

"Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Are you the Rory Gilmore type? You know – the one nestled into a corner of the bookstore, lost in a great read. If you love books, or are obsessed with books, like Rory, then you should check out the … Read More

"Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is home to many exceptional restaurants, with some being right on the water.  From the beach bars on Lake Michigan to patio seating overlooking the pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago has plenty of fun waterfront dining restaurants with exquisite … Read More

"Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Just like any house, apartments too need regular maintenance and care. Things break or come loose all the time, so it’s ideal to have an equipped toolbox on hand that can handle a quick fix or repair. Not sure what … Read More

"End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

With the new school year vastly approaching, you may be in thought about taking the family on a last minute summer trip. A vacation will be good for the family; everyone will have a clear and rested mind before heading … Read More

"Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

The Fourth of July is a holiday most of us spend outdoors, surrounded by family and friends. We celebrate America’s independence every year by firing up the grill, baking homemade patriotic desserts, and watching dazzling fireworks illuminate the evening sky! This … Read More

"8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

Welcoming a baby into the world is a momentous life event that is filled with joy among the family. Planning for the arrival of a new baby also involves a ton of preparation: from studying parenting magazines to reading baby … Read More

"Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

A weekly chore in your apartment home is washing the bed sheets, right? After all the sleeping, movie watching, and talking on the phone that we do in our bed, it’s necessary to give our sheets a good wash to … Read More

"Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

You worked hard for your five-piece bedroom set – along with the rest of your belongings – and would like to keep it in tiptop shape for as long as you can. What if one day you came home to … Read More

"Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

When you think of summer break, you think of loafing by the pool and going on vacation. This year however, maybe you have to forgo a summer beach retreat or a European backpacking excursion because of rising gas prices or … Read More

"The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

There’s an art to pairing wine and cheese. Many experts and connoisseurs say to take into consideration the acidity, texture, fat and moisture content when finding a cheese to compliment a wine. Finding a harmonious balance can be tricky, but … Read More

"Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Creative people need a workplace that’s neat, organized, and imaginative. If you enjoy crafting, sewing, or art, then you will definitely benefit from having a craft room in your apartment. Your craft room should be inviting, inspirational, and resourceful. Give yourself … Read More

"Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Are you excited for pool season like me? I have been counting down the days for the pool to reopen since they closed the gates last fall. Summer is definitely my favorite season, because I enjoy spending my time outdoors … Read More

"Six Beautiful Spring Houseplants That Will Liven Up Your Apartment

Six Beautiful Spring Houseplants That Will Liven Up Your Apartment

Looking to liven up your rental this spring? Flowers make great decor that will add color and fragrance to your apartment home. Potted plants -whether indoors or outdoors- are the perfect accessories to give your home a fresh look after … Read More

"Cleaning Impossible: Shower Grout

Cleaning Impossible: Shower Grout

Cleaning shower grout has never been an easy task. Because of its porosity and lighter coloring, grout is very susceptible to stains, mildew, dirt, and soap scum. Grout lines are typically small, so they’re almost impossible to clean with a … Read More

"Dog Friendly Activities You and Your Pup Can Do Together

Dog Friendly Activities You and Your Pup Can Do Together

I’m a pet parent to a lovable Dutch Shepherd mix. She’s sweet, loves her treats, and is very active. If you’re a pet parent like me, you understand the frustration of trying to keep your dog entertained and active during the … Read More

"Cleaning Impossible: Throw Pillows

Cleaning Impossible: Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are important pieces of your decor that are both stylish and functional. The bright colors and patterns of the pillow help tie the space together, while the pillow itself brings comfort and support to your guests. With that … Read More

"4 Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Your Patio This Spring

4 Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Your Patio This Spring

Love that spring is just around the corner? Me too! Now that the first official day of spring is only a few weeks away, you may be delving into the idea of sprucing up your apartment’s back patio. The patio … Read More

"Bedroom Closet Organization Tips

Bedroom Closet Organization Tips

Bulky knit sweaters and tall snow boots rest upon large oversized luggage. On top of your limited shelving is a box of old textbooks, multiple handbags, and shoes galore piled high towards the ceiling. Down below you find a laundry … Read More