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Do your kids complain about being bored while you are busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner? You're not alone! This year, instead of having the kids watch Thanksgiving specials on TV, put their creative minds to use and have them make the…

how to stay safe when cleaning an apartment

Did you know you can actually create toxic or dangerous situations by mixing common (and effective) household cleaning products? Here’s a guide to keep your cleaning day safe; don’t go from “determined” to “dangerous.”

home leg workouts

Not having a gym or being short on time or space is no reason to skip “leg day.” Your legs are the largest muscle group in your body, so besides strengthening important muscles, working your legs helps you get your heart rate up and torch calories. The good news is, you don’t even need to leave your apartment to get a killer leg workout. Try these moves for effective home leg workouts.

A lot of apartment hunters worry more about being close to friends or near the right subway line than assessing apartment security before they move in. [find-an-apartment] Of course, finding the balance between location, price and security can be tricky. Here is a checklist to make sure apartment security is part of the evaluation. The next time you start looking for a place, ask the following questions:

The long-awaited summer season might be halfway behind us, but there’s still plenty of time to scream for ice cream! Find your perfect apartment now! If those pre-manufactured pints of Rocky Road just won’t do, you can always opt for making a creamy concoction right in the comfort of your own apartment. Sure, some methods will take longer than others, but they all yield that creamy, dreamy, custardy goodness that’ll keep you cool and satisfied until summer’s end. Check out these methods for making homemade ice cream in your apartment.

worst Christmas gift ideasWhen it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts, right?

Wrong. We've been busy sharing with you a ton of gift ideas that will wow your loved ones. You can thank us later. But let's not ignore that fact that some items should never be given as gifts. Ever. [find-an-apartment] Good gifts can truly cement a relationship while bad or thoughtless gifts can cause it to fizzle. Not only that, a bad gift will make you appear tactless, and the person on the receiving end won’t feel so great either. Bah humbug!

'Tis the season to give, and you must keep in mind that giving unto others is actually a very strong form of communication. What message are you sending with the gifts you've picked out this year? Hopefully none of these are on your shopping list:

You could become an extreme couponer and purchase 72 bottles of yellow mustard that you don’t need, or you could save money while grocery shopping anytime by planning ahead. [find-an-apartment] The latter involves careful study of the grocery stores you frequent and possible store-hopping, but in the end, you can outsmart ever-growing food prices by following the tips below. Plan around sales. Scour your local grocery stores’ sale papers on their websites, paying attention to their dates, and plan meals around what’s on sale. For instance, if you were planning on making a baked chicken dish, utilize on-sale chicken thighs instead of more expensive chicken breasts, and look up recipes for budget-friendly flank steak instead of ribeye. While you’re on those grocery store sites, look for printable coupons.

Summertime is all about grilling, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying time outdoors. One of our favorite things about summer is enjoying the warm weather out on a mini patio garden. We've noticed apartment patio and balcony gardens are trending now on Instagram. Whether it's growing vegetables for cooking or showing off colorful flowers in flower boxes, apartment dwellers are really getting into the gardening spirit! Get inspired by a few of these real apartment patios and balconies: [find-an-apartment]