One of the most important considerations when planning a New Year’s Eve party is making sure that your playlist is on point. You’ll want a great, high-energy mix of danceable tunes that everyone can enjoy, while including a few classics for those who love the oldies and some slow jams for the lovers. So if you’re staying in this New Year’s Eve and are ready to bust a move with your friends, throw on our playlist to keep your guests’ toes a-tappin’.
Since Christmas is such a sentimental holiday, it can also be a time of high emotion, particularly if you’ve overspent on gifts, your family is staying with you and your pets are getting into all of the shiny holiday décor. Lighten up this holiday season by getting rid of all unnecessary clutter before it begins, which will make you feel organized and leave more room for guests, gifts and all of their… baggage. Here are five secrets for making this one a clutter-free holiday.
With temperatures dipping down every day, it’s time to really start thinking about how the colder weather of winter affects your apartment and your bottom line. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, you can’t safeguard completely against heat loss, but there are some unusual things you can do to maximize energy conservation during the winter. By rearranging the furniture in your apartment, you can reduce energy consumption and see the difference in your utility bills each month.
"Wow" her this Christmas with gifts she'll love, including a sparkly phone case, dazzling jewelry and pretty bags. The rumor is that women are hard to shop for, but as long as the gift is sparkly, vintage, stylish, pleasantly fragranced…
Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, husband, brother or dad, you know that he isn’t the easiest person on your list to shop for. It probably seems like he already has everything he could ever possibly want. But every guy deserves something special under the tree. Give it a little thought, and consider what he really needs or what he does for hobbies. If you’re still unsure, read on for Apartment Guide’s suggested gifts for him.
As you prepare to move out of the house or dorm and into your first real apartment, you will have a long list of items you need to buy, borrow or steal. For starters, there is the furniture: a bed frame and mattress, dressers or drawers, a couch and other seating and a table. Then you’ll need staples like dishes and cookware and cleaning supplies. In the midst of all this shopping and packing, a few things are bound to slip your mind. So before you move, make sure you have these five essential items often left out of a first apartment.
Will you be receiving new electronics, jewelry or other big-ticket items as gifts this holiday season? And (hint, hint), will you also be getting the receipts? The holidays are an ideal time to take a home inventory and make sure all your pricey new gifts will be protected in the event of a loss: a fire, a burst pipe due to freezing, a natural disaster or even theft.