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4 Ways To Create Your Own Apartment Art On A Budget


Art should be accessible to everyone. However, art can be really costly, especially if you’re shopping for prints or original pieces for your apartment’s decor. There are several ways to get around this obstacle, but there’s one we like most (because it’s the most fun)—create your own apartment art. Here are a few different ways [...]

Do This For Dinner Once Or Twice A Week To Save Money


Today, we’re continuing to share our latest budget advice for everyday apartment living. Food costs can add up quick. We’ve all experienced shock after seeing an unexpectedly high grocery receipt. Even when you’re trying to be responsible and eat your meals at home, grocery store trips can become expensive, and before you know it, you’re [...]

How To Move Without Going Broke


Moving isn’t easy. There are a lot of moving parts, and costs add up quickly, especially if you need to hire some extra help. While there’s no free way to move to a new apartment, there is a way to do so without going broke. Here are our tips for how to save the most [...]

Try The 50/30/20 Budget Rule To Get Hold On Your Spending Habit


With so much spending advice online, it can be tough to sort through it all to get to the good stuff. That’s why we’ve done the work for you. Recently, we came across a budget hack that made a lot of sense to us. This savings trick is referred to as the “50/30/20” rule, and [...]

How To Make Your Apartment Look Fancy Without Breaking The Bank


Some spaces just feel “expensive” as soon as you enter. An elegant space to call home is a common goal amongst apartment dwellers. However, a “fancy” space may seem out of the question for those sticking to a strict budget.   That isn’t the case, though. We’re here to tell you that luxe living doesn’t [...]

3 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Falling Asleep


Yoga offers an abundance of benefits for both the body and the mind. One of the most practical advantages to a regular yoga practice is that it may help you fall asleep more easily at night. Studies have shown that those who suffer from insomnia may find relief through yoga—people have reported that they are [...]

Try The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise To Help Beat Insomnia


Today, we’re continuing to cover one of our all-time favorite topics—sleep.   We recently discovered a hack for beating insomnia that’s rooted in mindfulness. Breathing exercises and meditation, in particular, have been shown to have significant, positive effects on the body and mind. Studies have shown that meditation can lower stress and anxiety, among other [...]

3 Practical Benefits to Weighted Blankets

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We’ve got good news: weighted blankets live up the hype.   You’d have to be living off the grid to have not heard about weighted blankets by now. They were one of the most popular gifts during the 2018 holiday season, and blog posts praising them are abundant.   So, what’s all the fuss about? [...]

Tips To Help You Find The Best Pillow For Your Sleeping Style


A good night’s sleep simply isn’t possible without the right pillow. Yet, it’s something many people commonly struggle with purchasing. When it comes to pillows, we tend to play the Goldilocks game—some pillows are too soft, too hard, too tall, too slim. What’s a sleepy person to do? To make things easier, we’ve rounded up [...]

How To Get The Best Night’s Sleep Of Your Life

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Sleep is absolutely crucial to good health. It’s also something most people don’t get nearly enough of on a nightly basis. But studies have shown that inadequate is linked to all sorts of health problems, including obesity, mental illness, clumsiness, and a whole lot more. Because sleep is such an important yet misunderstood component of [...]

Apartment Pets: How to Prepare Your Apartment for a New Pet


We’re wrapping up this apartment-pet themed week with some advice on how to prepare your apartment for a new pet. Bringing home a new pet is a super exciting time, but before you get to the fun stuff, you need to do a little bit of preparation. As a new pet owner, it’s crucial that [...]

Apartment Pets: Try This Easy DIY Dog Shampoo


Let’s be real: dogs can get smelly. Some tend to smell more than others, but all of them need a good bath on a semi-regular basis. Since our pups are part of the family, we like to be mindful of what we put on their bodies the same way we look out for ourselves. It’s [...]

Apartment Pets: How to Keep Your Cats Off the Counter


Cat parents know the struggle well. Felines just can’t keep themselves off of raised platforms, and kitchen counters or tables tend to be their favorite high spot. This can get annoying fast, as you’re constantly scooping up your kitty and trying to keep them away from foods before they start treating themselves to your dinner. [...]

Apartment Pets: How to Keep Your Pets Safe in Cold Weather


Well hello there, polar vortex. Looks like our city is going to be colder than the Arctic tomorrow. With that kind of news, we wanted to share our best advice on how to keep your pets warm and safe in these frigid times. Some dogs and cats may be fluffy, but to beat this kind [...]

Apartment Pets: Here’s How Often You Should Clean Your Pet Bowls

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As apartment pet parents, we strive to give our “fur-babies” the best lives possible. But proper pet care isn’t always as obvious as it seems. Consider your pet’s water and food bowls, for instance. If you’re anything like us, you refill the bowls when they run out of water or food, and give them a [...]