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Throwing an apartment-complex holiday party is a great way to get to know your neighbors and develop friendships with the people who can help you out when you need to borrow some flour. Having a party with the neighbors can be a little more complicated than having a party with friends. Who should you invite? Should you invite all of your neighbors when you don’t know everyone in your building? Perhaps most importantly, how will you fit everyone in your tiny apartment? Here are some party ideas to help you throw a successful bash for your whole building.

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 · Dec 11, 2006

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Second-hand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke or ETS) is a health risk for everyone, and particularly for children (who become very susceptible to developing asthma or respiratory infections when exposed to smoke) and the elderly. It’s within your power to quit smoking if you’re a smoker, choose to live with only non-smokers, and ask your guests to smoke outside if they must. But what if your neighbors are smokers? Even if they smoke outside, the smoke might migrate into your living space through cracks around doors or windows or in ventilation system, posing a threat to your health. So what rights do you have when it comes to protecting yourself against second-hand smoke? Read on for more information about the dangers of second-hand smoke and the ways you can protect yourself.

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 · Dec 4, 2006

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Noisy neighbors are a nuisance to us all. Sometimes they can be convinced to calm down; sometimes not. Beyond working with your neighbors, landlord, and perhaps even the police in extreme cases, you can take some steps to make your apartment a less noisy place.

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 · Nov 27, 2006

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We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and giving thanks. But sometimes when you live in an homogenized, bland apartment, it can be a little hard to get into the spirit. So how can you lift your spirits, make your apartment feel more homey, and get in the festive mood? Short of setting out an incredible good spread on the day itself, how can you make your surroundings tastefully and subtly show some Thanksgiving spirit?

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 · Nov 20, 2006

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Many parents dream of buying their own house to raise their children in, but that’s not always possible. If you need to move into an apartment complex with your children, you are likely have some special needs beyond those of the typical tenant. This article will help you prepare to find a great apartment complex that’s not just safe but also fun for kids to live in. Finding the right place will take a lot of preparation and research, but you and your child will be happier for it.

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 · Nov 13, 2006

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Moving with kids can be tough. Beyond the psychological resistance to moving that they may display—being reluctant to leave cherished friends and familiar surroundings for scary new experiences—there are practical concerns as well, such as how best to involve kids in the moving process or keep them entertained during a long car or plane ride. Knowing what to do with the kids at all times can be tough, but many other people have lived through it and emerged with ideas about how best to handle the process. Read on for suggestions on how to keep yourself sane and the kids busy while you’re moving.

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 · Nov 6, 2006

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We all want to decorate our homes to the best of our abilities, but sometimes those abilities are limited by our pocketbooks! Check out the following decorating-oriented sites for tips on keeping your decorating budget under control. Some sites have helpful do-it-yourself tips; others have affordable furniture and accessories. Read on, then rev up your apartment with these stylish savings!

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 · Oct 30, 2006

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Every apartment has walls in abundance—sometimes more wall space than floor space, it might seem. Learn how to take advantage of these vast expanses and use them for storage. You can even mount large items on your wall if you’re up for it!

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 · Oct 23, 2006

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A number of formal complaints have been lodged against the White GloveMoving & Storage Company, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Most of the cases involve issues with the company raising the price of the move after providing an estimate or failing to pick up or deliver items on time. While the company has a clean record with the Better Business Bureau, several individuals have reported significant discrepancies between what White Glove initially told them and the charges demanded or services provided by the company in the end. Here are a few of the problems that some customers encountered, and what we can learn from these negative experiences.

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 · Oct 18, 2006

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When it’s time to renew your lease, you don’t necessarily have to succumb to your landlord’s demands. If you’ve been a good tenant, you can engage in some savvy negotiation to get a better deal. It’s always easier for the apartment management to have a guaranteed good tenant than to have to seek out a new tenant with unknown payment and residential habits. These suggestions may help you get on your way to negotiating a better agreement with your landlord when re-signing your lease.

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 · Oct 16, 2006

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