Tips on Living Together (In Small Spaces)

Tips on Living Together (In Small Spaces)

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Moving in together is a big step for any couple. Before you even begin learning the ins and outs of each other’s home behavior you have to figure out how to merge all of your belongings in one place!  It's not even just merging both your items together, it's really about trying to fit everything into that tiny studio apartment. If you’re about to take this big step and move in with your significant other, here are some tips for merging two separate apartments into one joint one. Decide on what you will keep, toss, and donate together. Resist Doubling Up on Items When it comes to the things you each own beds, sofas, dressers, etc., you'll more than likely have to decide which to keep and which goes on…
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The Super Bowl Checklist: Tips On How to Throw an Awesome Last-Minute Super Bowl Party in Your Crowded Home.

The Super Bowl Checklist: Tips On How to Throw an Awesome Last-Minute Super Bowl Party in Your Crowded Home.

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Truth is, whether you’r a football fan or not, it's an exciting time of the year with parties going on at every other house!  If you're a Patriots or Falcons fan, it's a great excuse to celebrate with your friends..... and then call in sick on Monday.  It's also an excuse to eat all the game day food (BBQ, hot wings, nachos!). So, did you finally step up and decide to throw the Super Bowl party this year?  Are you now worried because your apartment is far too small to accommodate all the people you already invited?  Here's a checklist and tips on how to convert your tiny living room into Super Bowl Party Central, even if you're just trying to watch Lady Gaga wearing some type of meat! 1.)…
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National Organize Your Home Day: Organization Tips for Your Winter Items

National Organize Your Home Day: Organization Tips for Your Winter Items

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There is nothing more frustrating when your missing matching hat and left glove while walking to work in twenty-degree weather.  Yes we realize that it can be a hassle trying to find your winter items every time you walk out the door during the winter season.  There are solutions though, to make the frigid months of January and February go by more quickly. Here are some tips on how to keep all your winter items stored neat and tidy during the cold season. 1.) Store all your winter items in one closet The single best way to organize and store all of your winter items during the season is to put them in a closet closest to your front door.  Having all your jackets and gloves in separate areas of…
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Do’s and Don’ts of Studying Abroad in Europe

Do’s and Don’ts of Studying Abroad in Europe

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It's that time of the year when you are running around trying to stuff your fifty pounds of clothes into two bags, while having mixed emotions of what life is going to be like in a new city abroad. This feeling is completely normal, because you are about to embark on the most thrilling and exciting journey in your life.  Here are some do's and don'ts for your semester abroad... 1.) Do - Plan weekend trips ahead.  The best thing to do is to plan those weekend trips to visit to cities and landmarks such as Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Florence.  The best way to plan these trips is through Bus2Alps.  As the leading tour operator for student travel in Europe, Bus2Alps provides several discounted trips for students in Europe.  If you are looking for cheap flights, try Ryan Air,…
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9 Clever Ways to Store Away Holiday Decorations

9 Clever Ways to Store Away Holiday Decorations

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Now that the holidays are over and everyone is struggling to adjust back to the regular work life while hitting the gym, it's time to start thinking about putting away those Christmas decorations. We all dread trying to figure out how to store them and worry about breaking your favorite childhood ornaments in the process.  However, these nine clever ways can make decoration storing a lot easier with many simple items in your home. 1.) Hose Reel   If you have a massive amount of Christmas lights, a hose reel is an ideal way to wrap them up and store so it's not tangled for the following holiday season.  Nothing is better than keeping your lights tangle-free! 2.) Wrap Smaller Lights Around Coffee Cans   If you do not own a hose…
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10 Simple New Years Resolutions For Organizing Your Home

10 Simple New Years Resolutions For Organizing Your Home

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It's the New Year again, when everyone is saying to themselves, "New Year, New Me." One of the top resolutions for most people is be more organized like Martha Stewart or an HGTV celebrity.  However, it is much easier to start with simpler resolutions to make yourself a much more organized person. 1.) Make a Routine Write down a schedule of simple chores that include vacuuming on Tuesday, mop the kitchen on Wednesday. 2.) Make a Chore List for You and Your Roommates / Alternate Weekly If you have roommates, assign a weekly list of chores for everyone to do.  At the start of each week, rotate each jobs so that those chores do not become repetitive. 3.) Declutter the Most Used Spaces It can be your kitchen, bedroom, or shoe closet.  Whatever it is, gather every item in…
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6 Things to Do with Your Family During  Christmas

6 Things to Do with Your Family During Christmas

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Does your holiday revolve around spending time with your family, cousins, your strange uncle that stresses you out beyond belief?  Christmas does bring out a lot of stress and emotions to make the perfect dinner and having the patience to tolerate certain family members. Here are ways to make the most wonderful time of the year more enjoyable! 1.) Bring Up New Conversations If you start to hear the most dreaded politics discussion during the special Christmas dinner, raise your voice to get everyone's attention to positively change the conversation. Some ideas to bring up are starting a new game, the hype of the new season of Game of Thrones, the Cowboys offense, or even the new season of "The Bachelor" and pray that it's successful.... 2.) Have a Christmas Wrapping…
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8 Clever Gift Wrapping Techniques for Slackers

8 Clever Gift Wrapping Techniques for Slackers

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Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but can also be the most nerve-wracking times of the year.  After all the hours of shopping, waiting in line, traffic, and Mariah Carey singing every other song, little things like gift wrapping can often become the last thing people want to do.  These clever techniques, however, will help make those gift wrapping moments a little less tedious during the holidays. 1.) Double-Sided Tape  Double-sided tape will be your best friend while wrapping presents.  Makes an amateur gift wrapper look like a pro with less visible tape covering. 2.) Furoshiki Gift Wrapping  Take an old moth eaten cloth and turn it into an artsy Instagram photo. 3.) Wrap an Old Scarf  Nothing like putting your favorite accessories to other use. 4.)Use…
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10 Ways To Keep It Together While Studying For Finals: Explained by Dogs

10 Ways To Keep It Together While Studying For Finals: Explained by Dogs

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Well it’s that painful time of the year again, prepping for finals week. Yes, finals week can be the absolute WORST, but once it's finished, it is the best feeling in the world.  Here are a few tips on how to make studying for hours at a time a little less excruciating. 1.) Avoid the Internet at All Costs  This is probably one of the hardest tricks to handle because sometimes we need our computers for writing papers and online notes.  However, it is our worst enemy, when we are procrastinating by checking Facebook and Sports Center updates every 5 minutes.  Best advice for this is to download apps such as Cold Turkey and Big Brother, that restrict those distracting websites such as Facebook, Buzzfeed, ESPN, and YouTube videos starring…
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