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When you walk past the windows or doors in your apartment, do you feel an icy draft? If so, you’ve got leaky windows, which make your apartment inefficient and run up your heating or cooling bill. Since you can’t replace the windows in an apartment, you might feel helpless – but you’re not! All you need is a little insulation.

Draft stoppers – also called draft blockers, draft dodgers, or door/window snakes – are simple: They’re just tubes made of fabric and filled with an insulating material that you place at the base of your windows or doors, where most leaks happen. Making your own draft stopper is a fun, simple DIY project that took me less than an hour. Here’s how I did it:

People with allergies are part of an exclusive (sniffly) club. They're the only people who know how it feels to be constantly at war with everything from dust to pollen to pet hair, all in an effort to continue breathing…

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Dorm rooms are filling up with eager students and young adults are moving into their very first apartments.

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It's pretty tempting to head straight to Target and fill up a cart (or two) with all the things you so desperately want need. But not so fast! You should adopt a habit of smart shopping, buying as many essentials as you can for just a buck at your local discount chain. Allow us to demonstrate...

Renting an apartment is a great way to save money, especially if your living arrangements are not permanent. Many people stress the importance of finding a good landlord, but you often don't realize until you move in that it's just as important to be a responsible tenant.

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So once you've found the perfect apartment, completed your walkthrough and moved those boxes, how do you make sure that you're getting the best renting experience? You can start by avoiding these common mistakes.

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