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How to Buy the Right Window or Room Air Conditioner

This expert, unbiased air conditioner buying guide will help you choose the best room or window AC unit. It includes advice on available types and features, and how to size an AC unit. Today’s window and room air conditioners are quiet-operating marvels of design that can do an excellent job of cooling rooms or confined […]

Farmhouse kitchen

6 Ways to Incorporate the Farmhouse Style in Your Kitchen

Farmhouse-style kitchens have long been popular, borrowing from styles that go back to the 19th century. Their simple beauty and functionality make them a great choice for busy families all over the world. Your farmhouse kitchen can be French- or Tuscan-inspired, or it can trend more toward an American prairie feel. From classy to rustic, […]


The Easy Way to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Streaks and fingerprints, be gone. Stainless steel fridges, dishwashers, and ovens arrive at your house with a pristine gleam that feels like it will stand the test of time. But you know better: Eventually they will lose their luster thanks to grubby fingers, water drips, and messy accidents. To clean stubborn streaks and spots out […]

Maintenance kits

Top 7 Maintenance Tips to keep your Gas furnace running

Your gas furnace needs to do you justice and serve you several years before you think about replacement or repair. However they will not take care of themselves unless you begin maintaining them and checking up on them frequently. If it is dirty, you as the user are supposed to know when to clean it […]

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Tips for decorating your home this holiday season

  The end-of-year holiday season starts with Thanksgiving. As we gather to feast and celebrate the blessings we have enjoyed in the past year. But it doesn’t stop there. We savor the season in a variety of ways, from Thanksgiving right through the end of the year and into the beginning of the next. Lake […]

What to do when changing apartments

What to do when changing apartments

When changing apartments, questions about giving notice and the apartment handover naturally arise. Find answers to these questions here. Von Gergina Hristova Depending on the region of Switzerland, the regulations for apartments vary concerning termination periods and dates. The legally proscribed termination notice is a minimum of three months. A common fallacy is that one […]

Apartment Handover: Walls and ceilings

Apartment Handover: Walls and ceilings

Dust off all walls and ceilings with a dry cloth. For ceilings, it’s best to use a broom around which you have wrapped a soft cloth or gauze. With this method you’ll be sure to grab even the smallest spiderweb. Wipe down emulsion coatings with a wet cloth – only damaged areas or those which […]

Apartment handover

Apartment handover

When handing over an apartment to the landlord, disagreements or even disputes might arise. In such a case it’s recommended you call in the help of an arbitrator from the community or a representative of a tenants’ association. To avoid such disagreements, you should bring along to the handover the initial inventory and condition report […]