30
Mar 19

11 IKEA Products Every Renter Should Know About


I’m a lifelong renter and IKEA products have come to the rescue for many of my rental conundrums over the years.
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11
Feb 19

This Is How Much My Actual Mortgage Costs Each Month

Any renter with an internet connection and a passion for painting the walls dark green (or black or maybe just wallpapering a bit) can attest to the bit of confusion you feel when first encountering a mortgage calculator or payment estimator online.

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08
Feb 19

Watch Out: 7 Times When Cheaper Rent is Actually More Expensive

So you found the perfect apartment—everything seems to check out, from the desirable neighborhood to the amazing rent. But is it really as wonderful as it seems? Before you start shifting those extra dollars from your rent fund to your coffee budget, double check your new home to make sure none of these hidden expenses are going to end up emptying your wallet.

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06
Feb 19

35 Stunning Entryways That Make the Best First Impression

While some of us are lucky enough to have a proper entryway at home, most of us are stuck working with a cramped corner or narrow hallway instead of an actual foyer. Thankfully, the web is filled with stylish, space-savvy ideas for making your own entryway at home— no coat closet necessary.

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05
Feb 19

Houseplant Help: How to Save a Plant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you’ve ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. But with possible root causes ranging from underwatering, to overwatering, to a pest problem, it can be hard to get to the bottom of your plant’s ailment. The next time you need to diagnose a sick houseplant, consider this your step-by-step guide.

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03
Feb 19

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I’m 100% on board with giant knit everything. To guide our foray into needle-free knitting, we’ve rounded up answers to the most-asked questions and sources for stocking up on, then using, enormous yarn.

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01
Feb 19

Before and After: A '70s Airstream Gets Saved from Shag Carpeting

Sheena and Jason’s vintage Airstream is a soothing, lovely, bohemian dream on wheels. They travel the States in it with their beautiful dog Riley. Now the interior is all-white, with natural textures and bold patterns, but it sure didn’t look that way when they bought it.

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01
Feb 19

10 Sources for Good, Cheap Rugs on a Budget

I need a rug to ground a room, bring together a design, reduce echo, and keep my downstairs neighbors from hating me. It’s a lot to ask from this one important accessory, but I have to ask it for even more. This rug also needs to be well-made, beautiful, and cheap. Luckily, good, cheap, beautiful rugs aren’t actually that hard to find. It’s so nice when a seemingly impossible task turns out to be pretty easy! Here’s a list of 10 places to find your own stylish rug that won’t break the bank.

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30
Jan 19

9 Places to Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture

Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors don’t already have). The trick, of course, is that finding beautiful, modern furniture at inexpensive price points is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’ve got champagne taste and a beer budget, take a look at this list of eight retailers where you can satisfy your design craving — while still being able to pay the rent.

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28
Jan 19

Rental Red Flags: What to Look at When You Tour a Potential New Home

Picture this: You’re facing yet another problem in your brand new apartment but—lucky duck—you have roughly 11 months left on your lease. Don’t you wish you could go back in time and save yourself tons of time, money, and headaches by identifying these potential problems before you sign? We’re here to help you do just that.

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