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Epsom Salt: A Surprisingly Versatile Household Cleaner

Posted on September 27th, 2016 in: Apartment Living with the tags: , ,
We’ve written fairly extensively before about how useful the combination of baking soda and lemons (or vinegar) is for cleaning many things around your house. Today, we’re going to add to that arsenal the unexpected and awesome power of Epsom Salt. WTF is Epsom Salt? Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate [...]

Detroit Cycle Pub

Detroit Cycle Pub
Detroit Cycle Pub allows you to rent a mobile bar that you pedal around Detroit viewing the sites while drinking. They not only have beer but craft cocktails as well. The lucky residents of Lofts of Merchants Row were able to enjoy this for the August resident [...]

The Lost American Art of Getting to Know your Neighbors

One of the best resources that any apartment dweller has access to is their neighbors. Unfortunately, a combination oframpant paranoia (“How do you know he isn’t a drug dealing Satanic Zika-infected rapist for ISIS?”), screen-oriented living (“Why do I need to [...]

Do You Have the Apartment Insurance You Need?

Most Americans aren’t really conscious that apartment insurance (a.k.a. renter’s insurance) is even a thing. Some estimates say that as many as half of all renters are un- or under-insured in terms of renter’s insurance. The likely reason that other half qualifies is [...]

Belle Isle Park

Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle Park, is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River, between the United States mainland and Canada. Owned by the City of Detroit, it is managed as a state park by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources through a 30-year lease initiated in 2013.[1] Belle Isle is the [...]

A New Twist on Touring Detroit: Bikes and Beverages!

A Pub Crawl is not an exceptional event for The Lofts of Merchants Row Residents.  We are in the heart of Downtown Detroit and surrounded by incredible pubs and eateries, so technically any night out or even your walk home from work, can turn into an impromptu Pub Crawl! But every month [...]

Cheap Ways to Fancy Up your Loft Apartment

What actually makes a space fancy? The list is actually surprisingly short — and easy to attain, if you know what you’re looking for. The most significant element is detail, but that detail has to be counterbalanced by simplicity. Then you have the Texture/Color/Material [...]

Interior Design Trends for Fall and Winter 2016

The summer is ending, and you know what that means: it’s time the forward-thinking to look a few months ahead and start getting  their interior design ready for their winter décor. So we talked to a few experts, and came up with some suggestions for the interior decorator in your [...]

PSA: Clutter Makes You Stupid (Literally)

Clutter. It’s one of those things you either live with, or work constantly to keep under control. (Or you hire a maid (possibly alongside an au pair), but that’s a bill few of us care to tackle.) If you choose “live with,” though, you should be well aware of the [...]

Jazz It Up in Detroit on Labor Day Weekend!

Jazz Fest 2016 Blog Pic
While there are competing versions of its nascence, one story of how Labor Day came into being is that Matthew Maguire—a machinist and Secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in New Jersey—proposed the holiday in 1882 and that it was first celebrated at [...]