Category Archives Cleaning & Utilities

August falls firmly in the summer season, but believe it or not, it’s the time to plant if you want to harvest crisp vegetables this fall. If your apartment balcony gets enough sun, you can plant a container garden and grow your own food this fall, which saves you money in addition to brightening up your balcony. You’ll want to invest in large containers, each one at least 10 inches wide and 12 inches deep, so your vegetables will have enough room to thrive.

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:

It's almost springtime, and you know what that means … spring cleaning! Alright, it's not that exciting, but it is necessary. As much as I don't like to spring clean, there's nothing better than the fresh feel my apartment has…

If there’s one surefire, fail-safe, must-do secret to keeping your apartment clean, it’s this: Cut out the clutter. Unnecessary knick-knacks, piles of magazines, and clothes you don’t wear anymore only add to the general eau de slob around your place. So what can you do to keep the clutter under control? The first step is to cut the amount of stuff that comes into your place every day. And one of the biggest sources of clutter is junk mail. Chances are, your mailbox is filled with unwanted catalogs, credit card applications and all sorts of other junk. Even worse, you might lose track of something important – like a bill – with all that other stuff to wade through every day. So what’s the solution? Nip it in the bud. Opt out of junk mail so you don’t get all that unnecessary paper every day. Your apartment will be cleaner and your life will be a little simpler. Here are four websites that’ll help you do it.

After the holidays, our decorations are taken down and the apartment seems to have gained square footage. It may seem a little empty, but there are a few ways to add life back into your space. One of those ways is to add houseplants. Whether you have a green thumb or are a beginner, houseplants are easy to take care of and make a great addition to your home. Also, did you know that houseplants can help to filter the air in your home? Here are a few of the best houseplants to get you started.

Hello. My name is Tiffany and I am a magazine hoarder. I have issues. I fondly recall back in the late '90s my mother was an avid magazine reader. She subscribed to a few different glossies, but I particularly remember how…

When it comes to monthly expenses, there are some costs you don't think can get lower, like a utility bill. But with some awareness, a bit of effort and a few phone calls, you might be surprised at how much you can knock down utility costs that once seemed set in stone.

When I was little, my parents used to tell me to not let the bed bugs bite when they would tuck me in at night. Back then, the phrase was almost comforting, and I didn't think much of it. After…