Posts By: Encantada Living

How to Set a Great Holiday Table (Even on Your Budget!)

It seems like the winter holiday decorations have been in stores since the Fourth of July, doesn’t it? It won’t be long before the holidays actually are here. Now that you’ve settled into your apartment home, you might be facing the daunting task of being the one to host the traditional holiday dinner. Don’t be intimidated! If it’s your first turn hosting or just the first in a different space, you’ll be able to put together a festive table setting, no matter what your budget is.

Reducing Waste Becomes a Priority

If you’re old enough, you might remember a cute cartoon owl imploring you to “Give a hoot — don’t pollute.” Or perhaps you’ve seen a tear roll down the cheek of a Native American man lamenting air pollution. Those moments are in our collective memory of the beginnings of the recycling movement born out of the environmentalism that arose in the latter half of the last century.

Put Your DIY Skills to Test to Spruce Up Your Apartment

Wherever you live, for as long as you plan to stay there, you want to make your home your refuge, your space. Apartment living has its limitations when it comes to home do-it-yourself projects, of course, because you can’t permanently alter your apartment. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a plethora of projects that you can accomplish to customize your apartment and make it all your own.

 

FEEL SAFE IN YOUR APARTMENT HOME

Sure, you want to feel safe in the distance from your car to your apartment home and once you’re inside or away, you don’t want to have to worry about break-ins. There are many things you can do as an apartment dweller, from affordable home security systems to light timers to commonsense (but sometimes forgotten) safety practices.

A Happy Apartment is an Organized Apartment

Perhaps you just moved into your new apartment home and you’re wondering where to put everything or you’ve been staring at the same clutter (and it keeps growing!) for months and thinking it’s high time to do something about it. At one point, we all have those moments of clarity when we realize: I’ve got to be more organized and get serious about decluttering.

How to save energy in your apartment home

Sometimes, when it comes to global warming, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and wonder what we can do as individuals to help or at least not cause any more harm. As an apartment dweller, there are many ways to conserve energy—and save money as well.

Good Reasons for Getting a Roommate and How to Find the Right One

Whether you are starting out on your career after college, contemplating moving in with friends or a significant other or considering financial benefits of splitting the bills with someone, many apartment dwellers at one time or another think about getting a roommate. There are pros and cons of having a roommate to share an apartment with. And then, once you decide to get a roommate – and you don’t already have someone in mind or you are new to Phoenix or Tucson – how do you go about finding a roommate?

How to Plan for an Epic Luxury Soak in a Bubble Bath

Are there any two more relaxing words than “bubble bath”? Children like bubble baths because they can play with the bubbles, but parents like it because it encourages them to take their bath. Let’s not let them know that adults like bubble baths for many other reasons. Did you know that bubbles insulate bathwater, which keeps it warmer for a longer period of time?

Welcome Romance Into Your Apartment Home – Any Day of the Year

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming up. Depending upon your situation, you may greet this unsurprising piece of news with glee or dread. We’re of the opinion that romance shouldn’t be confined to just one day or just to those who happen to have a life partner. Whether you’re planning to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year in a special way or you just want to get that romantic glow in your apartment home throughout the year, there are many things that you can do to achieve that.