Posts By Jen Jackowski

While it may not feel like spring has sprung, the vernal equinox is fast approaching. Soon, that cold weather will be a thing of the past and we'll wake up to chirping birds and blooming flowers. Until that time comes, you can prepare your apartment for spring. From replacing heavy drapes with light, airy ones to cleaning your place top to bottom, you can usher in the warm weather and make your living space feel breezy. Additionally, you may want to consider some decor changes. Add potted plants to your apartment and you'll start feeling sunny right away. What's more, houseplants can help improve air quality to help kill the musk of winter. With that in mind, here are the best indoor plants for spring:

As the fourth-largest city in the U.S., Houston, Texas is a buzzing metropolis that millions of people call home. With dozens of unique areas in the city, anyone who comes to Houston is sure to find a place where they fit in. Here are some great Houston neighborhoods for you to check out, whether you're moving from out of state or another area in the city:

Moving to Houston What You Need to Know 3

Houston, Texas is located near the Gulf of Mexico, and it's one of the state's largest cities. If you're moving to Houston, there's a lot you should learn first so you don't spend the first couple of months gawking at all the cool stuff the metropolis has to offer. Don't worry, though-- Houston is an accepting city and you'll fit in quickly.

Every renter goes through this debacle of looking at their income and their apartment hunting wish list and realizing there's a gap. But prioritizing what you want in an ideal apartment will help you sign a lease as a satisfied renter. Here are some tips to help you prioritize what you really need out of your next place:

A Guide to Boston Neighborhoods

One of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston was founded in 1630. While it's now a modern metropolis, the city still has traces of its historic roots. However, history buffs aren't the only ones who seek the Boston lifestyle,…

How to Take Care of Your High-Quality Pots and Pans

Now that you've been on your own for a while and have built a collection of high-quality cookware, you want to make sure you protect your investment-- some of this stuff could serve you the rest of your cooking days! With that in mind, here's how to take care of your quality pots and pans:

the little issues that pop up from time to time are nowhere near as frustrating as having to share a tiny bathroom with multiple people. If you've had to do this, you're familiar with waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom so you can shower before work, or bumping elbows as you brush your teeth. And let's not forget the clutter! Fortunately, you and your roommates can get along and share the bathroom by using these tips:

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You'd think living in an apartment would limit your decorating options, but it doesn't have to. Sure, you can't paint on the walls unless you're willing to forfeit your security deposit, but that doesn't mean your place has to be drab and dreary-- quite the opposite, actually. You have many choices for how to add some color to your apartment. 

Kansas City Life What You Need to Know

Kansas City life may surprise you if you aren't from the area, but it'll be a good surprise. This Missouri metropolis (that's right, it's not actually in Kansas) is a bustling location that's quickly making a name for itself. And…

sublet apartment

Subletting is a unique renting situation in that you'll only be in the apartment for a few months instead of the whole lease term. As such, the etiquette and rules for subletting are different than signing a lease for a…