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There’s an old saying about both fish and house guests smelling after three days, so take that as a warning to not overstay your welcome at a friend or family member’s home. Instead, arrange before you visit how long you will be there, making sure it’s no longer than two days. If you need to stay somewhere longer, offer to go to a nearby hotel for part of the trip. It may not be the most economical solution, but it will ensure you and the host remain friends after the visit. After you’ve scheduled your visit, follow even one of the tips below, and you’ll always be the guest invited to come back and stay awhile.

Living with a roommate can be great, but it can also test the limits of your patience. The most challenging apartment roommate may very well be whomever is currently living under the same roof with you. Check out these nine types of roommates you’ll likely recognize. From the Clean Freak to the Night Owl, some of these types really put the 'apart-' in apartment!

Apartment rules not to break

You've leased an apartment and moved in. Now you need to make sure that management doesn't have you on their "trouble tenants" list. Here are five rules not to break, which will keep you out of trouble and help you have a good relationship with your apartment manager (and apartment complex neighbors).

downsizing to move

Downsizing is both freeing and stressful. It's never easy to pare down a lifetime of memories, and most of us tend to associate our belongings with events and the people we love. Here are some downsizing tips to help make sure you don't make any mistakes, but pare down enough to happily move to a smaller home or apartment.