Top Three Online Apartment Hunting Tools

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Renting a living space allows you to avoid the costs associated with purchasing property, appliances, and occasionally furniture as well. Apartment living can be pretty pleasant, but apartment hunting is almost always exhausting. So how can you find an apartment without losing your mind?

Fortunately, we live in a digital age, and there are plenty of websites that can help you find an apartment without tearing out your hair.

1. Craigslist and PadMapper

Craigslist is the classified pages of the internet, and though it often gets the side-eye for its seedier corners, it can be a great tool for finding an apartment. Searchers can easily filter listings by area, price, and number of bedrooms along with several other factors.

But for those who want that experience to be

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Three Ways a Shed Can Help You Prepare for Winter

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It is officially fall, which can only mean one thing: winter is right around the corner. Autumn serves as a transitional period between the two most extreme seasons we have in North America, which means that we spend it preparing for the dramatic shift in weather. Part of winter preparation means storing away seasonal items, lawn care equipment, and stockpiling things that we need to get through the winter. Garages and sheds are the perfect way to do this and stay organized. Here’s how:

Seasonal items
Somehow throughout the year we seem to acquire a bunch of things that we can’t use year round. Invest in a few secure plastic tubs for storing summer clothing. Rather than leaving your bikes, boat and fishing supplies in the garage to clutter it up for the winter, move all these thi

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Four Tips for Caring for Your Parents as They Age

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Will you be caring for your parents as they age? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of families handle elder care for their older relatives, including Mom and Dad. However, the type of care that seniors often require can be time-consuming for working adults who have children. In order to make the best of the situation for yourself and your loved ones, use these tips on caring for your parents in their golden years.

1. Get Medical Appointments in Order. As we age, we tend to have more ailments than we did when we were younger. The same will be true for your parents in their senior years. Make sure they see their doctors regularly for check-ups, and get

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Looking for a Home Loan? Follow These Tips for Getting a Good Deal on Your Mortgage

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Finding your dream home is not easy, and worrying about paying for it adds an extra level of stress. Securing a mortgage can be a long, grueling procedure, and if you don’t have a good understanding of the industry it can be even more complicated. There are complex forms to fill out, extensive credit checks involved, and on top of that you need to find an individual or institution that will give you the best rate on your loan. If you’re in the market for a home mortgage, follow this advice to make the process a little easier on yourself:

  1. Compare Mortgages – There are different types of loan options available to home buyers, and there are many factors that effect which kind is best for you. There are low rate mortgages that require a higher downpayment, but also
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Three Helpful Tips for Finding an Apartment

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Looking for a new place to live can be as stressful as it is exciting. If the prospect of finding a new place is making you tear your hair out, relax. There are a few basic things you can do to ease the process and get you set on the path to find an apartment. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Use the internet
This is an obvious one, but you should make sure that you’re doing it right. Some apartment finder websites are tough to navigate and you might find yourself swimming in a sea of apartment listings that are out of your price range and not quite in the right area. Check local realty sites and places like Craigslist for more local and suitable options. You should check thes

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5 Reasons to Buy a New Bed

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If you’ve stopped by a mattress store recently, you might have sticker shock. But a lot of engineering goes into designing a good bed, and you may be surprised at what a difference getting one can make in your life. Here are five reasons buying a new bed is worth the cost:

Reduction of Back Pain
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 80…90% of Americans experience back pain, and an unsupportive mattress or one that places pressure in the wrong spots can cause or exacerbate that problem. Because the spine is curved, flat mattresses often won’t provide adequate support. If you’re experiencing back pain, consider adjustable bed systems. Adjustable bed mattresses allow for t

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Express Affection and More With Flowers

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According to Rutgers University, research shows that that presents we pick to convey special messages say a lot about us. It is likely because of this that people have traditionally used flowers to express a wide array of feelings and ideas. For example, in Russia, red tulips were often used to declare romantic love. Likewise, different colors of carnations were used to symbolize different levels of affection: red symbolized deep love, white represented pure love, and yellow depicted dejection. With this historical signification, it is no surprise that modern studies indicate that people who send flowers instead of other gifts, are viewed as successful, caring and emotionally intelligent.

Given the popularity of flowers as gifts and decorations, the modern florist industry is a popular one: there are

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Green Homes The Perfect Cost and Quality Solution

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Green custom homes are designed to have better energy efficiency and indoor air quality. They also conserve water and reduce pollution.

Modern green homes may be built smaller to use fewer materials. Building green homes also saves maintenance and utility costs since there’s less space to heat and keep in repair. Standard sizes of lumber can be used to reduce waste left over after a construction project.

Homeowners can also request that their builders use eco-friendly materials when building green homes. Building materials from regiona

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Keep Those Clothes Out of the Trash! Here’s What Happens When You Give Used Clothing Donations Instead

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Almost everyone knows that donating clothing to charity organizations means keeping fabrics out of the world’s landfills. Clothing is one of the easiest materials to recycle: an estimated 99% of the textiles in United States landfills could be salvaged. Yet old clothing accounts for 5% of all waste in landfills, and the average American throws away 68 pounds of clothing per year.

However, giving used clothing donations to charity can offset the negative environmental impact of the clothing waste that piles up year after year. Not only do

Why You Should Never Settle When It Comes to Your TV Remote

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If you feel like you’re always losing your TV remote every time you turn around — you’re not alone. In fact, research shows that an estimated 49% of all television remote controls are eaten by couch cushions. And although, thankfully, many of these victims are eventually found, it doesn’t hide the fact that their temporary loss causes quite a bit of frustration for their humans. Research has actually shown that the average TV watcher will spend, over one lifetime, about two weeks looking for lost TV remote controls. That’s right — two weeks.

What hasn’t been studied is the amount of time that the average TV watcher

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