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Feng Shui Your Clutter

Posted on 3/2/17 3:39 PM

Apartment living can be a challenge. You have to squeeze yourself and all of your worldly belongings into a small studio if you're lucky enough to live by yourself, or into just one bedroom if you've got roommates. If you've been struggling with clutter in your small living space, you're not alone! With such little space even just one thing out of place can feel like a mess, but don't despair. If you're starting to feel like the walls are closing in on you, there are some small things you can do to improve your living situation, and get some Feng Shui, the Chinese art of interior design, back in your life.
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Being a Grown-up Volume 1: Your Apartment is Not Your Dorm Room

Posted on 1/23/17 3:44 PM


So you've crossed the stage, grabbed your diploma and are on your way to true adulthood! There's no manual for how to approach the rest of your life, but you can have some control over your living space, which will now become your refuge from the real world. Here are a few tips for making your apartment more habitable than your dorm room.

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Shea Apartments Goes Smoke-Free to Promote Healthy Living

Posted on 1/10/17 9:01 AM

As of Jan. 1, 2017, all 21 properties in the Shea Apartments portfolio will transition to 100% smoke-free communities. The wellness initiative is part of our company’s commitment to providing a completely healthy living environment for its residents.

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Shea It Forward Supports Students In Need with Back to School Donation Drive

Posted on 8/27/15 9:52 AM

Throughout the month of July, Shea Apartment Communities led the Shea It Forward: Back to School Backpack Drive, a campaign to provide support for local families in need.

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Tags: Apartment Life, shea it forward

Explore The Pool Deck at Valentia

Posted on 4/7/15 4:46 PM

Situated in La Jolla, Valentia Apartments offers you the lifestyle you deserve. Chic, versatile and so convenient. One of the best features is the resort-style pool. Experience a 360 with this Google Photo Sphere. 

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Finding the Perfect Roommate

Posted on 3/25/15 11:30 AM

Living alone is the ultimate dream but if finances are tight, roommate living might be your only option. If roommate living is your reality, choose wisely and follow our essential roommate commandments to stay on the right side of your new live-in friend.

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Dog Friendly Spots in Orange County

Posted on 3/17/15 10:27 AM

You love living in Orange County because of the fantastic weather, friendly people and beautiful locations; guess what? Your dog loves it for the same reasons, and there's certainly no shortage of places where both you and your pooch can have some fun. Whether you want to romp on the beach, play in the park or dine in style, there's something on this list for everyone.

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Tags: Pets, Local: So Cal

The Humble Crockpot: Best Friend to Renters on the Go

Posted on 2/27/15 2:16 PM

When you're leading a busy life, trying to fit in work, fitness, family friends, pets and any hobbies you might have, cooking often gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list. Result = expensive, unhealthy fast food or a frustrated and frazzled cook.

Enter the humble crockpot, best friend of renters on the go. Although hardly a new invention, a new generation of apartment renters, professionals and young families are discovering exactly why this gadget is such a winner.

Cooking with a crockpot is:

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4 Valentine Gifts That Don’t Suck

Posted on 2/12/15 7:00 AM

Valentine's Day - over commercialized nonsense or essential date on the romantic calendar? Whatever your views, unless you and your partner have mutually agreed to ignore the day altogether, you’re going to need to come up with the goods, gift-wise, or risk offense, the cold shoulder and sleeping on the couch.

The two secrets to a great Valentine’s Day gift are thought and effort. Anyone can go and splash some cash - picking something more thoughtful which has involved your own blood, sweat, tears and hot glue gun burns makes a much more romantic gesture. 

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50 Shades of Grey: Sexy Secrets of Christian Grey’s Apartment Set

Posted on 2/10/15 3:10 PM

Excited to see Christian Grey’s luxury penthouse apartment come to life on the big screen? Not long to wait now, but fans heading to the Escala building in Seattle will be disappointed - although the luxury penthouse suite here did inspire author E.L. James, the apartment set was created on sound stages.

Creating the Red Room

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