Part of the fun of setting up a new place is that you get to use the space as a blank canvas to work with. And the sooner you put your stamp on that canvas, the quicker you'll feel like you're really at home.
Cigarette smoking is still a very common habit in the U.S. According to the latest findings from the American Lung Association nearly 50 million adults over age 18 are smokers.
So what does this have to do with you?
Whether it’s summertime, the holidays or spring break, it’s likely that you’ll welcome visitors into your apartment. Whether they’re staying for a day or a week, you may run into a very uncomfortable issue: how do you ask them not to smoke in your apartment?You should not feel intimidated in your own home. Your house, your rules! If they can't deal with not being able to smoke inside, they can find somewhere else to crash.
If being blunt isn't your style, here's something to consider. Even if you've never lit up yourself, you would still be in harm’s way says the Centers for Disease Control. More than 40,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke each year.
So, what can you do?
In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary April 22, Apartment Guide sat down with Ashley Caderet, author of green and frugal living blog “Our Little Apartment,” to get her thoughts on how everyone can live more environmentally friendly in their apartments or homes. Plus, there’s a bonus: In this down economy, anyone can benefit from Ashley’s money-saving, waste-less, live-simply tips.
You can have a clean apartment and keep the whole process Earth-friendly, too. Read on for ways to keep a spick-and-span apartment by replacing cleaning chemicals with eco-friendly products.
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