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10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

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By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com As a certified professional organizer, I’ve been in thousands of homes and apartments helping my clients take back control of their lives. One theme that always shows up in my work is my advice to look for as many ways as possible to use wall and door space. Your walls and…
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings
Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

Make the Most of Your Small Space with Double Duty Furnishings

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By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com First apartment living usually means your space is at a premium and you share it with others. No matter where you live, taking steps to maximize the space you have makes your life more enjoyable and your digs feel a little less crowded. I remember moving into my first apartment. What fun it…
3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet
3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

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By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com  It’s cold and icy and you are in no mood to brave the elements. It’s a perfect day to tackle the job you have been putting off for a while – organizing your closet. After 15 years in the home organizing business, I know how to handle a situation like this,…
First Apartment on Wheels:  Have You Considered Trailer Park Housing?
First Apartment on Wheels:  Have You Considered Trailer Park Housing?

First Apartment on Wheels: Have You Considered Trailer Park Housing?

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by Lydia Sprouts If you are on the market for an inexpensive housing option, have you considered your local trailer park? It is an often-overlooked, but a good, affordable option, particularly in more rural locations. In my case, living in my trailer has been a blessing.  Its offers the amenities of a full house, but with the…
Traveling Last-Minute? Check Out These Money-Saving Tips
Traveling Last-Minute? Check Out These Money-Saving Tips

Traveling Last-Minute? Check Out These Money-Saving Tips

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By Sarah Kaufman, Manilla.com You just heard you got some time off work so you can head home to see your friends and family for the holidays. You’re excited, ready and — totally broke. How will you be able to afford the trip home? Check out these money-saving tips for booking last-minute travel. Date flexibility…
5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment
5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment

5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Bring Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment By Sarah Kaufman Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice holiday cheer! Check out these simple ways to decorate for the holidays that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Cookies and baked goods Bring the seasonal,…