Hi, I’m Kathy, MyNewPlace’s intern, and recent college graduate. After graduating just this past weekend, I began to get nostalgic about all the things I’ll miss about being a college student. Graduation is just around the corner for many other universities, and while there are tons of things you can enjoy in your post-college life, [...]
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Your summer meals should never lack flare. Whether you have a spicy or tangy preference, we offer a set of fresh, seasonal recipes that can be quickly prepared and slowly savored. A healthy low calorie set of meals can be a great pick-me-up on a lazy summer afternoon! Sesame Tuna with Spicy Slaw This [...]
If you’re looking for a dramatic change this spring, and streamlined styling is your thing, there are many modern furniture designs perfect for you. Modern design places its focus on a balance between clean architectural lines and interesting organic curves that are soft and pleasing to the eye. Both will spice up any plainly colored [...]
Sure you can Febreze the heck out of each and every couch pillow, rug, and curtain in your apartment. But do you really want people to think “Febreze” when they walk in the door? Not to mention the fact that each spritz contains a ton of sketchy chemicals. Instead of shelling out for a common [...]
Haven’t you heard? The pressure cooker is back in vogue (if not Vogue). Here’s why you should consider adding one to your wish list this holiday season. (Note! This article refers to electric pressure cookers; this article lays out if a traditional model may be better for your apartment) Wonders of a Pressure Cooker Pressure [...]
About to move out? Oh, yay. Here are some things to focus on if you’re angling to get your security deposit returned. If you’re just moving in to your apartment… Do a walk-through, and take pictures! This is probably the number one thing you can do to protect yourself against losing your deposit [...]
…Sounds too good to be true. Although your barking buddy might never be as elated as when he’s by your side, there are ways to keep him from going barking mad in your absence. Separation anxiety is, apparently, a real thing for pets, and keeping yours relatively happy can decrease a) the number of neighborly [...]
Clean everything off your desk Start from scratch. Completely remove all items from your desktop, and think carefully before replacing each one. Does it really need to be on display in your home or workplace? Or would it be just as accessible—and less in the way—somewhere else, like a drawer, file folder, or trash? If [...]
Maybe you just moved into your new rental and you have too many boxes that you can either a) recycle or b) turn into lasting storage containers. Here’s our round-up of good DIY storage container ideas: Shoebox → cord organizer I’m not the world’s most organized person, but I especially hate the tangle of cords [...]
One of the things about your 20s—or 30s, or even 40s, I suppose—is that you have to figure out how to navigate the Real World. You know, with credit scores, which no one can completely explain, and renter’s insurance and all kinds of things to give you a headache. Well, in case you were wondering, [...]
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