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Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Living’

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning — Week 1: The Purge

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Apartment Living
All right, let’s get ready for spring the best way possible — by getting ready for spring cleaning. This week, we’re going to talk about the first step of any in-depth apartment cleanup: getting rid of the crap you don’t actually want, need, or use anymore. The Kitchen Let’s start in the [...][...]

The Fourth Sense: Apartment Aromatherapy in Action

Posted on March 24th, 2017 in Apartment Living
You clean. You decorate. You put on the music that you love, and you have a tinkling fountain or other source of natural white noise in the background. You buy soft couches and comfy dining room chairs. Thought goes into just about every sight, sound, and feel in your home. But how often do you put any effort into [...][...]

The Five Most Common Household Problems (& How to Fix Them)

Posted on March 18th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We asked around with our local handymen and a couple of property managers and we got a solid list of the most commonplace household problems — the ones┬áthat your landlord will expect you to solve on your own. Then we asked around to figure out the most clever and inexpensive ways to solve them. Here’s [...][...]

How Has the Apartment Lifestyle Evolved in the Last Decade?

Posted on March 12th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When we think of “back in the day,” most of us probably think of our high school years. Depending on who exactly we are, that’s statistically pretty likely to be a couple of decades ago by now — which means for most of us a single decade ago seems pretty darn recent. But this is the Information [...][...]

Silent Sweat: A No-Gear Apartment-Friendly Workout

Posted on February 25th, 2017 in Apartment Living
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to designing an apartment-friendly workout! Among other things, you have to decide whether you want to work out in front of the massive windows that will let all of your neighbors see you, or in one of the rooms that has no windows but also much more limited space. Also, [...][...]

What is Detroit’s Cost of Living?

Posted on February 20th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit
As one of the premier living spaces right in the beating heart of downtown Detroit, one of the questions we get from tons of people who want to take advantage of the D’s rise is the one in the title. How much is Detroit’s cost of living? Fortunately, there are several groups out there who do solid research [...][...]

Genuine Loft Apartments Explained: Why the Long Corridors?

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Apartment Living
When it comes to loft apartments, there are basically two kinds: the kind that are called ‘lofts’ for no reason other than that they’re downtown, and the kind that are genuine loft apartments. As in, the kind that were originally industrial or commercial space built above the street level, and were [...][...]

How to Put On a Romantic Apartment Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 5th, 2017 in Apartment Living
Romance is in the air! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the torture and death of a man famed for illegally marrying young Christian soldiers (right before they were sent off to die in the name of Rome) by eating chocolates and making out. Yep, it’s Saint Valentine’s Day! And we’re [...][...]

How to Make Your Loft Apartment Inviting

Posted on January 30th, 2017 in Apartment Living
There’s an art to making a home inviting — the kind of place that says, ‘come in, be comfortable.’ Unfortunately, that art is in danger of getting lost, at least among the busy apartment-dwellers of Detroit’s urban core. So here’s a quick primer in setting up an apartment that will [...][...]

Maximizing Your Spice Rack, Apartment Kitchen Style

Posted on January 24th, 2017 in Apartment Living
We all know those people who never put enough salt in their food, and seem to be limited in their seasonings to ‘pepper and seasoning salt.’ We also all know those people who keep an alphabetized spice rack with 48 individual canisters, unlabeled because they know what each one contains by look alone. But [...][...]