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My Nightmare Auto Transport Story: Read This Before You Ship a Car in the U.S.

When I moved, I needed to ship my car from Arizona to Colorado. Simple enough, right? They’re bordering states. A straight drive would take about 10 hours. That’s a day’s drive! What I thought would take a maximum of four days from start to finish ended up taking over two weeks because I went with the wrong broker. After getting several quotes from an auto shipping quote aggregator, I decided to consider the bottom two. Hey, the cheaper the better…

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44 Gift Ideas for Millennials Based On Science (A List, NOT a Slideshow!)

Coming up with gift ideas for millennials in your life might seem daunting, but I’m here to help you out! Millennials, also called Generation Y, consist of anyone born between 1981 and 1996. As someone born in the early 90s, I’m a bonafide millennial. 🙂 Most of these items are actual items I’ve been hoping someone would get me, so I’m confident your friend will love them. I’ve also backed them up with SCIENCE and STATISTICS—yay! Below, I’m going to…

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7 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners (That Will Make Your Apartment Look AMAZING!)

When I started furnishing my studio apartment, I became OBSESSED with filling it with plants! There’s something special about bringing nature indoors, having some life in your home. Plants are proven to improve air quality and boost your mood. Plus, they look pretty darn cute! Below, I’ll go over seven of the best indoor plants for beginners that will make your apartment look AMAZING. All of the plants below are ones I have actually owned, so I can tell you…

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How to Decorate a Studio Apartment on a Budget

Scandinavian minimalist studio apartment with fiddle leaf fig tree

Last year, I rented the cutest little studio. It was a 400-square-foot cottage house (above a garage). I had a tight budget, though, and I wanted to furnish the entire unit for under $2,000 in a Scandinavian minimalist style. Below, I show you how to decorate a studio apartment on a budget, including photos and links to the EXACT furniture and decor I bought. Tips on How to Decorate a Studio Apartment on a Budget Create separation with bookcases and…

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I Found Termites in My Apartment! Here’s How I Handled It

My Scandinavian minimalist apartment, pre-termite swarm

Growing up in Florida means a childhood brimming with creepy crawlies: from lizards to ants to mosquitos to roaches, I thought I'd seen them all. But it wasn't until I moved into an apartment in the Tampa Bay Area that I became all too acquainted with an insect that can cause damage to your home and your mental health: the termite.…

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