Author: Kayla Lewkowicz

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4 Ways to Make Mismatched Furniture Work For You

When you move into your first (or fourth) apartment, decoration might not be a priority. If you’re like me, you were gifted with several items of hand-me-down furniture that, while functional (and free!), don’t match. In my case, they miss...

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Apartment Neighbor Etiquette

Robert Frost famously said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” That’s all well and good in suburbia’s white-picket-fence world, but what about your apartment complex? When at least one wall in every room borders someone else’s living space, it’s entirely different...

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7 Apps That Will Be Your Personal Butler

  You’ve got bills to pay, dishes to do, groceries to buy, and an apartment in desperate need of some dusting. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some free time for a change? With the rise of shared economy-apps following...

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How to Add Color to an Apartment You Can’t Paint

No one likes beige, boring walls. Yet most apartments come with exactly those kinds of colors. Your first instinct? To paint the walls, brighten the space and make it yours. [ Related: Apartment Decorating Ideas That Won’t Violate Your Lease...

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5 Tips For Post-Graduates Seeking Their First Apartment

Congratulations! You’ve graduated and made it to the first stage of adulthood: your first apartment. Not only are you an emotional wreck from the trauma of leaving the college world behind, you probably have a tight turnaround times between graduation...