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2 Tips to Increase Air Circulation in Your Apartment

Staff Writer

 · Feb 23, 2010

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Air circulation can have a large impact on the monthly electricity charge for an apartment. How well or how poor air circulates will effect how hard or how frequently the air conditioning and heating units need to function. Especially when there is only one air-conditioning unit in one window of an apartment, it can be difficult […]

There are some differences for city living as opposed to a small town lifestyle. Having an apartment in a large city often means the perk of having a doorman. A doorman’s job is a service, and as with many services, tips are expected. Knowing some universal tip guidelines will ensure a smooth transaction from the first […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 21, 2010

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Apartment sitting is a fun way to earn some extra cash or help out a friend. Staying in a home other than your own can seem like a mini-vacation, one that costs very little to you. However, there are a few rules for apartment sitters that will ensure everyone’s happiness, safety and peace-of-mind. Follow the […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 19, 2010

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Many people today want to make an attempt to go green in their home. Expensive energy efficient and water saving appliances may be out of your league and in an apartment there are only so many changes you can make anyways, but don’t give up. There are plenty of inexpensive things you can do around […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 18, 2010

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When you’re in need of some quick cash or are simply looking to clear you apartment of old furniture and belongings, selling items on Craigslist is one of the best ways to do so quickly and effectively. Since Craigslist is a free tool to use, unlike eBay or a classified ad in your local newspaper, […]

Rachael Weiner

 · Feb 8, 2010

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Never underestimate the positive consequences that result from building a good relationship with your landlord. Whether you like them or not, they own your shelter, the apartment where you lay your head at night. There might be numerous other options for renting, but your current landlord can make the difference in you being offered a […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 5, 2010

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Unexpected guests can come in both the welcome and the unwelcome variety, but in either case, a few tips to quickly cleaning up your apartment and possibly getting the guests out of the door asap can come in handy. Here’s how you can handle guests who drop in on you, depending on whether or not […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 4, 2010

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The economy still isn’t in the best shape, and this has made it very difficult for some to make their monthly rent payment. No matter what the circumstances are, it’s a problem if you just don’t have the money to pay rent. Not paying it can mean late fees that get you even deeper into […]

Oh My Apartment

 · Dec 30, 2009

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Sometimes you find yourself with junk you just can’t get rid of. You are stuck with some items that you can’t sell on Craigslist, can’t donate to Goodwill, and can’t even give away on Freecycle. But that junk doesn’t have to sit around your apartment forever. Here are some ideas on ways to dispose of […]

Oh My Apartment

 · Dec 14, 2009

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Fort Wayne anyone? Yep, the second largest city in Indiana may not be in the forefront of American’s minds, but according to our users, it houses the most satisfied renters in 2009. We recently released rankings for renter satisfaction for the largest American cities based on thousands of user reviews posted on ApartmentRatings and Fort […]

Oh My Apartment

 · Dec 3, 2009

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