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A Few of Our Favorite 2018 Home Décor Trends to Try In Your Apartment


  Redecorating your apartment can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many styles and options available when it comes to interior decorating; it can be difficult to know where you should even begin the process of revamping your space. We want to help, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite 2018 home décor trends [...]

Just Moved In? Here’s What You Should Do


  You’ve unloaded all of your boxes from the truck into your new place. The hardest part of your move is over. Now, you’ve just got to complete a few additional tasks until you can kick your shoes off and call your new apartment home. Not sure what’s left to do? We can help. Here’s [...]

3 Small Dog Breeds for Studio Apartments


  So, you want a dog. But there’s a potential problem. You live in a studio apartment. Don’t give up your dream just yet. You’ve got options. While the idea of adding another occupant to your apartment may seem out of the question, there are some small dog breeds that do well in studios, so [...]

Try These Scented Candle Alternatives for a Sweet-Smelling Apartment


    There’s something wonderful about walking into a sweet-smelling home. Scented candles make homes smell great, but they aren’t your only option. There are numerous other items that can give your home a sweet aroma without the worry of a fire hazard. If you have kids or pets, these scented candle alternatives are ideal. [...]

4 Reasons Why Renting an Apartment is Better Than Buying


If you’re thinking of moving, one of the most significant decisions you’ll face is renting versus owning an apartment. While our opinion may be slightly biased, we believe renting is almost always the better option, and we’re here to tell you why. In this post, we’ll discuss the pros of renting an apartment versus purchasing [...]

Simple Steps to an Eco-Friendly Apartment


We’re all for hugging trees, but if you want to have a real effect on the environment, you’ll need to make some lifestyle changes. That doesn’t mean you need to change everything, though—Small efforts can add up to make a big impact when everyone pitches in a little. One of the simplest ways you can [...]

5 Biggest Moving Mistakes You Must Avoid


  When it comes to moving, everything isn’t going to be easy. After all, the entire idea of relocating from one residence to another is something that isn’t fun for most people. When you move, you get to spend a lot of time, money and more importantly, energy. The process can be highly challenging and [...]

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed Too Much


One of the main deters to dog ownership is the inconvenience of dog fur. For some, excessive shedding is a nuisance that requires extra time spent cleaning and an endless supply of lint rollers. Other people are allergic to dog dandruff, so fur is more than just an annoyance—it’s a health hazard. Not all dogs [...]

PPM’s Tips for a Stress-Free Move


  It’s no secret that moving is a stressful process. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most stressful life events a person can endure. Packing up everything you own, loading it onto a truck, and unloading it all into a new apartment requires a lot of time and physical labor. While there’s no way [...]

Tips for Making Your Studio Apartment Look Spacious


  Studios may be the smallest apartment size available, but that doesn’t mean they’re destined to look cramped. There are many simple hacks that you can use to make your studio appear more spacious. Try one or all of these simple tricks for making your studio apartment look larger and roomier than it actually is. [...]

5 Air-Purifying Houseplants That Remove Toxins From Your Home

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Houseplants are good for more than just home décor. According to a study done by NASA, houseplants can have a major effect on indoor air quality. Plants absorb pollutants and convert harmful toxins from the air into compounds that are beneficial to them. Air contaminants can lead to unpleasant symptoms including headaches and itchy eyes. [...]

4 Apartment Cleaning Hacks for a Sparkling Clean Home

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Cleaning is a pleasure for some people, while others avoid it for as long as possible. However you feel about it, cleaning is a necessary task that requires effort, and usually some planning. Since it absolutely cannot be avoided, why not have a little fun with the process? One way to keep things interesting (and [...]

Tips For Starting An Indoor Herb Garden in Your Apartment

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Growing your own herbs is a great first step towards exploring the world of indoor gardening. Herbs are relatively easy to care for, and they’re convenient to have on hand in the kitchen. Herbs also have the ability to thrive in tight spaces, making them a popular choice for apartment dwellers. Here are some simple [...]

Here’s How to Pet Proof Your Apartment


We’ve all heard the horror stories about the new dog who chewed up a sofa or the cat who clawed the curtains. If you’re preparing to bring home a new furry friend in the near future, we highly recommend that you pet-proof your apartment in order to avoid any disasters. Taking some steps to pet-proof [...]

Simple Feng Shui Tips For Your Apartment

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Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of cultivating positive energy through various design elements. The belief is that by arranging your home in the right manner, you can increase the flow of chi throughout your house or apartment. When it comes to city living, it can be difficult to know how to best apply [...]

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