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The Nanny Cam, Protection Going Beyond the Baby

A headline containing the wording nanny cam today is generally paired with wording such as beating, shaking, or caught. These negative news stories give validation to parents who are unable to be at home with their children during work hours and choose to monitor the interactions in the home via a hidden camera. For some parents, a camera is nothing more than an extension of a home alarm system,... ❯❯❯

Creating Your Own Custom Lawn Sign

There is no doubt that as you drive around your town, you see a lot of signs everywhere you go. Signs serve a very important purpose: they provide important and concise information to the viewer. Thus signs are used for advertising, informational, and even safety purposes. It’s not just businesses that use signs, either. You can have your own sign right in your very own yard. Depending on... ❯❯❯

Stopping Intruders in Their Tracks: What Gate Access Should You Use?

An old adage advises that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. From that sage advice, it is easy to understand that a fence is only as secure as its gate. A yard that is fully enclosed with a fence and secured with a convenient opening device provides a strong sense of security and peace of mind.  Every home needs privacy and a secure place for pets and children to play safely, and... ❯❯❯

Rental friendly redecorations

Whether you’re saving until you can afford a place of your own or you just prefer the nomadic drop-it-and-go lifestyle, it's important to make your rented space into a home without getting on the wrong side of your landlord. Here are a few tips for how to jazz up your rental without ruffling anyone's feathers. Quick fix tricks There are lots of easy ways you can instantly put your mark on... ❯❯❯

Polished Concrete Floors: The Latest Trend in Flooring

The use of concrete for residential use is growing in popularity, as designers choose the versatile surface for everything from countertops to benches. However, one trend that is growing in popularity is the use of polished concrete floors as a way to create a unique look in a room. Because concrete is extremely durable, grinding, polishing or treating the surface with chemicals can... ❯❯❯

5 Common Mistakes Apartment Hunters Make

When you are looking for an apartment for rent, there are many mistakes you can end up making. The last thing you want is to fall into one of these traps, because it could prove to be a nightmare. Everyone has probably lived in one nightmare apartment or another during their lives. If you are in college, these nightmare problems could be even more nightmarish. What constitutes a nightmare living... ❯❯❯

Ten Things To Do When You Move Into A New Apartment

Whether you’re moving apartment for the first or fifteenth time, it’s a big event and an exciting date for the diary. However, there are a few key things to remember to ensure your first few weeks and beyond go as smoothly as possible. 1.Change your address This is important for a number of reasons. Informing certain companies and organisations of a change in personal details is... ❯❯❯

What to look for when inspecting a new apartment

Moving into a new apartment can be a big commitment and potential residents need to be sure they’re making the right decision. In many cases, it can be incredibly difficult to know whether an apartment is right for you and a lot of the decision comes down to whether the property feels instinctively right. However, there are a number of checks you can make in order to ensure there... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Avoid Being Charged When Moving Out of An Apartment

When you first moved into your apartment, there’s a pretty good chance that you had to put down first and last month’s rent (or at least a percentage of it). The last month’s rent was to serve as your security deposit in case there was some damage done to the apartment while you stayed there or you did not leave in it in the condition that it was in when you first moved there. ... ❯❯❯

5 Apartment Upgrades That Won’t Bother Your Landlord

If you are at all familiar with apartment living then you understand that the upgrades you’re allowed to perform in your living space are extremely limited. Since you don’t own the property, you obviously can’t make structural changes like knocking down walls. But you may be unable to make even simple changes like swapping the outdated appliances for newer, safer, energy-saving... ❯❯❯