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Top Tips For A Great Apartment Bathroom

Bathrooms can get cluttered and really start to look messy from time to time. It is in fact one of the most trafficked rooms in your apartment, so it can be a true measure of your cleanliness.

If a guest sees a cluttered and dirty bathroom they may think the same about you. There are a number of easy ways to keep your apartment bathroom clean and clutter free that go way beyond just simply wiping everything down.

De-clutterizing everything starts with one thing: storage. Here are a few easy tips to declutter and clean your apartment bathroom.

How To Get Your Apartment Ready For Thanksgiving

If you are entertaining at your place for Thanksgiving this year, you seriously better get to cracking. Trust me…you don’t want to wait until the last minute to get things done because if you do…your life is going to get extremely difficult…the grocery STINKS at the last minute.

There are several steps that you can follow to insure that your Thanksgiving dinner will go off without a hitch and with the least stress as possible.

How to Prepare Your Apartment For Freezing Temperatures

Maybe you are just now experiencing winter this year or maybe you are in an area that’s been hit several times by the freezes, ice overs and wintery mixes. There are a number of things that you can keep in mind to help make your apartment life a lot easier during these times of cold.

How to Make Your Apartment Holiday Ready

Getting ready for the holidays around your apartment can be challenging. I’ve compiled a list of items from lighting to having kids around that you should keep in mind while preparing for the holiday season.

How to Patch Up Holes in Your Wall

patchingYou had some posters and frames hung up on the walls with tacks and nails, but now you’ve decided to redesign your place, take them down, and move a few onto a different wall in your apartment. The problem is: those nasty looking holes are still there…staring at you…laughing in that hole in the wall sort of way.

You’d love to patch them up and forget about them, but aren’t exactly sure how. Learning is worth it though because you’ll have less to worry about when you one day, many years down the linemove into a different place.

As always, we’re here to help you! Our apartment hole patching up experts, whom bear the title “Ap-hole-patch-perts,” have come up with a “how to” check list to help you get those holes fixed in no time!

Checklist For A Fully Furnished Room: The Kitchen

So the kitchen really doesn’t need a lot of furniture, but it needs something more along the lines of appliances and tools. Some Apartmentites think all they need is a coffee machine, but that is far from the truth.

Your apartment kitchen serves so many more purposes than just being a place to brew your coffee and grab a cereal bar. It’s a place to entertain, prepare for your day, relax in the evening, and to become a king or queen of cleaning.

Checklist For A Fully Furnished Room: The Bedroom

Yesterday I covered all of the essential items that you will need to complete your new apartment’s living room set. No living room is complete however without a complimentary complete bedroom to match.

What types of things do you need for the bedroom in your apartment?

Checklist For A Fully Furnished Room: The Bathroom

It’s time to hook up the bathroom in your apartment. I am not talking about making the plumbing work as hopefully that has already been done. Rather, I’m talking about getting all the pieces you need to fully furnish and decorate the room where you bathe and brush your teeth, among other things.

But, I digress. Here is the list of all the items that you will need to make your apartment bathroom complete:

Checklist For A Fully Furnished Room: The Living Room

So you have recently moved into your new apartment and now comes the time to fill it up with all the right pieces. Maybe not. Maybe you have been living there for a long time, but want to make sure you have all the right stuff.

Well whatever the case, you may need a little help out on knowing what exactly to get for what room. We will start with the most communal place in the apartment, the living room. There are a number of elements that you will need to put together that go beyond the obvious. Follow this checklist and you should be good to go.

Tips For Cleaning Your Closet

Let’s take a journey through what an image of havoc, mayhem, and disarray my closet has looked like recently.

Ever seen the streets of Times Square in New York after New Years Eve? Imagine bottles, trash, and debris from tens of thousands of people having a massive party in the streets, trampling over garbage and each other, and no one cleaning anything up. Then imagine a small tornado came through and mixed up all of that chaos a little more, spreading it around so the asphalt underneath is scarcely viewable by the naked eye. That’s about what the floor of my bedroom closet looked like with clothes (both clean and dirty), hangers, and who knows what else strewn about.


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