Monthly Archive: February 2014

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The High-Maintenance Dog

Sharing an apartment with a pet can have both positive and negative aspects. Having a dog can keep you company if you live alone, help you meet friends with other dogs and help keep you active with regular exercise. On...

The Forget-Me-Not Factory in Ellicott City

5 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Ellicott City

Today we move out farther into Maryland, to Ellicott City, whose neighbor Columbia we’ve already profiled. Ellicott City is an older beast, and as such, has a different flavor than its upstart neighbor. Some would say a more authentic flavor...

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Are You Roommate Material? Take This Test to Find Out

Well, are you? Have you ever rented an apartment and had a roommate? How about a bad one? Whether you rent in Penn Quarter or Pennsylvania, the dynamic is pretty much the same. Lucky for us, Psychology Today has come...

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9 D.C. Hardware Stores to Help You Beat These Unending Storms

Forget the Polar Vortex, that’s old news. And don’t even mention that ice storm to me: I got very friendly with limitless buckets of water, escorting them up concrete steps … and that’s as far as I’ll go with that....

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You Can Have Your Wine, Just Let Me Have My Beer

While that other popular festival featuring beer’s upscale, sometimes-snooty cousin is taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the drink of the common man is being celebrated with the Presidents Day Beer Fest on the same...

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Apartment Stories: Love Is in the Air … Filter

Apartment renting has its ups and downs, but you have to appreciate the things that work out unexpectedly. Here is a funny apartment renting story from my first experience living in an apartment. One Sunday night, I came home to an extremely...

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Small Space Got You Down? Let HGTV Show You How to Live Large

So you have a small apartment but want it to look big and stylish. I’m assuming it’s a common lament among D.C.-area apartment renters. Well, then I have the show for you: HGTV’s “Small Space, Big Style.” While it doesn’t...