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Christmas Decor for a Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment doesn't offer many options for elaborate holiday decor. With a little ingenuity, however, I've created a lovely holiday-themed apartment. A miniature lighted Christmas tree carefully placed on my side table greets visitors as they enter my home. Making good use of my front room window, I have adorned it with decor, using tinsel and garland, as well as miniature stockings hung with suction cups. As a festive alternative, you might try hanging shiny ornaments on the window in much the same way. If your apartment is designed with a staircase, decorate the banister. Use garland, tinsel, holly or even holiday greeting cards. Finally, if your apartment is furnished with a fireplace, decorate the mantel. I've placed a two-foot tall animated and musical Santa on my mantel. I hope my blog gives you some fun decorating ideas for your small home.


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Need To Purchase A Major Appliance? 4 Things You Need To Do

by Luke Patterson

Buying a major appliance is a big purchase, as it is something you will spend a lot of money on, will use regularly, and will have for years to come. That is why you are going to want to know how to approach the buying process.

1. Always Have a Budget

First, you are always going to want to go into the appliance buying process with a budget. It can be easy to get tempted with all the different gadgets and features and you can end up spending more than you can afford. By setting a budget, you will limit yourself and focus on looking at devices that you can afford, which can make the buying process easier.

2. Measure Multiple Times

Second, before you go shopping for an appliance, you will want to measure the space where you want the appliances to go. You are going to want to measure the opening where the device is supposed to go. You are also going to want to measure any doorways or hallways you will have to use to move the appliances into your home.

Use all of those measurements to determine what size appliance you can purchase. You don't want to buy a device and discover that it doesn't fit in your home.

3. Visit a Retailer in Person

Third, you will want to visit a retailer in person so that you can see the appliance in person. Looking at an appliance online is very different than seeing how big it is in person. You will get to see what the aesthetics feel like by seeing it in person. Appliances are things that you touch a lot, so you want to touch and look at them in person so you can feel if the design is right for you.

4. Look Into Warranties and Returns 

Fourth, you will want to look into warranties and return policies for the appliances you are interested in buying. Appliances are big-ticket items; you want to purchase one with a strong warranty so that if something goes wrong in the first few years, the warranty will cover fixing it. You also want to look at the return policy and ensure that it works for your needs.

When it comes to purchasing an appliance, you need to have a budget, measure the space multiple times to know what will fit, visit the retailer in person to check out the appliances you are interested in purchasing, and look into the warranty and return policy that comes with it. To learn more, visit an appliance store near you.