Posts By A.D. Thompson

Grandkids

We’re not saying don’t spoil them; that’s your right as a grandparent! The boundaries we’re referring to are literal. Designate space for play – moving furniture if necessary to allow kids room for pillow forts, Lego castles or even a little horseplay on rainy days when you can’t make it to the playground. Keep old magazines and newspapers on hand (or invest in a drop cloth) so you’ll feel okay about letting them channel their inner artist without worrying about a mess left behind.

childproof bathroom

The apartment lifestyle affords those who live it many luxuries. Alas, custom bathrooms are not among them – which means that parents looking to create a kid-friendly bathroom environment have to get creative. The nice part is that apartment bathrooms…

orlando florida neighborhoods families

This Central Florida metropolitan area boasts excellent school districts, great parks, and serious scenery. Here are a few that combine all three of the features that make for the best neighborhoods in Orlando – whether you’re looking for a place to call home while deciding where to buy or a family-friendly rental community where you can settle in and stay awhile.

james beard award winners 2018 orlando

Having spurred multiple visits from Food Network celebrities, several rankings on top foodie lists and a recent New York Times article showcasing incredible options for eats, Orlando's food scene is undeniably hot. There are more than a few neighborhoods which enjoy James Beard nominees helming their restaurants. Here's the scoop in 2018.

best apartment dogs

When it comes to the best dog breeds for apartments, we have to lead with a disclaimer: just about any breed – or a wonderful “Heinz 57” mutt from the pound – can make a great apartment dog, but there are certain breeds that, traditionally, do well in multifamily living environments. So here’s a list of some of the best apartment dogs if you’re considering adding a furry roommate to your apartment life.

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.

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:

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