I live in a small, cute, mobile home in the country. The main problem concerning my home is the horrible interior walls. The trim screams "these walls are stapled together" and the wallpaper is bold in a way I can't appreciate for the next numerous years. What can I do to cover press board paisleys and fix the tacky trim?
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When they say "unfurnished" rental in Indonesia, they really mean UNfurnished. The kitchen is nothing more than two (ugly) counters and a sink. We have the appliances covered, but for cabinetry/shelving, I'm at a loss.
I wrote a post about what it's like to work from home as an apartment manager. After reading the comments, I got inspired to write a post on what I as an apartment manager and landlord look at when I classify someone as a "good tenant."
I lucked into a nursing job that provides free furnished housing. And while it's definitely nice having free housing and not having to buy my own furniture I don't feel at home here. How can I make my furnished rental my own?
Last year, we lived with family in New England for six weeks during Christmas, and we lived in China for a month for school. The last two years, we moved out of our school housing to rent an apartment for just four months until school housing would open at the end of August. Moving every few months is exhausting, especially when we know that every move will be just as short-term as the last, at least in the near future. Here are the six things I've learned to do, to make our constant moves a lot easier…
My husband and I really love our three bedroom upper duplex, and we get it for a really great price. The problem is that our landlord, a property management company, could not care less about anything that we contact them about. What are your tips on dealing with landlords that just don't care?
My husband and I live in a rented flat in central London. It's small. It's a space that we can't really personalise too much — we have no idea how long we're going to be here (could be three months, could be a year). We've had to work with what we've got, and I'm happy to say that little by little over the past couple of months it's really taken shape. How have we turned a dull, boxy flat with dirty walls into a space that we actually enjoy? A few cheap tricks…
We just moved into a lovely older house that we're planning on renting for at least a year. It doesn't have a microwave, and I'm inclined to keep it that way. I am seriously at a loss, however, for how to heat up leftovers — especially meat — without making them rubbery and dry. Any tips for this erstwhile cook?