Top 10 Benefits of Renting an Apartment

Top 10 Benefits of Renting an Apartment

There are numerous benefits to renting an apartment instead of buying a house. Many apartment complexes have amenities that you will not have if you own or rent a house, such as a pool, tennis court, and laundry services. Plus, plenty of home-owner hassles are typically taken care of when you reside in an apartment, such as maintenance and lawn care. If you're feeling down about not owning a home of your own, or if you just want to remind yourself how fabulous the apartment lifestyle is, here are the top 10 benefits of apartment living.

How To Make Your Home Look Cleaner Than It Actually Is

How To Make Your Home Look Cleaner Than It Actually Is

It's a natural law of physics that homes get messy. But we can have control over how messy they become. The decorating choices we make contribute to a sense of either disorder or calm.  Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to chaos and visual stimulation. Fortunately, Apartment Therapy is here to offer tips and considerations for creating an atmosphere that gives the illusion of less mess

DIY Solutions for Stray Socks, Shampoo Explosions & More

DIY Solutions for Stray Socks, Shampoo Explosions & More

Have you ever had a bottle of shampoo explode in your luggage? How about a sock without its match? Is your shower crammed with miscellaneous body washes, hair products, and soap bottles? In one way or another, we've all experienced these seemingly unpreventable mishaps. Sadly, we often accept these universal day-to-day problems as unavoidable, inevitable facts of modern life. But there are plenty of creative, hassle-free solutions to many of the annoyances and difficulties we face.

Best Apps for Food Delivery to your Apartment

Best Apps for Food Delivery to your Apartment

In the past, moving into a new apartment meant having to survey the neighbors for the best eats in town, collecting food menus, digging around on the internet for phone numbers, and doing some major detective work to figure out which restaurants even delivered to your side of town. Fortunately, the days of dining-in worries are over. Now, you can discover the best apps for getting your favorite feasts delivered right to your door, with a simple tap on your mobile screen.

Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

If you currently reside in an apartment, congratulations! You have taken the first step toward efficient and green living. Naturally, since houses are larger in size, they require more money, time, and resources to run well. Not only are smaller spaces are much easier to manage; they also take less time to clean and maintain, and are often much more efficient in terms of eco-friendliness.

Converting to an environmentally friendly household isn't as tricky or time-consuming as you may think. With a few simple steps, you and your family can be well on your way to decreasing your carbon footprint and feeling happier and healthier in general.

New Year's Resolutions for Your Living Space

New Year's Resolutions for Your Living Space

With January 1st just around the corner, perhaps you’re starting your list of resolutions—losing weight, saving money, creating more time in your schedule for family and friends. In the spirit of new beginnings, what goals will you set for your home? HGTV has consulted with the experts and come up with some excellent resolutions to make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year.

Unraveling the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Unraveling the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Official Ugly Christmas Sweater Day was December 15. But for those who relish the chance to wear the ugliest, most garish of prints, Christmas is one week away, which means the sweaters still have time to make themselves known. And what a statement they make! From holiday parties to school fundraisers to pub crawls, Christmas Pageants, and Nutcracker performances, the ugly Christmas sweater has become as much a tradition as secret Santa gift-giving and kisses below the mistletoe. 'Tis the season for the knitted creations. Whether it’s glitter poinsettia embellishments, flashing red and green lights, giant elves or gingerbread men you crave to display on your torso, the Ugly Christmas Sweater is the garment to wear—for the next seven days, and then no more. Stick a few extra Christmas pins on your vest for good measure, and don't forget the ornament earrings!

Festivity Without Fires: Safety Tips for Holiday Lights

Festivity Without Fires: Safety Tips for Holiday Lights

When the holiday season rolls around, some of us have a taste for the extravagant, dressing up the outside of our homes and surrounding foliage with 25,000 twinkling lights, imported from Italy. Others go for the whimsical, displaying a giant inflatable Santa in the yard that lights up at night to greet the neighbors. Perhaps you prefer to keep it simple, placing several traditional candles in the windows. Unfortunately, all of the above are hazardous.

Ways to Warm Up in New England this Winter

Ways to Warm Up in New England this Winter

Those of us who’ve spent our lives in New England might be accustomed to the region’s epic winters—the howling winds, blankets of snow, and slushy driving conditions. Perhaps you can't wait to hit the slopes, lace up your ice skates, or feel the freezing air blow through you as you glide down the local sledding hill on your snow tube. But what if feeling cold and damp is not your idea of a pleasant time?