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Unwanted House Guests

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That’s right, bedbugs.  Here in Denver these little critters have done some serious infesting in many extremely nice neighborhoods, such as the little hipster villages and low income housing, and while it’s nice to think that you can just pack up and move once you find out your place has bedbugs, most of us do not have that kind of money, time or patience to pack up and go again.  We all know how hard it is to get rid of these pesky little guys, but luckily Apartment Therapy has once again come to all of our rescue with yet another bedbug list of do’s and don’ts.  Read the full list of helpful hints here and remember to always ask around your new neighborhood and do some digging on the internet before moving in to any new home.

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Crate&Barrel’s Guide on How to Measure for your New Home

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We’ve all had those moments trapped under a couch, trapped in a stairwell corner, trapped with someone with whom you cannot seem to communicate well enough with to get the damn couch up (or down) the stairs of your new place.  We all know that measuring your furniture to make sure it will fit into the space available in your new place is of the utmost importance, but who measures the doorways to make sure it will fit in the door or measures the stairwell?  Makes a lot of sense when you think about it!

Luckily for us, Crate&Barrel has a little measuring guide on their site that shows what you need to measure and how to relate your measurements to know how to transfer your belongings into your new home.  Read the full instructions here.

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No Fail Ways to Land Your Dream Apartment

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Have you ever found a gorgeous apartment that is everything you’ve always wanted (free standing, claw-foot tub, bay windows overlooking your ideal scenery, honey coloured hardwood floors, exposed brick… (^_^) ahhhhh, lovely) and then immediately resign yourself to the idea that you’ll never get the place?  I have that too, I’m sure psychologists have a word for it, but I call it annoying and a hindrance to my happiness and am desperately seeking ways to not succumb to those “you don’t deserve that” feelings that creep up and whisper in my ear all unwanted like.

Well, I don’t have the psychological cure for us, but I do have a list of tips on how to get that dream home!  Actually Apartment Therapy has a list and I’m reblogging, but you know what I mean.  If you’re like me and you go over all the things you should have said instead of going into the situation prepared, then this list is for you!  Read the full post and all the tips here.

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