With some smart organizing, you can make an easy exit -- and your next move will be a breeze!
With some smart organizing, you can make an easy exit -- and your next move will be a breeze!
Are you a frequent mover or anticipating a move in the near future? You can make the next move easier by preparing a strategy to pre-pack and organize stuff you want to take -- and toss what you’d rather leave behind!
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With some smart organizing, you can make an easy exit -- and your next move will be a breeze! Here are 7 tips to keep you nimble.

Downtown Chicago is one place where you'll find plenty of people walking.
Downtown Chicago is one place where you'll find plenty of people walking.
Sidewalk life can be one of the best parts of urban apartment living. The ability to walk right out of your apartment and take a stroll to the nearest park, corner café, bar or even your place of work is an incredible perk, for those lucky enough to enjoy it. At least, that’s what we often think when we describe the ideal apartment neighborhood. But according to recent studies, while “walkable” neighborhoods may be viewed desirably by residents, just because they can get around easily on foot doesn’t necessarily mean they will.

Why do you live in your city? For most of us, something ties us to a place, whether it's family, friends or a job. But if you had no ties and you could live anywhere you pleased, where would that be? Where should you live?

Take our quiz to see what type of place fits your personality. Do you belong at the beach, or nowhere near the water? Are you a country mouse or a city mouse? You may be surprised by your results!

Go Retro: Play Vinyl in Your Apartment!

Step aside, iPod… “retro” analog sound is back in style! Vinyl is making a comeback, according to the New York Times. After thirty or so years of neglect in favor of the compact disc, once again, it’s cool to play vinyl records in your apartment.
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Not sure how to get your hands on the groovin’ goodies? Before you can get down to analog listening (yes, the sound really is different from CD, and you can actually read the covers!) you’ve got to find a turntable and some albums. Follow these 5 easy steps to start discovering sounds on vinyl.

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For college seniors, the spring season means looking forward to graduation – and life beyond the college campus. To help college graduates as they look both for work and a new place to live, Apartment Guide consulted with Indeed, the number one job site worldwide, to bring together information to match the perfect apartment with the right job.
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Together, Indeed and Apartment Guide have researched the top cities with the most entry-level job openings, along with average rents for one and two bedroom apartments in these cities. Here’s the list.

Considering a move to a larger apartment? Wondering if you can afford a second bedroom?
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We wondered the same thing and decided to look at our data to see what metro areas had the biggest percentage rent increase from one bedroom to two bedrooms. For March 2014 in metros with at least 50 apartment listings, we looked at the lowest-price one bedroom and two bedroom apartment units to determine the average percentage increase between the two inside the same community. We included only apartment listings for which there were both one and two bedroom offerings located on the same property.

Avoid flower shock by keeping in mind these tips and tricks for doing floral decor.
With temperatures rising all across the nation, it couldn’t be any clearer that spring is officially here. Warmer weather means longer days and the chance to get outside for the first time after a cold, lengthy winter. If you’re on top of your game, you’ve most likely done your spring cleaning already, which means that your home might be ready for a makeover. You might find yourself wanting to commemorate the coming of spring in your interior décor, too.
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Decorating with florals is a hot new trend, but it’s tricky to master the art of floral décor without overdoing it. Luckily, with a few tips and tricks and keeping in mind some things to avoid, you’ll be able to seamlessly integrate florals into your room’s existing décor.

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