Q: Good morning, Apartment Therapy lovelies! Our family loves Christmas, but each year that passes we buy less and less. We like it that way! We want to start some Christmas traditions that involve giving back to those in need.
Q: Hello! This will be our first winter in our new apartment and although I LOVE that our big windows in the front let in lots of light, I can already tell we are going to have an issue with our apartment being cold this winter. I am a renter and the windows do not appear to be old or in bad shape, so asking for them to be replaced is really not an option. Do you have any good ideas, Apartment Therapy readers? I would think there has to be newer technology in window insulation than the plastic my parents used back in the day...right?
Q: I just moved into my first new home and came to the realization I don't really know very much about how certain things work in my house or how to repair them. I was wondering if there was a book (preferably available in Kindle format) that covers the basics of maintenance and repair of home appliances, wiring (including how to hide them), plumbing, and home electronics/computers...something that covers it all.
You've spent months searching Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia. You've dedicated nameless hours to touring homes, putting together paperwork, and submitting offers. But nothing seems to pan out. How should one keep up and at 'em through this whole process?
That might seem like a naive question for a 33-year old to be asking, but I've spent my entire career in customer service. When you only ever have weekdays off, accommodating repair people and shop hours is no big deal - but how in the world do the rest of you get things taken care of?
I recently moved from NYC to Atlanta, but I'm still not quite settled in. While a good chunk of the post-move residual mess is due to time issues, there are quite a few mistakes I made along the way which definitely helped to contribute to my current state of living out of boxes. Read on to learn from my mistakes, so it doesn't have to happen to you.
Q: We are moving cross country, and it's too expensive to haul all our furniture to the West coast. We plan to buy new furniture when we get there. The question is how to sell our old stuff — should we use an auction house, or try to sell piece by piece? We have 60 days to get rid of everything.
We all know how important it is for our heath to remain physically active and have a good exercise routine. We also know that when our lives get busy and hectic, the gym membership is usually the first thing to get overlooked.
There's a slew of new tracking accessories to help people find regularly lost items: keys, pets, luggage, maybe even your favorite red stapler which always goes missing [mumble]. But what if that lost item is your car? There's actually no need to purchase anything, as you likely have the solution sitting on your desk, in your pocket, or in your hands right now: your smartphone.