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Moving Day: Everything You Need for Your First Apartment

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* Move into your first apartment without stress or worries
* Ultimate checklist of products that are essential for your new home
* Smoke detectors, space-saving decor and the best kitchen and cookware

You found an apartment, you signed the lease, you wrote the check — it’s official, you’re moving into your first apartment! You’re adulting like a boss and we couldn’t be more excited for you. To ensure your new place is everything you’ve dreamed it to be — from the best smoke detectors to must-own kitchen essentials — we’ve compiled a complete check list to help you settle into your new place with zero worries.

  

Smart Home Gadgets That Double as Decor

  

You’ve likely heard of the “Internet of Things” or “Smart Homes” before today. You’ve probably even seen or heard about a smart fridge, an app-controlled toaster oven, smart locks and, of course, color changing light bulbs, but a lot of those gadgets simply don’t match well with a stylish interior. Read on to discover the 7 smart home gadgets that merge style and function seamlessly.

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Environmentally Friendly Products That Will Help You Save

  

Looking to save money on utility bills with great, quality products? Check out this list of cool products that are not only good for the environment, but good for your home environment and wallet too. You’ll love these unique, price-friendly and eco-friendly devices. Another bonus?

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These 9 Products Will Have Your Utility Bills Thanking You

  

How to Host Overnight Guests Comfortably

  

Whether it’s a relative visiting for the weekend or dealing with a friend that’s too hungover from the night before to go home, we created a list of five overnight essentials that will ensure a happy and comfortable stay for your guest(s). See our selections in the link below.

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How to Add Storage to Any Room

  

Most of us aren’t blessed with a massive walk-in closet or a spare room to house our beloved shoe collection and other possessions we’ve accumulated over the years. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best space-saving solutions for your bedroom, bathroom — even under the bed — for anyone looking to expand their storage space and stay organized. Check these multifunction home items in the story linked below.

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The Best Instant Pot Alternatives for Multi-function Cooking

  

If you’re a fan of the phenomenon that is Instant Pot, we found some great options in a variety of price points. The products feature come complete with similar functions, such as programmable food choices, one-touch cooking and extensive safety options so all you have to do is choose the one that works best for you.

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The Best Smoke Detectors

  

Did you know you’re supposed to replace your fire alarms every 10 years? According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are an estimated 358,500 home structure fires every year. Fact is, fire alarms detect smoke before you ever will, and, as a result, they save homes and lives. Here are several reliable options to make sure your home is properly protected.

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The Best Items to Have in Your Kitchen

  

Whether you fancy yourself a gourmet chef, or just want to whip up something quick and tasty, the ingredients you cook with will only take you so far. The other key to preparing a solid meal is to equip yourself — and your kitchen — with solid, reliable cooking devices. From a simple kettle to an 18-in-1 pressure cooker, we found three essential items you should have in your kitchen.

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Products to Help You Move Furniture Without Breaking Your Back

  

Have a move planned in the near future? Are you helping your kids move into their college dorms this back to school season? Instead of paying top dollar for mediocre movers, consider lugging a few items yourself (without any injuries) with these helpful products. These four game-changing tools are sure to make any moving process — whether it’s a cross-country trek or a minor move down the street — much less painful.

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4 Life-Saving Products to Help You Move Furniture Without Breaking Your Back