The Easy Way to Wash a Comforter

October 2021 A good comforter can be a considerable investment. Making yours last a long time and keeping it nice and fluffy means keeping it…

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Our Guide to Avant Basic

September 2021 If you ever watched Project Runway and saw the Avant-Garde challenge, you probably remembered the fashion-forward designs that walked the runway. You know,…

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There’s More Than One Way to Fold a Towel

August 2021   It might seem silly, but changing something as simple as how you fold your towels has implications for closet storage space and…

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AC or a Fan? What to Use When

July 2021   It’s summer in Rochester. And while we love summer in the South Wedge, some days can be just a little too hot…

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Creating a Gallery Wall

June 2021 If you have art or photos that you love but they’re too small for the wall space you want to fill, creating a…

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Layer Rugs Like a Pro

May 2021 Adding a rug is an easy way to add texture, color, and warmth to a room. But why would you want more than…

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Try This Homemade Natural Cleaner

April 2021 If you’re trying to reduce the chemicals and toxins in your life, one place to start is cleaning supplies. These represent some of…

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Bike Buying Basics

March 2021 Now that warmer weather is returning, you might be thinking about taking up cycling or replacing your old bike. The South Wedge is…

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Apartment Toolbox Essentials

February 2021 While our mighty South and Hickory Place maintenance staff will take care of any repairs to apartment needs, there are some basic hand…

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The Magical Wooden Spoon

December 2020 Wood is one of the oldest materials used to make cooking utensils. And while many new options have come along – hello silicone…

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Preserving Fresh Cut Flowers

November 2020 As we get deeper into winter, one way to brighten up your apartment – and your life – is with fresh cut flowers….

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Choosing a Pillow You’ll Love

October 2020 While your mattress is an important part of getting a good night’s sleep, people don’t often think about their pillows. Your pillow largely…

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