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cable tv alternatives

There’s nothing better than watching your favorite show after a long day. Better yet, seeing that your DVR is full of shows so you don’t miss out. As nice as this is, is it worth the cost? Cable is not cheap the average household spends $103 per month on cable. If you are on a budget it is a definite luxury. But, that doesn’t mean you have to miss your shows. There are numerous alternatives to cable that will make you and your wallet happy.

gym etiquette

A gym is a great perk of apartment living, adding to your quality of life in more than one way. But your gym etiquette (or lack thereof) could make the wrong impression, turning off neighbors, potential friends and even management. Here are some tips so you make a good impression in your apartment community's fitness center.

Some people enjoy jogging, while others cringe at the thought. Some like the discipline of lifting weights; others find it boring. Swimmers, basketball players, and dancers all appreciate the activities that make their spirits soar. Fortunately, there are almost as many different ways to get fit as there are people resolving to exercise in the coming year. And when you find the right exercise for you, you’re more likely to enjoy exercising and stick to a program. [find-an-apartment] Here are some tips for finding the best exercise program to meet your needs.

A bed is one item that's worth spending a little extra on. Your back will thank you. Image: Oro Valley-The Golf Villas at Oro Valley, AZ
A bed is one item that's worth spending a little extra on. Your back will thank you. Image: Oro Valley-The Golf Villas at Oro Valley, AZ

When you rent an apartment, rather than buying a place, it can save you a lot of money. However, if that apartment isn't furnished — as few apartments are — you'll soon find yourself with a list of extra things that you have to buy in order to turn your new place into a proper home.

Buying everything at once can be overwhelming (not to mention a strain on your bank account), but you can get away with skimping on certain things. However, you should spend the money on other items so you don't have pay to replace them a few months later.

So which things can you save on, and for which apartment items should you spend a little extra? Let’s break it down.

Summer has rolled around again and everyone’s minds are on having fun in the sun -- particularly if your apartment community has a pool. Though it’s easy to forget, keeping basic safety in mind can ensure that you, your family…

community grill courtesy

While you’re meeting new neighbors at the grill, you certainly don’t want to do anything to tarnish your reputation or become known as the “bad guy / girl at the grill” in your building. Here are a few guidelines to common courtesy at your apartment community’s common grill.

valet waste explained

Confession: the first time I heard of valet trash, I wasn’t overly excited. Another fee for a thing I can do myself? Seriously? Who needs it! Fast forward several months later and I can tell you that valet trash is actually one of the most practical advents to modern apartment living.

Forget living the high life – go for the spa life! The newest things to look for in apartment community amenities are convenient spa services, on-site and off. [find-an-apartment] If this kind of lifestyle is important to your well-being, here are some luxurious options you should be booking for. On-site aaaaah-ptions A developing trend in apartment living is the addition of on-site spa and wellness services, including massage, facial and custom treatments. Upscale residences may feature a wellness spa, especially when the building shares patronage with a hotel where guests can use the facility as well.

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