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More Apartment Gifts!

Last week, my work-wife, Julia, proposed the idea of giving apartment gifts this year.  While reading through her post, I realized how many of the things I am asking for are actually for my home! I graduated from college a few years ago, but didn’t move into my dream apartment until July. I live in […]

By  Kate Flynn
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What to Do with Those Leftovers

Already missing your favorite Thanksgiving treat? Perhaps you should incorporate it into your regular diet! My grandmother, for example, ate cranberry sauce every day of her life and was radically healthy right up until she developed Alzheimer’s (which I don’t think had anything to do with the cranberries) (and that might be the first-ever joke […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Thanksgiving Dishes So Easy You’ll Give Thanks for Them

Turkey is arduous enough. We’ve tracked down some recipes that will set your mind at east, at least regarding side dishes: Cranberry Sauce Do not, under any circumstances, buy your cranberry sauce. It’s about the easiest thing you’ll make for Thanksgiving dinner, and tastes approximately 400 times better when homemade. Seriously, it’s just cranberries, sugar, […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Friendly Reminder — Get Your Fireplace Inspected!

If you’re lucky enough to live in a house or apartment with its own fireplace, we hope you’re not taking its safety for granted. Just moving in? You should get both an inspection and a chimney sweep. In rented units, this should be taken care of by the landlord, but it’s worth double-checking the date […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Lighting Solutions for Badly Lit Apartments

Is your lighting a bit lackluster? Mix it up with various kinds of lighting. If you want to eliminate contrast and encourage a soft, attractive glow, use at least three different kinds of lighting, such as: 1.  Accent or “point of interest” lights Kind of like a spotlight for something you want to emphasize, accent […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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How to Win at Pet Halloween

You guys. It’s a rice krispie cat. Are you even serious right now.   Basically we’re suckers for Star Wars, so this Yoda dog is pretty amazing. But we almost think this AT-AT dog costume wins just for originality. !!!!!!! Virtual Halloween treats to you if you can name this animal character. (If you said […]

By  Julia Erlandson
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5 Easy Halloween Treats

For those of you really in the Halloween mood: Meringue Bones Although Martha and I don’t always see eye-to-eye, I think these bones are the coolest. They manage to be festive without looking discouragingly gross. As a bonus they only require two ingredients. Strawberry Ghosts Although these are for sale on Epicurious, they’d be fairly […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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To Do or Not to Do (it Yourself)

Hi everyone, I’m Kate! I work for MyNewPlace, and I’m writing the first “MyNewPlace Fridays” post — every Friday, a full-time employee of MyNewPlace will write a guest post about our own thoughts and experiences with apartment life. In Wednesday’s post, our blogger, Caitlin Morgan, offered five tips for getting your landlord to fix things […]

By  Kate Flynn
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Tips for a Happy, Safe Holiday Season

By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert It’s October, which means fall is under way and the holiday season is just around the corner. Many people look forward to the season as a fun, happy time of year. But if you’ve lived in an apartment for a while, you may already know […]

By  ronleshnower
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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from all of us here at MyNewPlace! We hope you’re relaxing and enjoying the last weekend of summer — and don’t forget to wear lots of white while you still can 🙂

By  Julia Erlandson
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