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How to Unclog Anything In Your Apartment

Posted on February 27th, 2015 in: Apartment Living with the tags:
Plumbing systems clog — all of them. It’s a fact of life. But a clogged tub, sink, or toilet doesn’t have to mean an expensive call to a plumber. In fact, most of you already have everything you need to handle almost any clog you could come across — without disassembling any plumbing. [...]

The Best of Both Worlds: Pairings that Make Detroit a Great Place to Live, Work & Play!

Wine and Piano Pairing
It’s human nature to like things in pairs, and having doubles has worked out well for us: from Noah’s Ark to double-stick popsicles (who didn’t love how the second popsicle always got even more deliciously gooey in the wrapper by the time you’d finished the first!) to Little [...]

7 Great Things about Living in a Downtown Apartment

Living in an apartment is a solid life choice — renting might be more expensive than paying a mortgage each month, but that’s only one tiny part of the total picture. Here’s why we find that having a rental in the urban core is a great decision:   It Costs [...]

5 Things You Should Know About Renter’s Insurance

Insurance exists because things go wrong, basically constantly. We’re all essentially just operating on the assumption that those things will go wrong with other people — but all too often, we’re wrong. That’s why we have insurance. Unfortunately, insurance is one [...]

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social
Alex & Cat socializing at Punch Bowl Social downtown with others from the Lofts of Merchants Row. The organized building events give you a chance to meet your neighbors and have a great [...]

Hit Just the Right ‘Note’ this Valentine’s Day (and Every Day) in Detroit!

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Yep. It’s that time of year when I have to ‘man-up’ and write about romance. Actually, it might be more appropriate to say, ‘un-man-up.’ Alas, I am a girl who falls more on the Lady Macbeth end of the spectrum (the “unsex me” part, not the murder and cover-up part) than that [...]

Conquering Clutter: When It Gets Really Bad

It doesn’t take much for clutter to snowball. Finals, a string of overtime at work, a sick friend that requires extended attention, or even just having a guest over can leave your apartment unattended-to for just long enough. When you finally get a moment to clean, you look around [...]

Redesign Your Apartment for $57 Per Room (or Less)

Changing around your space doesn’t have to be a matter of getting an interior designer and reassigning every square foot of your apartment — the truth is that a huge amount of that ‘new space feeling’ can be obtained by changing just two or three elements of each [...]

Be Who You Want to BE in Detroit: A Resolution That Can’t be Broken!

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Perhaps it’s because this is the time of year when everyone is talking about ‘resolutions’—essentially ‘rules’ they are going to ‘set for themselves, and then, all too-often, ‘break.’ It could also be because this time of year also marks the start of a new semester [...]

Hacks to Help Move Into an Apartment Easily

Moving is always one of the most difficult parts of any location change. The actual physical effort involved in getting all of your stuff from one place to another can be enormous, and the problems that make it annoying are always small, surprising, and incredibly difficult to solve. Here [...]