Keep Pets Off Your Furniture With These Handy Tips

If you're a pet parent, then you love your critter like a member of your own family—but that doesn't mean you want them on the sofa. Keep your furry friend off the furniture with these tips. Set the precedent early. If you let your pup snuggle up with you on the sofa when you first […]

Summer Fruit Salad Recipes That Are Anything But Ordinary

You might be hitting the point in your summer when you're getting bored of the standard fruit salad. But don't squander the rest of fresh-fruit season, just spice up your recipe collection. Try one of these inventive fruit salads instead. Melon-and-Mozzarella Salad [MyRecipes] Maybe what your fruit salad is really missing is cheese. This layered […]

How to Create a Double-Duty Living Space

When you live in an apartment, you only have so much space to work with, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function. With an extra-large living room, you can create a space that serves as an office, a dining room, a playroom, and a living room. Just follow these simple steps. Choose your […]

From Windowsill to Herb Garden: How to Grow Herbs in Your Apartment

Even if you don't have outdoor space, you can still flex your green thumb. Many of the herbs you used to cook every day can be easily grown in planters set on a sunny windowsill. Follow these steps to design your own indoor herb garden. Choose your herbs. You should select the herbs you grow […]

Foot Your Fair Share! How to Split Living Costs With Your Roommate

Living with roommates is often fun and always a financially responsible move, but it can also be challenging. Sharing your space with friends and figuring out how to divide up the expenses can be tricky. Here's how to keep the peace and pay the rent on time. Agree on the division of the rent and […]

Potency in Your Pantry! DIY Cleaners That Use Common Household Items

If you have vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice in your kitchen, then you can get ready to toss all of your chemical-laden cleaners. These are the key ingredients you need to craft your own household cleaning products. They're cheaper, healthier, and just as effective as the sprays you pick up at the grocery store. […]

Food Safety Tips for a Perfect Summer Picnic

It's finally picnic season, and if you have outdoor feasts in your future, there are a few things you should know. In order to pull off a picnic that's both tasty and sanitary, heed these food safety tips. Keep your cart organized. Food safety actually begins at the grocery store. As you fill your cart, […]

Warm-Weather Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

Now that Mother Nature has redecorated with bright spring flowers and vivid green grass, it's time for you to spruce up your apartment, too. As the balmy breezes waft through your open windows, make these simple decor tweaks to celebrate the warmer weather. Bring the summer vibes inside. One of the best parts of spring […]