…or your next marketing meeting! In the MyNewPlace marketing team, we want to be prepared for anything that comes up in the office. Our fearless leader, however, is more concerned about the threat of zombies…and corny jokes. Thus, when we had a few extra dollars to spend on in-office supplies–only $5 per person, in fact–we [...]
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I love Cinco de Mayo. Here in San Francisco, it is a big deal. There’s an entire Cinco de Mayo festival in our Mexican-influenced Mission District, and bars throughout the city offer deals on Tecate, Corona, and margaritas. I decided to have a low-key party to celebrate this holiday…until I realized what Coronas cost in [...]
Spring cleaning? An excellent idea. Get the winter grime off your floors, and the buildup of stuff out of your closest. Just don’t forget your clothes in all this. After all, you spend as much time in them as you do on that mattress you should probably be flipping soon. Clean and store sweaters Sweaters [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert For many apartment hunters, the search for the perfect rental starts off fresh and exciting. But when an apartment search starts to take longer than you hoped, it can feel like a drag and you might get anxious that you won’t find a suitable [...]
Earth Day approaches. Why not celebrate by limiting your crafting to projects that don’t necessitate lots of plastic and glitter and other potentially polluting products you bought new? (Not that I have anything against glitter. It’s really pretty. And, frankly, probably biodegrades faster than plastic that’s not cut up into tiny pieces? Anyway, get your [...]
Having enough money to buy nice clothing (or just being savvy enough to get it second-hand) is a double-edged sword. Every delicate, perfectly shaped sweater is probably going to come with a “dry clean only” tag, and not only do you have to spend the extra time schlepping clothing two and from the cleaner’s, you [...]
Believe it or not today’s blog post isn’t about some catchy Katy Perry song.. oh no, now it’s stuck in my head again, but instead we’re going to talk about the apartment that was just right but for whatever reason you didn’t get it. You’re still living in fantasy land Oh you remember. That moment [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower - About.com’s Apartment Living Expert! Although apartments come in all shapes and sizes, one thing they have in common is a bathroom. However, when it comes to making decisions relating to convenience, comfort, and decor, many renters choose to focus their attention on other rooms in their apartment. It’s true [...]
Think your bills are set in stone? Think again. You can even negotiate the interest rate on your credit card, for cripe’s sake. How could your powers of persuasion lower your household expenses? Always ask Always, always ask if there’s any way you could pay less for a given service. That doesn’t mean asking, [...]
Look at you trying to be a Real Adult. Life is post-college, you have a job that you can’t schedule around Friday hangovers caused by Thursday night beer pong, and you feel like you shouldn’t be totally mortified if you actually manage to bring someone home who seems sophisticated enough to wash her dishes more [...]
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