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One of the best things about renting an apartment? The amenities, of course! Not having to mow the lawn (or shovel snow) is pretty great, but having access to extra features that you’d otherwise have to pay a premium for, is all kinds of amazing. Though not all buildings are created equal, here’s a list of 8 amenities that make rental life that much better [...]
What is “petiquette”? It’s defined as the proper way to control and handle a pet. We love our furry friends, but it’s important to remember that a certain amount of consideration and etiquette is required. Read on for a list of 13 petiquette tips to help keep the peace between you and your neighbours.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and hands down one of the most expensive. With holiday parties and gatherings galore on the horizon, the number of hostess gifts and presents you’ll need can add up quickly. Whether it’s an office Yankee Swap or a full-blown family get-together, we’ve got lots of great DIY gift ideas that are as thoughtful as they are inexpensive [...]
Like it or not, summer has officially come to an end. In preparation for the cooler days ahead, there are a few things you can do to get your home prepped for sweater weather. From sealing windows to packing away your summer clothes, we’ve got you covered. Read on [...]
So, you’ve signed the lease on your very first apartment. Now what? If this is your first foray into the real world outside of your family home, there are a few things outside of what furniture you’ll need and how you’ll decorate that may not be top of mind. This is a big, exciting step that comes with new responsibilities – and we’re here to help navigate some of what’s ahead. Read on […]
Ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? With our lives getting busier and busier, it’s no wonder we rely so heavily on technology to get by – and our smartphones are no exception! Read on for a roundup of some great apps to assist you in everyday life. Whether it’s to help with budgeting or squeezing in that daily workout – there’s a little something in here for everyone […]
While our instincts may tell us to start trip planning as soon as the summer months hit, there’s something to be said for staying put and enjoying what’s around us. We’ve gathered a few ideas to help you have a fantastic staycation – and keep a little dough in your pocket, too. Read on. [...]
These days, it’s all about clean and minimalist living. Staying in to save money, cooking at home instead of eating out, DIY-ing over buying, and just plain taking time to enjoy experiences has never sounded so good! But sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and we run out of ways to just chill. Here’s a list of ways to spend a Friday night at home when you need to slow down and relax (no FOMO or overspending included). [...]