Delicious Uses for Freshly Picked Apples

Pumpkin carving. S'more roasting. Apple picking. When autumn finally rolls around, these are the seasonally inspired activities that everyone is excited to do. Maybe you've already checked apple-picking off the list—in which case, you might have a surplus of apples in your kitchen. Pick one of these recipes to help use them up. Essential Recipe: […]

How to Keep Produce Fresher Longer

If you've ever opened your fridge fully expecting to find salad fixings, only to encounter a produce drawer full of wilted greens, then you understand the disappointment that comes with wasting produce. Wasted food is wasted money, and it's inconvenient to have to run out for fresh ingredients. Keep your fruits and veggies fresher for […]

Spice Up Your Decor With These Autumn Decorating Tips

Fall is the perfect time to hole up in your apartment with a warm cup of pumpkin spice coffee and watch the leaves begin to change color. But before you snuggle up on the couch, make sure your home is a cute and comfy spot to hibernate. Follow these autumn decorating tips to transform your […]

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 […]