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What’s a Shallot? Can’t I Just Use an Onion?

October 2021   If you like to cook, you probably have onions in your pantry. And if you cook a lot, you probably have both…

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Four Housewarming Party Games

  September 2021   Having a housewarming party after moving into your apartment or townhome is a great way to show off your new place…

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How to Clean & Sanitize Secondhand Furniture

August 2021 Maybe you love vintage furniture, garage sales, or are just on a tight budget. Whatever the reason, finding that perfect piece of new-to-you…

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Apartment-Friendly Water Games For Summer

July 2021 Outside water games are a great way to keep your kids both cool and active when the weather gets hot. While it’s easy…

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets

June 2021 Chances are you put a dryer sheet in with every load of laundry you dry, but did you know there are lots of…

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Life With a Cat…and Allergies

May 2021 Cats and apartments just seem to go well together. Cats don’t need a lot of space or activity and can provide plenty of…

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Why You Should Clean Your Mattress (and How)

April 2021 Sure, you regularly wash your bedding. Isn’t that enough? Almost. If you think about it, you spend countless hours on your mattress. Over…

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How Often Do You Wash Your Water Bottle (or Straw)?

March 2021  It’s great that so many people are helping to reduce landfill waste by using water bottles and reusable straws. If you’re one of…

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Four Stylish Ways to Display Houseplants

February 2021 Sure, you can just place a potted houseplant on a side table or countertop and they’ll do fine. But if you’d like your…

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Humidify Your Apartment (Without a Humidifier)

  January 2021 During our cold Rochester winters, the furnace runs a lot, which reduces the humidity in your apartment. That can lead to dry…

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VIP Program Spotlight: Thimble Tailor

December 2020 Not every article of clothing fits just right from the start. If you’re looking to alter, adjust, or modify the clothes you’ve been…

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Cook Any Meat to Be Tender

November 2020 The pandemic probably has you cooking at home more often. And unless you’re a trained chef, you may find that the meat you’re…

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