The holidays are a time for celebrating. Unfortunately, many of these celebrations lead to waste. Stanford University reports that 25% more trash is thrown away during the holiday season the spans from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. This waste, whether it’s food waste or plastic, is not necessary. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this holiday season to its fullest, without having a negative impact on our natural world. To help you have a more sustainable holiday this year, ApartmentGuide
Anyone who’s ever had to manage a home repair or—if they’re ambitious—take on a house renovation knows the stress of hiring a contractor. It can be completely overwhelming to try to figure out who’s most qualified, adequately insured, does great work, and fits within your budget. Especially when you realize there are different types of contractors for things like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, etc., it’s easy to throw in the towel and sign a contract with someone who might
I love to make my home look like a million bucks for the holidays, but hey, bare budget, y’all! I tend to make decorations from materials I already have, and when the holidays are over, I want an attractive place to store them until next year. Plastic storage boxes are practical but not pretty, and they can cost a lot. Many blogs out there talk about how to turn a plastic box into ornament storage, but they don’t pay much attention to how the box itself looks. For me, anything associated
Every once in a while, I get in one of those moods where I want to flip my whole house upside down and start fresh. Maybe it’s a side effect of watching one too many episodes of Fixer Upper, but once the idea is in my head, it’s very hard to get rid of. Now, I’m no Chip or Joanna Gaines, but I can still give my home a stylish new look without breaking the bank—and now you can too with these helpful tips for how to plan a home renovation project on a budget. Create an Action Plan When
While deep cleaning is often associated with the springtime, every person knows how easy it is for a home to get messy. From dirt that is tracked into the home on shoes to the clutter that accumulates on countertops, it seems like cleaning always needs to be done. Why is cleaning important? A study by ApartmentGuide found that 66% of Americans said that a dirty home makes them feel stressed or anxious. In addition to this, they cited clutter as the most annoying mess to have in the home.