The Worst Condominium Villains and How to Deal with Them

The Worst Condominium Villains and How to Deal with Them

Living in a condo is fundamentally different than living in a free-standing house because your property decisions are intermingled with the desires and needs of other people. This is very important to understand, and many current or potential condo-owners don’t...
Avoid These Five Common House Plant Mistakes

Avoid These Five Common House Plant Mistakes

If your house plants are in various states of near-death, this article is for you. I got the information for this article from my Mom, who used to own a plant store and loves gardening. Drawing from her years of experience dealing with plant customers and plant-owning...
How to De-Clutter Your Life Today

How to De-Clutter Your Life Today

I would never describe myself as a “pack rat”, but when I took on a roommate, I had to smush everything that filled two bedrooms into one.  At that point I realized I had way too much stuff.  I could barely walk around in my room because it was so full of stuff, much...
My Top 10 Long-Distance Moving Tips

My Top 10 Long-Distance Moving Tips

Moving across town can be stressful enough, but moving across the country can compound your worries.  I’ve found that moving companies can be pretty slimy and unreliable.  Plus, you might have to coordinate having your car shipped as well as a flight for yourself. ...
How to Catch a Mouse

How to Catch a Mouse

I had never even seen a mouse until I moved to an older building on the East Coast. Workmen were doing some repairs on the outside, which I think disturbed a couple of critters and caused them to come into my apartment. Here’s how I got rid of them. Types of Traps I...
The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

The Biggest Way to Save Energy that No One Ever Talks About

You might have heard some of these suggestions on how to conserve energy: Unplug unused appliances Switch to CFC light bulbs Adjust your thermostats & insulate Carpool or buy a car with good mileage But how much of an impact do these things really have on our...

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