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Small Space Baby: Incorporating a New Child into a Small Apartment

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Dec 26, 2019

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We recently brought home our first child—a beautiful baby girl. They let us out of the hospital, and I suddenly realized that I had no idea what I was getting into.

Seeing giant trees go up in stores and larger-than-life holiday displays through the picture windows of sprawling homes is inspirational — until it makes you think about how little space in you have in your own apartment to decorate for the season. No worries! With very little money and a ton of creativity, you too […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Dec 3, 2019

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Jack o’lanterns are really good for scaring toddlers, but if Halloween ranks right up there with December holidays for you, a hollowed-out gourd with a candle inside probably isn’t going make the grade. After all, you want to strike fear into the hearts of sassy teenagers and adults who are just there to chaperone their […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Oct 22, 2019

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Remember when you moved into your place and noticed how much counter space there was in the kitchen? Now, six months later, you struggle to find enough room on the counter to even set down a bag of groceries — and despite all your claims that a night prowler stole the extra space while you […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Aug 15, 2019

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Since most apartments don’t have the space or appropriate hookups for freestanding freezers, renters are usually forced to make the most of the space available to them in a refrigerator/freezer combo.

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 18, 2019

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Since most apartments don’t have dens, rec rooms, or kitchens large enough for entertaining, the living room is usually the best place in them for hanging out with friends and family. And while small living rooms are challenging to decorate, it’s often even more difficult to

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 4, 2019

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Bicycle ownership is only going up in the U.S., with an increasing number of urbanites choosing to commute to work via bike or simply pick up cycling as a fun hobby. Even if you’re not a Tour de France hopeful,

Juliette Moore

 · Jun 4, 2019

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Gone are the days of moving into a new apartment and wondering how you’re going to fill it up so voices don’t echo off the walls. Today, you pay more and more for less and less space — but that doesn’t necessarily mean our needs as renters have changed.

Cassie Damewood

 · May 23, 2019

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Raising kids in an apartment can be a challenge. No matter how big it is, kids always seem to exist in packs — which means it always seems crowded.

Cassie Damewood

 · Feb 14, 2019

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The holiday season is upon us! For many of us, that also means battling blustery blizzards, cautiously conquering icy roads, and facing overwhelmingly crowded shopping malls. It’s during these times that coming home to a cozy apartment is ultra-important.

Cole Nemeth

 · Nov 27, 2018

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