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Moving Out? Donate your Stuff on July 30th!

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Consider donating your gently used, unwanted items when you move out! Do you have a kitchen table that has seen better days? What about those shoes that you haven’t worn in 6 months? Or that…eh…interesting green 1970s lamp that your Dad’s friend gave you when you moved to Clifton? […]

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Live (and Decorate) Like A Minimalist

By: Jessica Stringfield You’ve heard the old saying “Live like a Local” in regards to visiting a new place and finding those little quirky shops, restaurants and bars that ONLY locals know about. There is something exciting about being included in that “exclusive” group of people that know all the best places. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Managing Those Must-Haves for Moving In

So you’ve been looking all over for apartments near the University of Cincinnati, and you’ve finally found the one you like. The lease has been signed and the check has been written. Now what? Start a list of ‘Must-Haves’ for moving in! Your new apartment won’t truly feel like home until you’ve put your stamp […]

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The Science Behind the Roommate Search

There is a science when it comes to finding the right roommate. You’re searching for a person who compliments your personality, will be easy to live with and will step up when the going gets tough. These are all reasonable requirements, but you’ve only determined your hypothesis at this point…how will you come to a […]

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Crunch Time! Great Ways to De-Stress During Exam Week

It’s exam week. Okay, so maybe the best advice we can give you is to just take a huge breath and count to 10. Anyone who has been through exam weeks – like friends, your parents or your co-op advisor – knows you’ll go through at least 20 exam weeks or more in your college career. Believe me, we […]

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Moving Out? Steps to Take Now So You Aren’t Overwhelmed Later

If you’re looking to move out of your current residence, it’s a good idea to start making preparations now, so you won’t have an avalanche of things to do right before your move-out date. Below are some steps you can take now to make sure that your transition to your new place will be as […]

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Roommate Issues – How to Fix the Problem and Mend the Relationship

Learning how to live in peace with your roommate can sometimes be a challenge–after all, each of you come from different backgrounds, you’ve had different life experiences, and more than likely your habits and daily lifestyle routines are different as well. With all of these variables in play, it’s not uncommon for conflicts and disagreements […]

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When the Weather Gets Cold, the Cold Get Cozy – Ideas for Indoor Fun

When it’s freezing cold outside, outdoor activities are pretty much out of the question, so you have to find ways to keep yourself entertained while doing your best to stay warm. If you’re tired of sitting in front of the TV and you’ve taken all the naps you can take, what else can you do […]

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So, What Exactly Does a Security Deposit Cover?

When you first move into a rental property, most landlords and property managers will require you to pay a security deposit, but what exactly does that money cover? After all, it’s a very common thing for new tenants to be required to pay the first and last month’s rent when they sign their lease, so […]

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