Back-to-School Tips for a Stress-Free School Year

With the new school year in full swing, a cloud of stress may have already descended upon your home. But there's no need to panic. If you follow a few simple organizational tips, you'll have a much easier time getting the kids up and out of the door in the morning. De-stress the breakfast routine. […]

No-Damage Ways to Add Color to a Rental

Does your apartment feel a bit drab? There's a simple way to spruce it up without leaving any trace behind when you move out: add some temporary color. Here's how to bring the bright hues without doing any damage. Funky art pieces. Use temporary adhesive hooks to string up a bright piece of artwork or […]

How to Make Your Cozy Apartment Kitchen Look Bigger

Living in a rental comes with many perks, from the amenities to the round-the-clock maintenance, but it can also present a challenge or two, depending on how you look at things. You could think of the limited space in your kitchen as a con—or consider it an opportunity to get creative and use design tricks […]

How to Squeeze in a Workout in a Small Space

When you only have a few minutes to squeeze in a workout in your apartment, don't fret. If you get creative, you can easily get your sweat on, even within the confines of your living room. Follow these tips to complete a quick and easy workout at home. Get creative with cardio. You don't need […]

Smart and Savvy Ways to Add Storage Using Shelves

Are you struggling to find extra storage space in your rental? You're not alone. Entire websites exist to provide inspiration for renters with limited space. One simple and creative way to instantly increase your storage space? Just add shelves. Here are four ways to do it. Create a storage wall. If you find knick-knacks or […]

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 […]