Apartment Living Guide

Apartment alterations

3 Simple Apartment Alterations

This topic is a tricky one – most apartment leases forbid alterations that physically change the apartment. In fact, an alteration as simple as putting a nail in the wall to hang a picture could technically void your lease, depending on it’s terms. The most important thing you can do to protect your self (and […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: Apartment DIY,Apartment Interiors,Kitchen
Tired Woman Needs Help Sleeping

How To Get Better Sleep In Your Apartment

Avoid caffeine, don’t take a nap to close to bed time, cut back on the liquids… blah blah blah.   Yeah, we’ve all heard these mostly commonsense cures for insomnia, but what else can we be doing to improve the quality of sleep that we achieve in our apartment? And more importantly, are these new-age […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: Bedroom,Tips & Tricks
Natural Egg Dye

Natural Easter Egg Dye

This time of year the grocery and department stores are awash with pungent chemical Easter Egg dyes that are bright, uniform, and prepare quickly; but it’s important to know that those dyes are not the only way the gave a pastel embellished holiday to your little-ones.   Natural Easter Egg Dyes are easy to prepare, […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: Apartment DIY,Easter,Holidays
Featured Terrarium

5 Ideas For Home Terrariums

If you haven’t noticed, I love gardens… and home terrariums, and planter boxes, wall gardens, flower bouquets… really anything that has to do with plants. I’ve been wanting to put together a nice indoor terrarium in my bathroom for awhile which is what prompted this article on ideas for home terrariums. I will be sure to […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: Apartment Interiors,Bathroom,Indoor Garden
Unpacking

Keep Your Sanity While Moving

Packing and unpacking all of your worldly possessions is usually the most stressful and bothersome part of moving. You may have thought that there was a method to your madness while packing, but the process of unpacking can make you feel like a total stranger threw all your belongings in boxes at random. Orderly packing […]

By  Sarah Wright
| Filed Under: Moving,Tips & Tricks
Loft bed

How I saved $6000 on rent in San Francisco

Having a roommate in San Francisco is hardly news worthy; even multiple people living in one room isn’t that out of the ordinary for what’s considered the most expensive city in America.   But my troubles weren’t about money, and I wasn’t searching for the elusive cheap-near-MUNI-good-neighborhood-rent-controlled-unicorn apartment – in fact I had my own studio and […]

By  John Brown
| Filed Under: Apartment DIY,Apartment Interiors,Tips & Tricks