You know what they say—one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Fortunately for this project, we can use our own trash. So grab that empty wine bottle (the one that almost made it to the recycling bin) for this simple and divine DIY project. Continue reading
Painting a room is an easy and effective way to give it new life. But just because it’s relatively easy compared to other household improvements doesn’t mean it comes without its own share of headaches. It can become a messy, unattractive project if you don’t do it carefully. Follow these tips for painting to avoid major (and unpleasant) mistakes. Continue reading
If you’re a renter, you should already be familiar with damage deposits (sometimes called “security deposit”). They are, unfortunately, a necessary evil for the property management to protect themselves from losing money.
If you’re a responsible tenant, and you take the appropriate steps when moving out of your apartment, you should be able to get all (or at least some) of your deposit back. Then, that money can go toward your next apartment, your new home, or simply toward some much-needed shopping. Whatever you want to spend it on, here are some tips for getting it back. Continue reading
The spring “wedding season” has officially begun, and your fridge will soon be covered in elegant, hand-lettered invitations if it isn’t already. Your growing collection means two things: 1) You have a lot of friends and family who want to celebrate their special day with you, and 2) You may or may not go broke buying gifts for all of the couples.
Engagement gifts, wedding gifts, gifts for the shower and bachelor/ette party—weddings can quickly go from a fun-filled celebration to a costly, stressful one. Knowing your way around wedding gift etiquette is your first step to avoid being bogged down by the season. Continue reading
College is one of the best times of our lives. Freedom from parents, meeting new people, getting involved in a fraternity or sorority, and studying subjects that lead to careers are all things that students look forward to. However, there’s always that one major downside. Continue reading