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  1. General Chat
    I have added a few photos to the album. There are a few of the kitchen and how it is progressing and a couple taken from the front balcony of the apartment showing the street they will be living on...
  2. Vacations and Travel
    My family and I will be traveling to San Francisco this June. The main reason we are going is for a music festival that my husband wanted to attend. We have already paid for the tickets for the festival. (Cash, not credit, yay!) Now I am trying to figure out lodging. Because we are bringing our...
  3. General Chat
    The real breaking has started. I hope you like the photos. http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/members/dutchie-albums-follow-up-sons-apartment-building-progress.html
  4. General Chat
    As promised I will be posting before and after photos of the apartment. I have uploaded some of the photos. Unfortunately you cannot see in detail how bad it actually is for example how grotty the tiles (wall and floor) in the shower are. Absolutely everything in the apartment will have to be...
  5. General Chat
    Is there a natural way to prevent Bed Bugs, fleas, ants etc from coming into your apartment? Or City has been pretty lucky so far but living in an apartment building I know if one person gets them it effects the whole building. I remeber being a kid living with my mom and sister in a basement...
  6. Home Environment
    So, DH and I moved into a two bedroom apartment about 10 months ago. Still not fully unpacked, nothing on the walls. Clutter everywhere. Has never felt like home...and this is our first home together (makes me feel so guilty!!!). About to sign another year lease...and have no idea how to...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    As many of you know, I am entering into a consumer proposal for a huge debtload. I'm in the process of looking for an apartment (my current one is very expensive and was a short term solution.) We've narrowed it down to 2. An entire house for $950 + gas, electric and water An upper apartment...
  8. Question and Answer
    Hello all! I am a first-year graduate student, and I've only been handling my own money in the past half-year since I got my undergrad degree. Having had the past months to contemplate my student debt and my future career, I'm set on living frugally and retiring as early as possible. I know...
  9. Home Environment
    Neither DH or I smoke, but our apartment just reeks like cigarettes. I'm trying to pinpoint where the smell is coming from, and it's coming from somewhere near the bathroom/front door/storage room. I poked my head into the outside hallway to see if the smell was coming from there, but the...
  10. Preparedness and Survival
    What would you do to be prepared for anything if you are a single women with a child who lives in an apartment in the city? As knewly seperated I have lots of closet space that I could keep stuff in but where would you start? What skills would you try and teach yourself?
  11. General Chat
    I have a lot of stuff, but I am trying to think if there are other things I need/should have for the bathroom, bedroom (2 of them---one will just be a storage room til we can get a bed for it), kitchen, dining room, living room. Thanks all!
  12. Green Living
    I live in Houston in an apartment complex. I have DREAMS of moving out to the countryside and doing all sorts of really neat things to live greener - like collecting rain, growing food and using solar panel. I'm in a rented busy apartment complex at the moment so all these things are not...
  13. General Chat
    Hi everyone, This may not seem like a big deal to some but I'm a homebody so home is really important to me. In late February of this year before my house closed (a house I owned for 7 years and never liked) I moved to probably the nicest, and most expensive, apartment complex in this large...
  14. Pets
    Looking for a pet or 2 for my Aunt. She is fighting Cancer and spends most of her time alone. She would like someone to share her day with, her landlord has a firm no dogs/ no cats policy. Does anyone have any ideas about types of apartment pets?
  15. Question and Answer
    So long story short, I have three friends who have decided to move into an apartment together. They won't be moving in until around October 1st. All 3 work in retail so it's not like they make a lot of money. I helped them make a budget to see if they could comfortably afford the apartment. They...
  16. General Chat
    There was a fire in my town and the apartment building was total loss leaving 160 without a home. I was in shock when I heard, its just so sad with it being so close to christmas. Thank god everyone is safe and all the animals got out alive but some people all they have is the shirt of...
  17. Question and Answer
    I found a small two bedroom apartment at a great price, rent is $450. Its older and has dark paneling. How can I brighten it up on a budget? Painting isnt an option. thanks!
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I had been hoping to purchase a home in the near future through FHA, but I'm not sure that's going to be feasible now with the financial crisis. I might have to opt for renting an apartment for awhile. I've never rented an apartment before. I know they check credit (not good the last I...
  19. Question and Answer
    I'm wondering if it will be possible to manage this task. I need living room furniture, kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, and a crib and changer. I already have bedroom furniture and two 2 Tv's my uncle is going to let me have. I would really like to spend between $700- $1000 for all this. If...
  20. Find Your Kith
    Anyone else here live in an apartment by choice and not really wanting to buy a house? I'm talking about rentals -- not owned units like condo's. We are quite happy in our little apartment and frankly right now are so glad we didn't buy a house a few years ago with what is going on in the...
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