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, […]

Break the Ice: How to Meet Your Apartment Neighbors

It may seem crazy, but it's easy to live within feet of people for years and never know so much as their name. If your apartment neighbors haven't gone out of their way to introduce themselves, maybe you should be the one to make the first move. Here are some low-pressure ways to break the […]

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 […]

Deliciously Light and Fresh Recipes for Spring

Now that the warmer weather is here, so is fresh, local produce. Your region's local farmers' markets will probably begin to pop up again soon if they haven't already. Head to the one nearest you to pick up just-plucked ingredients for the seasonally inspired recipes. Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart [Real Simple] The bright crimson hue of raspberries […]