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    Get Your Roomies to Pay Their Bills On Time

    Having roommates is a great way to make life-long friends and memories. Unfortunately sometimes having a roommate means you’re going to run into some snags. One common problem when sharing your living space with others is paying the bills on time. Forgoing the use of threats (we’re kidding, of course!) we’ve pulled together a list […]

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  • APARTMENT HUNTING

    Live With a Friend or Stranger?

    College can be a scary thing to jump into and while rooming with your best friend may seem like the best way to make that transition, it can also be disastrous.  What will be best for you?  I found some advantages for both living with a friend, and with a stranger.  After you take a […]

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    How to Survive Sharing a Room

    Most of us have been fortunate enough to have had our own rooms for almost all of our lives.  Now you’re about to head off to college and you realize not only are you expected to share a room, but the room is about the size of a large closet.  So what can you do […]

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    Iloop, do Uloop?

    College is full of surprises and things to keep track of.  It can all get overwhelming quickly.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place that could do it all for you?  Well guess what, there is! Uloop.com is a website designed just for college students, and boy is it useful!   Remember that […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Picking Your First Roommate (In College)

    You’ve gotten those acceptance letters, you’ve graduated, and you’ve decided where you want to go.  Totally prepared for college now right?  What about that living situation?  Probably a freshman’s biggest fear is having that “monster roommate.”  Not to fear, there are ways to avoid this! 1.  Find a person who is the same amount of […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Organizing Apartment Chores

    Busy apartment life sometimes mean that household chores get put on the back burner. Especially if you live with friends or other roommates, you can easily think, “Oh, she’ll get the dishes when she gets home…I’m too busy,” or “He can empty the trash, not me.” In apartment living it is important to stress communication […]

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  • DIY

    DIY Kitchen Family Message Board

      When apartment living gets busy, family members and friends can quickly lose touch. What a better way to stay updated than to have a message board? Leave notes, recipes, appointment reminders, and more up on a chalkboard in your kitchen. Younger children will love to doodle on it, and you will love staying connected […]

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  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING

    “HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY EASTER!”

    It’s time to get out those bunny costumes and start filling up some Easter baskets! Whether you are making one for your roommate, friend, family member, or your kids; it’s always a great idea to stock your basket with fun and healthy alternatives to chocolate and candy. Let’s face it, everyone loves sweets, and they […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Sharing a Bathroom

    In apartment living, often times roommates will have to share bathrooms. Sometimes, disagreements can erupt from sharing a common space. Space can be limited, and sharing only one shower and sink space can get crowded. Use these guidelines to make sharing a space easier and less stressful.   Plan your shower times. Although roommates that […]

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    Rooming With Friends

    You can make friends with your roommates, but you can’t make roommates out of friends.  I mean I guess it is possible, it’s just very unlikely, unless you take some preemptive measures.  In most cases, you end up irritating each other so much that it ultimately results in a bad situation for the both of […]

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