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  • How to Store Paint

    How to Store Paint

    We all know the situation. You buy a few gallons of paint to paint a room. You proceed to paint the room. And then you have a few gallons of paint left over. Where and how should you store it all? Storage The first thing you’ll want to do is seal the can of paint. […]
  • The Best Container for Coffee: According to the NCA

    The Best Container for Coffee: According to the NCA

    What’s worse than waking up in the morning to a sour cup of coffee: a cup of coffee that, for all the routines and tasks for which you need it to energize you, you cannot stomach? The National Coffee Association gives us a few tips on how to store coffee, in order that your storing techniques […]
  • Tips for Storing Financial Documents

    Tips for Storing Financial Documents

    As you move from apartment to apartment, the task of storing financial documents can seem daunting at first, not only because some documents might be relevant in the foreseeable future while others virtually useless, but because typically financial documents include sensitive personal information. On top of a good organization system, storing financial documents requires a […]
  • How to Avoid 3 Common Moving Scams

    How to Avoid 3 Common Moving Scams

    The three most common moving scams all involve money. Before you continue to read about the common scams of moving companies, just know that all can be avoided, quite simply, if you sign a contract before you officially decide to hire or use moving services. Inflating Prices after Packing All Your Belongings One thing you […]
  • Ultra-Processed Foods and Cancer Risk Linked

    Ultra-Processed Foods and Cancer Risk Linked

    A new study, as reported by Consumer Reports, draws a correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk. This is the first study to connect ultra-processed foods to cancer, although these foods have already been connected to obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. “In the new study published Wednesday in the medical […]
  • Good Gifts for New Neighbors

    Good Gifts for New Neighbors

    The trope of new neighbors typically brings to mind movie scenes involving casserole dishes. In our day and age expectations of neighborly courtesy have certainly changed. Traditional gifts like food dishes become less and less appealing when you think about the possible allergies any dish, even by accidental ingredient inclusion, might agitate. We are required […]
  • Prevent Bugs and Pests in Your Apartment

    Prevent Bugs and Pests in Your Apartment

    Yes, it is a harrowing thought that one day when you get home from work it is possible that the beloved family dog will have eaten half of the living room carpet the leasing office just installed. But there is nothing worse than cooking dinner and, upon reaching for the cup of flour you poured […]
  • Tips for Moving with Pets

    Tips for Moving with Pets

    With all the boxes, fragiles, and furniture you’ll pack into the moving truck, it’s easy to lump your pet’s belongings with everything else. But your pet’s belongings are key to comforting your pet during this time of change. As you think about moving, don’t forget your pet. Below are two important pieces to making the […]
  • The Best Time To Rent A New Apartment

    The Best Time To Rent A New Apartment

    People move for many reasons: their apartment wasn’t what they expected, annual rate increases, or newfound desires to change scenery. Yet there are some who anticipate the move, and rent a new apartment at the optimal time. Notwithstanding the specials that come and go at every apartment community in any given season, there are actually […]
  • Three Places to Hide Your Spare Keys

    Three Places to Hide Your Spare Keys

    Improvements in technology haven’t really solved the old, eternal dilemma: where to put the spare key. Hiding it is imperative, but keeping it accessible, and in a memorable spot, is difficult. We recommend 3 easy, accessible places to hide your key in plain sight. Car floor mat As long as you don’t lose your car […]
  • Apartment Living with Energetic Cats

    Apartment Living with Energetic Cats

    Cats have taken over in some apartment communities. This is no accident. As independent, and somewhat aloof creatures, cats basically take care of themselves, given enough food and water. People who like to travel find this autonomy of cats convenient. Left alone too much, however, cats tend to become rambunctious. Many have found even cats […]
  • Green Living Tips

    Green Living Tips

    Did you know that recycling helps the environment and can help you “go green”? And biking can as well! Learn about more wants to increase your green living with the following article! What are some green living tips for people who live in apartments? …read more The post Green Living Tips appeared first on Apartments […]
  • 16 Decorator Tricks for Small Living Rooms and More

    16 Decorator Tricks for Small Living Rooms and More

    Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas. …read more The post 16 Decorator Tricks for Small Living Rooms and More appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • 30 Brilliant Ideas for Apartment Decorating on the Cheap

    30 Brilliant Ideas for Apartment Decorating on the Cheap

    Looking for some great ideas for decorating on the cheap in your new apartment? Take a look at the 30 brilliant but cost-effective brainstorms we found on Pinterest! …read more The post 30 Brilliant Ideas for Apartment Decorating on the Cheap appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • 9 Good Kitchen Updates (When You Can’t Renovate Your Rental)

    9 Good Kitchen Updates (When You Can’t Renovate Your Rental)

    Adding a mirror or a temporary back-splash are just two great ways to temporarily renovate your kitchen while renting. To learn about the other good ideas, click here! …read more The post 9 Good Kitchen Updates (When You Can’t Renovate Your Rental) appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living

    Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living

    Apartment hunting can be stressful, and living in an apartment isn’t always a picnic either. From noisy neighbors to horrible landlords and tight spaces, things can get dicey. But with the right tricks up your sleeve, living in an apartment can be awesome. Here …read more The post Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living […]
  • Decorating Tips for Furnishing Small Apartments

    Decorating Tips for Furnishing Small Apartments

    Just because your home is pint-sized doesn’t mean you have to live with pint-sized home decor. Try these apartment decorating ideas on for size, and you’ll find your small apartment has never looked bigger. Click Here To Learn More …read more The post Decorating Tips for Furnishing Small Apartments appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • 10 Tips for Apartment Decorating

    10 Tips for Apartment Decorating

    Bright colors and graphic patterns are hallmarks of Washington, D.C., interior designer Sally Steponkus, whose bold-yet-classic look is well within your reach. ​ Click Here To Learn More …read more The post 10 Tips for Apartment Decorating appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • 35 Ideas for Fall Decorations

    35 Ideas for Fall Decorations

    With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, its important to start thinking about how you want to decorate if you’re having people over. Well, look no further! This article has 35 great ideas to make your home stand out. Read the article here. …read more The post 35 Ideas for Fall Decorations appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • 3 Proven Methods for Improving Your Cell Phone Signal

    3 Proven Methods for Improving Your Cell Phone Signal

    Not much is more frustrating than trying to use a cell phone with 1x reception. From broken sentences to incomplete words, the conversation is pretty much incomprehensible. You try everything to improve the signal. The most obvious thing to do is keep your phone charged because a full battery guarantees the best hardware performance. But […]
  • These Cities Cost Student Loan Borrowers Most

    These Cities Cost Student Loan Borrowers Most

    Student debt is one of our country’s most pressing problems. As of this year, the total amount of student loan debt has reached $1.44 trillion. Paying back the average $37,000-plus loan will be a challenge for millions of students for decades to come. And for some more than others. This means that loan borrowers will […]
  • FORBES SportsMoney Index: Ranking Money in Sports

    FORBES SportsMoney Index: Ranking Money in Sports

    Have you ever wondered who the highest paid athletes in all of sports are? Or the most valuable teams? The most influential brands? To answer these pressing questions of our time, Forbes compiled a unique index to track and rank money in sports. Forbes describes the new index: “To create the SMI, we’ve combined all […]
  • Why Smart People Rent: On the Benefits of Renting

    Why Smart People Rent: On the Benefits of Renting

    Trying to decide between renting or buying a home? Of course, buying a home gives the stability of a mortgage. And renting a house or apartment allows for tremendous flexibility of location. But there must be more, right? Is flexibility the only reason to rent? The Khan Academy has published a video on the difference, […]
  • Prevent Mosquitoes at Your Apartment

    Prevent Mosquitoes at Your Apartment

    Mosquito bites shouldn’t ruin the summer for you. Open the windows and curtains and enjoy the weather from the inside of your home. Keep the mosquitoes away from your apartment this summer with these tips. Screens Most modern windows come with screens. But some don’t. You can purchase a low-cost screen to fit any window […]
  • Gift Ideas for New Neighbors

    Gift Ideas for New Neighbors

    Not much is worse than living next to a neighbor you don’t want to socialize with. The typical neighborly gift is food. But many people have food allergies. Get off on the right foot with these gift ideas for new neighbors. Introduce to Local Places Your new neighbor may also be new to the community. […]
  • How Renting is Greener than Owning

    How Renting is Greener than Owning

    When you think about it, the average apartment unit size per family size is probably smaller than the average house size per family size. This, at the outset, gives an advantage to renters: with a smaller area, you’ll use less energy to provide heating or cooling to satisfy the same amount of people. But some […]
  • Tips for Working from Your Apartment

    Tips for Working from Your Apartment

    Working from home can be a huge blessing for some people: you can drink as much coffee as you want! For others, it can be a death sentence. From childcare and errands to cleaning the house and Sportscenter, some distractions you’ll find at home don’t exist at the workplace. But distractions don’t have to ruin […]
  • Boost Cell Phone Reception in Your Apartment

    Boost Cell Phone Reception in Your Apartment

    Not much is more frustrating than trying to talk on the phone when your cellular reception is low. From broken sentences to incomplete words, the conversation is pretty much incomprehensible. The most obvious thing to do is keep your phone charged. A full battery guarantees the best hardware performance. But aside from finding the sweet […]
  • Use These 2 Things to Maintain a Clean Car

    Use These 2 Things to Maintain a Clean Car

    We all know this experience. You go to the car wash. You pay for a nice shine. You vacuum the seats and floors. And after a month, not only has the shine faded, but it looks like a dump on the inside. Follow these tips to maintain a clean interior throughout the winter. Trash Cans This idea might seem unappealing at first. Who wants a trash container to take up legroom in the car? And won't it smell? But, especially if you don't want to clean out your car every time you drive it, a secondary benefit of a trash can is to get you in the habit of cleaning out your car. Even if it means just taking out the trash once a month. But obviously the primary benefit of having a trash can in your car is it eliminates the garbage. And it won't take up too much space. Buy a small 3 or 5 gallon trash can with a lid. Once you get in the habit of taking the trash out of the car, you can get rid of the trash can. Organizers Invest in a good car organizer. Then purchase some car wipes to keep the interior shiny and clean. Also stock up on some baby wipes for any messy passengers. Place these cleaners and any objects or tools in the organizer. With the trashcan and organizer, what else can be in your car? Once you get organized, cleaning will be the easiest part of owning a car. Even if you have a family, an organizing box will hold toys, crayons, books, and anything else you'll need. Now that the floor is clean and the dashboard wiped, the interior of your car will stay as clean as it came out of the factory.
  • Winterize Your Apartment

    Winterize Your Apartment

    If this is the first year you've lived in your apartment, you don't yet know how winter conditions might change your electricity bills or room temperature levels. Maybe things won't change at all. Here are some tips in case they do. Windows The very first thing you'll want to do is seal your windows. Even if they are new, it can only help. Purchase some plastic to put over the glass, buy insulating curtains, and get a door sweep. Even if your windows are old, the plastic and curtains together will reduce winter's effects on your apartment significantly. But don't become a hermit. When the sun is out, make sure your curtains are open. It's not only good for your skin to get some sunlight, but it's a free source of heat. Vent Filter You'll want to replace your vent filter as well. Ever wonder why spring cleaning is a huge deal? Why it has it's own name? Why winter cleaning isn't a thing? It's because your home gets dirtiest during the winter months. This is due to a lot of factors. But the main reason is because people keep their windows closed when it's cold outside. This traps in dirt, dust, and everything else in your home, for months. Beginning the winter with a clean filter is a good idea. Not only will it filter out dirty air coming into your apartment, it'll increase air flow from your vent. Rugs Lastly, rugs are great insulators. Get large rugs. Not only will it help liven up your living space, it'll trap in some heat, especially if you have hardwood floors. It'll be nice to not have to walk on cold floors during the coldest months of the year. Space Heater If you've done everything here and still are cold, don't …
  • Conquer the Toxic Dust Hidden in Your Home

    Conquer the Toxic Dust Hidden in Your Home

    Many of us don’t need a substantial push to swap harmful cleaning chemicals for less intrusive alternatives. Who likes dry, bleach-stained calloused hands anyway? As the dangers of indoor dust are well known, it’s becoming apparent the invisible, long term effects of our daily cleaning habits, and lack thereof, can amount to terrifying heights of […]
  • Tips for Storing Books

    Tips for Storing Books

    If this is your first time storing books, you might think the process will be as easy as storing anything else: pack them up in boxes and throw them on a shelf. But that’s not exactly the case here. Books are delicate, sensitive to changes in their environments. Store your books with the confidence that […]
  • Mottos of the Organized

    Mottos of the Organized

    Don’t let your stuff own you It’s easier said than done. Some people collect so much stuff throughout their lives, they have no idea what to do with it. So they keep it. Then have to pay for space to store it. And the problem just perpetuates itself. When you make financial decisions about where […]
  • How to Discuss Clutter with Your Roommate

    How to Discuss Clutter with Your Roommate

    If you’re living independently for the first time, with a roommate or significant other, you’ll encounter a universal problem: people organize their lives differently. What seems to be clutter to one person will be organized chaos to another. This problem may appear irresolvable to some. If your roommate or significant other doesn’t think about what […]
  • Begin Exercising at Your Apartment

    Begin Exercising at Your Apartment

    The best deals are those that involve getting the same product or service for a lower price. This is why exercising at home is best. No more gym rats. No more sweat-infused-axe-spray nausea. No more machine hogs. Think about how much less effort you’ll have to put into preparation for the gym. Let’s talk about […]
  • Why Renting is the Better Choice for Millennials

    Why Renting is the Better Choice for Millennials

    You’ve probably heard: student debt is over $1.3 trillion. And, according to a report by CNBC, it’s “growing faster than the average salaries for recent graduates.” For a borrower aged 20-30, the average monthly student loan payment is $351. That’s quite a bit, especially when the median income for millennials remains relatively low. As reported […]
  • How Millennials are Happy and Productive in the Workplace

    How Millennials are Happy and Productive in the Workplace

    “67% of millennials are likely to share personal details [at work]…while only one-third of baby boomers do the same,” found a 2014 study by LinkedIn. The work/life balance is an unspoken rule among working people. What happens at home shouldn’t be brought to work, and vice versa. This has long been the idea undergirding “professionalism.” But […]
  • How to Break Old Habits and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

    How to Break Old Habits and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle

    Now the holidays are over, and the New Year’s resolutions are kicking in, it’s time to think about sustainability. Whether you are resolved to eat healthier this year, exercise, or even learn a new instrument, you’ll have to think long and hard about how you’ll accomplish your by-the-end-of-the-year goals. The good thing is you’re not […]
  • Prepare Your Clothes for Storage

    Prepare Your Clothes for Storage

    It’s time to put those summer clothes away for the season. Here are some tips to help prepare your clothes for storage. Clean You probably don’t want to pack away clothes with bad odors. But don’t forget your clothes might be stained too. And those stains will become permanent if you let them sit for […]
  • Alternative Christmas Trees

    Alternative Christmas Trees

    Sometimes its impossible to get a real Christmas tree, so here are a lot of good alternative ideas! See more here. …read more The post Alternative Christmas Trees appeared first on Apartments In Indianapolis.
  • Infusing Personality Into Your Apartment

    Infusing Personality Into Your Apartment

    When it comes to moving into a small apartment that barely holds all of your belongings, it can be difficult to find ways to decorate the space and make it feel like home. With a cramped bathroom or a minimal amount of storage, it …read more The post Infusing Personality Into Your Apartment appeared first […]
  • Make the Most with a Sloped Ceiling Bedroom

    Make the Most with a Sloped Ceiling Bedroom

    Sloped ceilings–like the kind you find in attic spaces–have a ton of character and make cozy rooms like bedrooms and family rooms feel a whole lot more intimate. So why do we not love them?Well, here are some designs that make sloped ceilings seem …read more The post Make the Most with a Sloped Ceiling […]
  • 5 Tasks to Take Your Time With

    5 Tasks to Take Your Time With

    While there’s a time for rushing through home cleaning and repair tasks as quickly as possible to get back to living and enjoying the rest of your life, there are times when taking it a bit slower is advised. There are some tasks around …read more The post 5 Tasks to Take Your Time With […]
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