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"25 Get-Happy Tunes for the Winter Blues

25 Get-Happy Tunes for the Winter Blues

Whether it is the short, dreary days or having to shovel the drive (again!), winter is getting so tedious you can barely face it. Sometimes you just need a pick-me-up — how about some get-happy tunes? Yes, a few might be considered somewhat cheesy — … Read More
"Old Man Winter’s Dog Days

Old Man Winter’s Dog Days

After the festive wrapping paper, red and green ribbons, sparkling tinsel, glitzy high heels, champagne glasses, and noisemakers have been tossed about like confetti then packed carefully away and stored until next year, the long, dark, frosty days of winter … Read More
"Dealing with Cold and Flu Season

Dealing with Cold and Flu Season

I see and hear it everywhere I go – the coughing woman in the elevator, the sniffling store clerk handing me my receipt, the red-nosed child whining in the mall. This time of year, cold and flu germs are everywhere. … Read More
"Creating a Winterscape

Creating a Winterscape

You chose a rental home with a yard because you wanted to enjoy it. And sure, in the spring and summer, your yard is a delight: a canopy of green leaves, sun-dappled grass, and a colorful variety of flowers and … Read More
"Quick Tips to Protect Your Apartment from Winter Storms

Quick Tips to Protect Your Apartment from Winter Storms

The winter months can be hard on everyone when it comes to the weather. Although the snow can transform your surroundings into a winter wonderland, it can be just as dangerous too. As we move into blizzard season, we need … Read More
"4 Ways to Trim Your Winter Electric Bill

4 Ways to Trim Your Winter Electric Bill

As the outdoor temps begin to tumble, you may be victim to a larger, more expensive electric bill, due to heating the apartment. There are a number of ways to stay warm this season without spending a fortune on electric … Read More
"5 Renter-Friendly Ways to Make over Your Balcony This Fall

5 Renter-Friendly Ways to Make over Your Balcony This Fall

It’s like we blink and then summer’s officially over. I love summer, though, I love the fall season just a little bit more. With the cool air finally rolling in, now is the perfect time to make use of your … Read More
"Preparing Kids for First Day Back in Class

Preparing Kids for First Day Back in Class

School is almost back in session, which means parents and kids have a lot of preparation to do before the new academic year. As the first-day back approaches, make sure you’ve started on these tasks so your student is fully prepared … Read More
"Spring Cleaning Tips and Shortcuts

Spring Cleaning Tips and Shortcuts

Ah, spring! There’s just something about the crisp mornings, the sunny afternoons, the cheery yellow daffodils swaying in the breeze, the new brilliant green leaves unfurling on the trees, the birds chirping  … It makes you want to dig out … Read More
"Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

After the blustering winds and intense snowstorms this winter, the first signs of spring may have you running to the windows to throw them open and let in the fresh air! But wait – the window sills are dirty, and … Read More
"Top Five Cities That Know How to Party on Saint Patrick’s Day

Top Five Cities That Know How to Party on Saint Patrick’s Day

The luck o’ the Irish is especially strong on Saint Patrick’s Day! Green beer is forever flowing, pubs and taverns are turning out delicious Irish fares, and everyone is donning their best green attire! All across the U.S., cities are … Read More
"How to Overcome Your Winter Blues

How to Overcome Your Winter Blues

Even though everyone is ready for a bright, warm summer, sadly there’s no helping if winter is sticking around for a few more weeks. Especially if you live further north, you are probably ready for a bout of sunshine instead … Read More
"Black Friday Online Shopping Tips

Black Friday Online Shopping Tips

Getting the best deal on a product will make any holiday shopper happy. Items like laptops, HD flat screen televisions, kitchen appliances, and the Fallout 4 video game are all hot holiday gifts, and they’re being heavily discounted by retailers … Read More
"4 Fall Activities to Do Before the Weather Gets Too Cold

4 Fall Activities to Do Before the Weather Gets Too Cold

The fall fun doesn’t have to end after Halloween night is done. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities to do, and you can take advantage of the brisk but sunny weather to enjoy what’s left of the season. Once … Read More
"Tips for Decorating Your Apartment for Fall

Tips for Decorating Your Apartment for Fall

Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to switch out the cool summer decorations in your apartment for some fall decor that will set the mood as the leaves start to change. There are so many different colors and … Read More
"Doorway Decor Ideas for Fall

Doorway Decor Ideas for Fall

Fall is almost here, so you may get the itch to decorate your apartment. There are tons of autumn- inspired decor ideas to consider – but why keep it to just the inside of your rental? The front door of … Read More
"End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

With the new school year vastly approaching, you may be in talks with your family about going on an end-of-summer getaway. A vacation is always good; everyone will come back feeling refreshed and rested before heading back to the classroom. … 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
"Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Are you enjoying pool season like me? Going to the swimming pool is a popular summertime staple most renters love to do. We may be halfway through the season already, but that doesn’t mean we have to slow down our … 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