There’s a new focus on biking in many cities. And you might say the experience is as familiar as, well, riding a bike. Cities across the nation are embracing green transportation options, and one of those is perhaps the greenest of them all. Bicycles allow city-dwellers to get around with relative ease, as long as they are energetic and careful – and all without burning fossil fuels. This tried, true and tested mode of getting around – ok, it’s a little tiring, too -- just might revolutionize cityscapes.
Need a little help planning your apartment move? You might consult the services of a moving broker. These agents act as go-betweens between you and a moving company, helping to set the details of a move and allowing you to focus on other important matters. If you choose to work with a moving broker, there are some important details you need to know. Moving brokers, defined A moving broker, also called a household goods broker, is kind of like a travel agent for a move. They can provide estimates based on rates quoted by moving companies, for instance, and can actually set up the move for you with that company.
Here at Apartment Guide, we wanted to get a local sense of life in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona. We reached out to three Phoenix area bloggers to get their varied takes on the city. These notable, local Phoenix experts share from their own points of view the details you need to know to understand the city a bit better. How Phoenix is changing, where to visit, how to get around, great spots to eat... it's all here! David Bickford is the author and creator of the top-rated blog PHX Rail Food, “devoted to good eating along the light rail line that connects Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.” David’s is the number one Phoenix food blog as ranked on Urbanspoon.com. Scott Dunn of VisitPhoenix.com and The Hot Sheet Blog is a former journalist and now Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. Gwen Ashley Walters of Pen&Fork.com is a food journalist, professional chef, and award-winning cookbook author. She lives in Scottsdale, a nearby suburb of Phoenix.
[caption id="attachment_73544" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Not everyone may love your practice time. We share some foolproof (and soundproof) tips for playing music in your apartment without neighborly noise drama.[/caption] Do you like to sing or practice music in an apartment setting with neighbors right on the other side of shared walls? Depending on how much sound you make when you practice, you may find yourself on the receiving end of some neighborly, shall we say, feedback – and it’s probably not as much about your performance abilities as the noise level! So, what can an apartment musician do to satisfy his talent and keep calm in the neighborhood? This singer shares some tips that may work for you.
Bans on smoking have drawn both controversy and congratulations in varying degrees across the country. In many apartment communities, there are rules are in place restricting smoking. Now, the introduction of a new technology that looks and feels like smoking -- without actually being tobacco smoking -- is reigniting the debate about where and when it’s appropriate to "light up." Should electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, be restricted along with other nicotine products to protect nonsmokers? Here’s the latest information we found for those who share apartment spaces.
[caption id="attachment_71846" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Learn how to choose between moving insurance options to protect your stuff when you move![/caption] Moving soon? Whether you choose to hire a professional moving company or handle the dirty work yourself, you’ll need to consider how much you are willing to pay to protect and possibly replace your possessions in the event of damage, loss or theft. So what do you know about moving insurance? For do-it-yourself movers, buying insurance falls to the individual. But when you hire the services of a moving company, the options become a bit more involved. We’ll discuss the key ideas you need to know to affordably protect the things you’re moving. Read on to determine the best, umm, move for YOUR move, as it applies to understanding and pricing moving insurance.
Apartment dwellers have neighbors. It’s a fact. Hopefully, you're on good terms. The neighbors many people are talking about the past few weeks are the ones portrayed by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron on the big screen in the movie "Neighbors." Their attempts to (cough!) get along result in mayhem at a level you'll likely not experience as an everyday apartment dweller. (After all, you'd need a stunt double to safely get through some of those antics.) Their silliness brings up a serious point, however. What do you do when you desperately want to get along with a challenging apartment neighbor? Maybe you and your neighbor have a different idea of how loudly music should be played in the evening. Or perhaps your neighbor’s cooking is making itself a little too noticeable in your own apartment. Small conflicts can exist, and the good news is they can be worked out when both parties come together and communicate. But here’s the challenge: you may have to be the one to broker an agreement. With the skills you’ll read about here, you’ll be able to bring even a nightmarish neighbor to the negotiating table and work toward an acceptable outcome.