community grill courtesy

While you’re meeting new neighbors at the grill, you certainly don’t want to do anything to tarnish your reputation or become known as the “bad guy / girl at the grill” in your building. Here are a few guidelines to common courtesy at your apartment community’s common grill.

moving with a dog

When it comes to dogs and moving, our pets feels the same stressors we do – and let’s face it: moving is notoriously stressful. All the shuffling around – strange smells, shifting furniture, a multitude of boxes – can make your pup feel discombobulated, despite the excitement of changing things up. Since many studies have shown that dogs help reduce our stress, if you’re moving with a dog, it’s imperative to show your furry family member the same courtesy. Here are some tips to keep your best friend calm.

downsizing is good for you

If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:

1. You’ll save money

This one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:

valet waste explained

Confession: the first time I heard of valet trash, I wasn’t overly excited. Another fee for a thing I can do myself? Seriously? Who needs it! Fast forward several months later and I can tell you that valet trash is actually one of the most practical advents to modern apartment living.

how to clean hardwood floors

Carpet, tile and laminate are common in apartments. So if you’re lucky enough to score a beautiful place with rich, beautiful wood floors, it’s essential to know how to clean hardwood floors. Apartment Guide unlocks the secrets to hardwood floor care with these simple tips:

moving horror stories

We asked for some of your most horrific moving stories and you came through. We’ve picked our favorite for this round, but we’d love to hear more. If you have a moving horror story that you’d like to share, get social with us on Facebook or Twitter. You might just make our next round!

dog friendly apartments

The good news is that increasingly, apartment complexes are beginning to understand the pivotal role pets play in their residents’ lives and are accommodating dog owners when it comes to their policies – even to the point of putting pet-centric amenities in place. That means finding dog friendly apartments is easier than ever. The bad news? There are often restrictions, caveats or fees. Here are a few things to think about when you’re searching for dog friendly apartments.

how to clean for a move out

Moving into a new apartment is a hard but fun and exciting process. However, you still have obligations to your old landlord, the largest of which is apartment cleaning. Landlords want to rent out your old unit as soon as possible, therefore, you need to deep clean the apartment before your move-out inspection. If you don't, you risk losing your security deposit. Apartment Guide tells you how to clean for a move-out.

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