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Moving to Washington, D.C. Part II: Neighborhood Guide

If you’re moving to Washington, D.C. soon, your first order of business will be finding a place to live. The nation’s capital is split up into dozens of distinct neighborhoods. Many of them are notoriously prestigious, but it’s generally possible to find houses and apartments in a variety of price ranges. The easiest way to zero in on the right neighborhood is by familiarizing yourself with the basics of the most popular ones.

7 Great Home Organization Sites to Check Out

If clutter makes you crazy and your garage makes you want to shut the door, it’s time to get organized. Fortunately, there are plenty of organization divas and a few organization dudes who are ready to help out by sharing their talents and strategies online. With a little work, some creativity and a lot of elbow grease, the results can be even better than you imagined. Some of our recent web site finds that will help people like you combat ordinary organization problems in extraordinary ways are below. There are plenty of tips for every family member and every room in the house. Take a look around, and get ready to get organized.

6 Secret Storage Spots Inspired by the Prohibition Era

With the popularity of the show Boardwalk Empire and the release of star-studded movies like Gangster Squad and The Great Gatsby, the influence of the fashion, music and speakeasy culture of the roaring 20s can be observed everywhere. Amidst all the Jazz Age celebrations, we realized that when it came to storage, people living during the Prohibition Era had to be very clever– and very sneaky. In honor of the Great Gatsby hitting theatres over the weekend, here are six secret storage spots that would have come in handy during Prohibition.

4 Infamous Basements That Make Your Basement Easier to Clean

Have you been slow to start the daunting chore of spring cleaning? Here's some advice – start from the bottom up. Yes, that means start with the basement. We know, the basement is a scary place. Dark, dank and filled with mysteriously accumulated junk that you don't want to look at. But if you keep putting it off, it will only get worse down there. It's time to face your fears! To help, we've compiled a list that will make you thankful for your messy basement.

Moving to NYC Part II: Neighborhood Guide

In Moving to NYC Part I, we shared some tips and advice to help you during your move to New York. Here, we'll dive deeper into NYC's neighborhoods to help you get to know the Big Apple a little better.The metropolis of New York City is divided into five boroughs, each with its own distinct character and style. Because the five boroughs are further grouped into nearly 250 unique neighborhoods, there is a perfect residence for almost everyone somewhere in the city.

5 Celebrities That Don’t Need Storage

Most people would love a roomier home. They'd love extra storage space to keep belongings like heirlooms, art, clothing and furniture. Or, they'd simply love a little more room to move around in. On the other hand, a select few people have so much space that they may never have enough stuff to fill it. In fact, some celeb homes are so gigantic that it may take months or even years for them to get around to visiting every room inside. For these few elite stars, storage will never be a problem.

Stress Awareness Month: 4 Ways CubeSmart Helps You Stress Less

Today marks the end of Stress Awareness Month, a 30 day period sponsored by The Health Resource Network (HRN) that aims to educate the public about the dangers of stress, coping strategies and misconceptions about stress in society. According to the American Psychological Association's recent Stress in America survey, adults continuously report high levels of stress and many report that their stress has increased over the past year.

Moving to Washington, D.C. Part I: Move-In Day

Although most people associate our nation’s capital with politics, Washington DC is a vibrant city with plenty to offer to people of all walks of life. Whether you’re moving there for school, work or just a change of pace, relocating to Washington DC can be the first step to an exciting new chapter in your life.

4 Ingenious Tips for Small Apartment Organization

Moving to one of America's fastest growing cities? While there are countless perks to city life, one downside is often a small living space. If you live in a small urban dwelling like a studio, fitting in all your stuff and finding storage space can get difficult. Of course, putting some of your things in self storage is always an option. But to make your cozy apartment livable, you'll need to become skilled in small space organization.

7 Smarter Ways to Thank Friends for Helping You Move

When you're on a student's budget and need help moving, your friends are often the first people you go to for help. Consider yourself a lucky person if you have a few pals that will change their schedules and devote a day to help you with the ordeal of moving. After you've settled in, how will you show your friends how grateful you are for carrying around your heavy stuff, reducing your stress and keeping you company while you moved?

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