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The game also taught me that if your landlord tells you to pay rent, you can just never go back and that's the end of it, money saved. Lol. Not so much the case in real life.

What Kim Kardashian Taught Me About Life
7/26/14 12:55 AM

I don't think the majority of people commenting on this article actually understand the development and are simply basing their opinions on the title of the article. Educate yourself before you give your opinions.

NYC Approves \"Poor Door\" Developer Request Design News
7/24/14 03:04 AM

I HATE my fridge. It's a small apartment sized fridge and it is not organized at all. I can't find an organization that I like and will stick to so it's a free for all.

The Best Way to Organize Your Refrigerator Organizing Guides from The Kitchn
7/24/14 03:01 AM

I would either paint the backs of the shelves a colour that will really pop against the white or put up wallpaper. If you can't do this because you're renting and not allowed, you could maybe cover the backs in fabric and hold up with pins, adhesives or something like that.

Ideas for Lots of Empty Built-In Shelves? Good Questions
7/24/14 02:51 AM

Sometimes I forget how lucky BC residents are in Canada. Laws here govern how much a landlord can raise rent each year.

I cannot imagine calling my landlord or maintenance to say a lightbulb was out. I'd be extremely embarrassed.

8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year
7/24/14 02:44 AM

If I moved into a new home and there was a roll of toilet paper waiting for me, I'd throw it out so I would never leave this. I fully intend on leaving my closet organizer I've installed and hopefully the building manager likes this.

How To Definitely Get Your Deposit Back: 10 Things To Do Before You Move Out Renters Solutions
7/19/14 01:54 AM

#1 doesn't make sense. If you're saving time/space from washing the top sheet then that means that you aren't washing your duvet cover (ever?). That's kinda gross. You may as well ditch your bottom sheet too and sleep directly on your mattress.

Don't Fall for It: 5 Things You Really DON'T Need At Home
7/13/14 02:59 AM

If I absolutely HATE kalamata olives, does that mean I may not like the above mentioned olive oil? Or does it not have that same (disgusting, lol) taste?

17 Favorite Trader Joe's Products That Our Readers Love The Kitchn Goes Grocery Shopping
7/10/14 03:05 AM

Good knives, assuming you do at least some cooking, are very good as well and will last a long time. As will very good quality pots and pans.

Upgrade-Worthy: 5 Cheap Household Items Worth Replacing (When You Can)
7/10/14 03:03 AM

Getting a great vacuum is top, assuming of course you have a lot of carpets. One room of carpets probably doesn't justify hundreds of dollars, haha.

Upgrade-Worthy: 5 Cheap Household Items Worth Replacing (When You Can)
7/10/14 03:02 AM

This seems like an obvious choice, but I'd try sanding it, lightly, with a medium sandpaper.

I do agree that just painting over it will yield a noticeable line. It may not be noticeable for across the room if the wall is all one colour, but I think it will still be noticeable.

How To Minimize Appearance of Paint Line Buildup? Good Questions
7/8/14 03:17 AM

A problem with this though, is that many parks in and around the city of Vancouver are closed overnight, often from about 10pm until morning.

Not all parks are like this and I suppose they could use them during the day, but I very much doubt the VPD is going to just walk by as someone, homeless or not, sleeps on a park bench. I've never seen one just walk by.

These Vancouver Benches Fold Out into Homeless Shelters Design News
7/8/14 03:12 AM

I've replaced the shower curtain in my bathroom. The one there when I moved in was metal and installed unusually low. I bought one of the adjustable white plastic ones and installed it close to the roof with a clear curtain. I also have a ridiculously small bathroom (5 ft X 5 ft. and that's with a sink, toilet and tub/shower) so this helps a lot.

I just recently bought a closet organizer to replace the single rod/shelf that was there after it collapsed one night.

I have the original pieces of both in my storage room so if they want me to reinstall them before moving, I will, but I'm more than happy to just leave them.

6 Rental Updates that Won't Break Your Lease or Piss Off Your Landlord
7/8/14 03:06 AM


Amp Up The Ice in Your Jewelry This Summer
7/4/14 01:19 AM

If it wasn't mentioned in the article what was changed, I don't think I would have noticed it, lol.

Before & After: All White Kitchen Gets a Subtle Kick
7/4/14 01:11 AM

To spend little to no money, simply hang some photos/art above the TV to fill the space. I'd do a simple line with similar sized frames.

If you can, I'd get a new unit for the TV. Something extremely simple that offers hidden storage (doors/drawers) for some or all of those items would benefit this space tremendously! You can get very simple ones for under $200 in Canada so you can probably do it for under $100-150 in the US.

Ideas for Blank Wall Above TV? Good Questions
7/3/14 03:30 AM

One thing I wish I had have known when I moved into my apartment is that it's on the emergency route for the fire department and basically on the route for the ambulance as well. This was never something that even crossed my mind to ask about. Thankfully, I'm not a light sleeper and, unless I'm just going to sleep, the sirens going by 40 feet away don't wake me.

It's a good idea to ask how many units are in the building and how many washer/dryers there are. Do some quick math. If there are 40 units and only one washer and dryer, they are probably going to always have people using them. Obviously, if laundry isn't important to you or you make very little, then this is not such an important point.

So many things are just not obvious during a walk through. Mold, water spots, etc etc are most likely going to be cleaned up/painted over so they won't be obvious.

5 Things to Run Away From as a Renter Renters Solutions
7/3/14 03:22 AM

I'm really only going to comment on the window area since it's the only thing that's coming to mind at the moment. I realize there is nice trim around the windows, but hanging a curtain rod 10ish" higher than the top of the windows (near the roof on the lowest side) and MUCH wider than the windows themselves would benefit the space. It's going to make the windows seem much, much larger which I feel look dwarfed by the wall.

Help Brainstorm Ideas For Redoing My Living Room? Good Questions
6/30/14 05:45 PM

I live in a third floor apartment and basically never (not kidding) close my windows or balcony door. The chance of someone climbing is pretty slim, especially considering I live on a street that gets a good amount of traffic and across from a bible college.

I grew up in a very small town and knew MANY people who didn't lock their doors. If I lived on a farm or something very rural, I'd likely not lock my doors.

Would You Sleep With The Doors Open?
6/28/14 01:29 AM

Like many others, I would definitely suggest making it so that you'd never know it was there. If you decided to go the photo/art route though, you'd have no choice but to do a gallery wall because of the height of this.

Replacement For No-Longer-Needed In-Wall Air Conditioner? Good Questions
6/28/14 01:27 AM