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How to Practice Social Distancing While at the Beach

How to Practice Social Distancing While at the Beach

When you think of the beach, what comes to mind? Likely the sand between your toes, the refreshing waves cooling you down, and the crowds of people out for a day of fun. While many beaches along the California coastline are closed, some, like nearby Long Beach, are...

4 Ways to Care For Your Pet While Living in a Small Space

4 Ways to Care For Your Pet While Living in a Small Space

“Happiness is a warm puppy,” said Charles Schulz, and we think he was right! If you have a pet or are considering getting one, here are four tips for caring for your furry companion while living in a small space. Give Them Their Own Area Just like your human...

Pet Owners: 4 Tips to Help Thoroughly Clean Your Apartment

Pet Owners: 4 Tips to Help Thoroughly Clean Your Apartment

We all love our pets, but it can be hard work to clean up after them! One minute your apartment is spotless, the next it’s totally covered in animal dander and hair. Here are four helpful tips to keep your place from becoming a fur kingdom. Brush Them Regularly Those...

How to Decorate Small Spaces

How to Decorate Small Spaces

Steve Jobs once said, “[Design is] not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” He was talking about Apple products, but the same applies to interior design, especially when it comes to small spaces. How can we decorate small spaces to look...

Spring: A Season of Hope

Spring: A Season of Hope

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining more and more. As the earth comes back to life, spring fills us with hope—even if we have to appreciate all the beauty from behind glass. With stay-at-home orders in place, many wonder if there is...

If You Want to Be a Good Neighbor, Avoid Doing These Three Things

If You Want to Be a Good Neighbor, Avoid Doing These Three Things

Annie Smith was going into labor, and Hurricane Harvey wasn’t stopping for her. As she and her husband worriedly watched the water rise in their home, a neighbor came over to check on them. A few minutes later, this good neighbor gathered others to form a human chain...

The surprisingly wonderful benefits of rental living

The surprisingly wonderful benefits of rental living

If you are considering moving into an apartment, you are not alone. Experts estimate there are just over 43 million renter-occupied housing units in the US. And while renters are renting for a variety of reasons, there are some common perks that renters enjoy.Here are...

Reasons why setting goals is a good thing

Reasons why setting goals is a good thing

Don’t let New Year’s resolution failure fool you. Setting goals is a good thing. Let’s talk about goals. Wait! Not New Year’s resolutions. I mean regular, everyday goal setting; those goals that you can (and should) start at any time. Although around 80 percent of us...