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Don’t send your Thanksgiving down the drain! Plumbers report that the day after Thanksgiving is their busiest day of the year for housecalls. [find-an-apartment] Don’t let plumbing woes distract you from your Black Friday shopping this year. Check out these do’s – and mostly don’ts -- for how to treat your apartment plumbing with care after Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away. Stay on friendly terms with your apartment community maintenance team by following these directions!

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know

One of the best parts about living in an apartment is that when something goes wrong (like the heat isn't working or the toilet won't stop running), you don't really have to take care of it yourself-- maintenance can help!…

Today's energy savings bulbs, known as Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) can not only earn your apartment the green seal of approval, but save you some significant cash in the longrun. Better yet, the modern versions of these energy efficient light bulbs - designed for home use - have improved by leaps and bounds.

Many renters aren't aware of the importance of renters insurance. According to Bankrate.com, over 40 million renters lack insurance for their rental, putting themselves at financial risk in the event of unfortunate circumstances. Don't become one of them. For less than…

If you’re like us, you’re enjoying planting flowers and putting away your heavy sweaters as the last chill of winter gives way to the warmth of spring. The warmer weather is always welcome – until it gets too hot, that is. Summer’s not far off, and with it will come soaring temperatures that can leave you uncomfortable in your apartment. [find-an-apartment] You can’t do anything to ward off the dog days of summer, but you can prepare your home ahead of time so those sweltering days don’t bother you too much. Here’s how to ensure you’ll be cool as a cucumber when the heat hits.

Tired of paying for both a landline and your cell phone?

[find-an-apartment] According to research conducted by the CDC, more than one third of Americans now use only their cell phones at home. But before you make the leap to get rid of your landline all together, there are a few points to think about. Consider the following ideas before you ditch your apartment landline and use only your cell phone to reach out!

ways to save money on utilitiesWhen it comes to monthly expenses, there are some costs you don't think can get lower, like a utility bill. [find-an-apartment] 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.

ideal indoor humidity

Longtime apartment dwellers from D.C. to Atlanta and Miami to Houston know more about outdoor humidity than they’d likely care to. Summertime in the East brings sweltering temps and sticky situations. What’s less often considered, however, is your home’s ideal…

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