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An advertising supplement to the Journal & Courier. View more apartments on apartments.com

How to Add Personality to Small Spaces Page 3

Decorating on a Budget Page 6

Moving Survival Kit Page 8

The Ten-Minute Home Workout Page 10

What Every Apartment Dweller Needs in Their Toolbox Page 13

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S. 3rd St. - Cole P. M.

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Fowler Apartments

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Fulton Place Prospect Hill Apts Valley Tower Apts

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Southridge Commons

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South Lafayette (located South of Teal Road/St. Rd. 25) S,1,2,3

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The Lodge Apartments

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S. Grant - Cochran Apts

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Friendship Gardens Apts

W. Stadium - Cochran Apts

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Brown St. - Cole P.M.

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Wabash Landing Apts

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East Lafayette (located East of US Hwy 52/Sagamore Pkwy)

To advertise contact Joe Gutwein at 765-420-5214 or jgutwein@journalandcourier.com

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How To Add Personality To Small Spaces Posted by Erica Wacker in Decorating | Organization & Spaces

Just because you’re short on space, doesn’t mean you have to be short on style. While you may not have room for a big piece of accent furniture or a large painting in your studio apartment or dorm room, there are plenty of small accents that can have a big impact on your decor.

Lamps: Even if you have plenty of light from ceiling fixtures, a decorative lamp can do wonders for your space. Bases and shades are often sold separately, so feel free to mix and match and get creative. If you’re short on surface space for a table or bedside lamp, look at floor models that can be tucked behind a couch or in an otherwise empty corner.

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mean the pillows themselves should be the same – as long as the colors are complementary, you can mix virtually any print or pattern.

Curtains: If you have permission from your landlord or building manager to hang a curtain rod, curtains are another great way to add some color without taking up much space. Use our curtain-buying guide to make the process as easy as possible.

Area rugs: Create separation in your small space with area rugs. They can be the same color or complementary; or, just use one to define your living area as separate from your sleeping area. Again, stick with your color scheme and you can get creative with the pattern. You can also look for carpet squares that fit together to create a custom size.

Accent wall: With only four walls to work with, you may be short on space for hanging artwork and photos. If you’re allowed to paint, an accent wall may be the perfect solution. If you can’t paint, another option is to create a gallery wall by hanging all of your pieces in one big grouping.

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Decorating On A Budget Posted by Apartments.com Team in Decorating

Moving can take quite the toll on your budget. After all the cash you had to shell out for security deposits, moving boxes, cable installation, moving trucks and late-night take out, your decorating budget is probably slim to none. Instead of waiting weeks to save up enough for brand new decorations, here are a few ideas that will help spice up your place for less than you imagine.

Design Basics Don’t pay full price! Start by going to rummage sales, antique malls, flea markets and resale shops and look for shabby chic pieces (soft florals, pastels, slightly chipped paint, oldfashioned lace) or classic details (wrought iron, vintage prints, antiqued furniture). Paint produces the most dramatic change for the least amount of money. Check with your landlord first, though, to make sure it’s okay to paint. Your landlord may request to see what color you’re planning to paint or require that you paint the walls back to a neutral white before moving out.

Main Living Space • Choose pieces for function versus form. A cluttered room never looks good, so keep it simple. Look for a table with drawers and foot rests or side tables that open up for storage. • Pick a central focal point; it should not be the television. Don’t feel obligated to push furniture against the walls as you can create extra space and a cozier seating area if you create a smaller central area. • Make your own window coverings or slip covers by purchasing fabric that you like and then creating DIY curtains or drapes. • Pick out a few simple pieces that you really enjoy to add personality to the room. A simple coffee table centerpiece or a fireplace mantle decoration can add much more sophistication than a dozen cluttered pieces. • Use three-way bulbs to create pools of warm light around the room. You’ll have bright light

when you need it and a softer light for a cozy ambiance.

Kitchen • Update appliances like the coffee maker and toaster. Choose a similar style and color to tie them into the decor of the room. • Store bread, fruit and other foods you normally leave on the counter in attractive baskets or bins. • Remove clutter. Simplify your kitchen so that only the things you use often are taking up space. • Pick up matching soap dispensers, towels and pot holders to personalize your kitchen. • Place a small table lamp on the counter to add a soft glow to the room. • Use decorative oil or vinegar bottles to add color and accent to your kitchen. You can easily make these. Try www.saveoncrafts.com for great deals on supplies. Find a bottle you like and add oil and herbs to your taste! • If your kitchen has a window, hang a billowy curtain to add a soft touch.

Bedroom • Dress up your bed by adding a headboard, bed skirt or duvet cover. You can create a bargain headboard by buying a section of a wrought iron or a picket fence at a flea market. A bed skirt can be handmade from a sheet by cutting it us-


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ing your box spring as a guide. • Hang plant or bicycle hooks from the ceiling and use these to hang window coverings. Add a garland or string of lights to the top of the window frame or along the curtain length. • Group candles in odd numbers and in a variety of sizes and heights on your dresser top or side table. • Mirrors, in any room, will make the room look larger. • Avoid cluttering your shelves with tons of tiny knick-knacks. Choose just your favorites and arrange them around the room.

Bathroom • Add fabric to the room by dressing up a plain white shower curtain and windows. Also cover tissue boxes and trash cans. • If you don’t have a cupboard under the sink, glue Velcro to the bottom of the sink and attach fabric to it to create a pretty storage area. • Hang ivy or floral accents around your mirror. • Live plants can turn a dull bathroom into a natural-looking sanctuary. • Display towels and toiletries in a large basket and arrange then creatively.

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Moving Survival Kit Posted by Erica Wacker in Apartment Hunting & Moving

Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, you’re in for a lot of hard work. Between finding a new place, sorting through your stuff, packing it up and figuring out how you’re going to move it, it’s easy to lose your cool and want to give up. Here’s what you’ll need to keep your sanity intact:

Time

As soon as you know you are moving, start doing some preplanning. If you’re downsizing, start thinking about what you can get rid of, and whether you can sell it or give it away. You can also start packing up seldom-used items, like off-season clothes and extra bedding. If you’re in a time crunch, set aside an hour every day to dedicate to moving-relating tasks, whether it’s getting moving quotes or packing.

Extra hands

Moving is a big undertaking, and trying to do it alone may not be possible. If you’re moving by yourself, recruit good friends and family members to come over for a packing party. Your mom or other close relative may be willing to help in other ways, like scheduling movers, getting boxes or organizing a garage sale. And if you can find someone willing to help with the heavy lifting on moving day, be sure to reward them with dinner and their beverage of choice!

Money

From boxes to moving trucks to security depos-

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its, moving takes its toll on your funds. Do some calculations in advance, and put that amount plus a little extra for unforeseen costs aside. If you’re worried about having enough, consider selling some of your belongings to make a little extra dough. Also make sure to thoroughly clean the place you’re moving out of so you can get your full security deposit back.

Sense of humor

No matter how much planning and preparation you do, something will go wrong during your move. You may accidentally put your favorite shirt in the giveaway pile, break your favorite lamp while loading it onto the truck, or put a hole in the wall with your couch. When one of these things happens, try to focus on all the things that have gone right! Before you know it, you’ll be settled in your new place and forget all about it.

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The Ten-Minute Home Workout Posted by Apartments.com Team in Health & Safety

Ten minutes isn’t a long time, but it’s all you need to quickly tone your body and do just enough exercise to jump-start your metabolism. These ten minute home workouts can help you accomplish a mini fitness-goal: Burn a few extra calories, strengthen your body or work on flexibility. The best part of all is that you can do any of these quick workouts right in your apartment. Use them as a compliment to your regular workout or when you can’t fit in a trip to the gym.

Quick Cardio Blast: Burn up to 150 calories • Minutes one to two: High-intensity cardio, jump rope or run up and down stairs. • Minutes three to four: Do as many push-ups as you can. • Minutes five and six: Jump rope or run stairs again. • Minutes seven and eight: Do squats by standing with your back against a wall and squatting as low as you can. Focus on form rather than speed. • Minutes nine and ten: Back to the highintensity cardio, but this time give it your all. Try to get in ten more jumps or stairs in the same amount of time.

Tone and Strengthen Do each of these exercises for one minute. The goal is to move continuously for the entire series. • Squats against a wall: Stand with your back against wall and squat down as far as you can. • Push-ups: Focus on form, not quantity. Knee push-ups are perfectly fine until you have the strength for military style. • Walking lunges with a front kick: Step forward with one leg and lunge until your knee is above your front foot. Stand and kick up, lower your leg and repeat with the other side.

• Squats/Chest squeeze: Hold a weighted object and pull it in towards your chest as you lift up. • Dead lifts: Stand with a weighted object in your hands and bend forward until your back is parallel to the floor. Keep your back lifted the entire time. For an extra challenge, stand on one leg and alternate. • Shoulder raises: Keeping your arms straight, lift the weight to the front of your body and hold. Lower slowly and repeat. • Side raises: Stand with your upper torso parallel to the floor. Raise your arms to your sides with your thumbs pointing up. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold. • Triceps Dip: Support yourself on a couch or sturdy chair with both hands behind you, facing away from the chair. Bend your knees and lower yourself using only your arms. Lift and repeat. • Wide-leg squat: Stand with your legs spread open past your shoulders and squat as low as you can. • Crunch: Lie on the floor and do a set of traditional crunches, with your arms behind your head and your knees bent. Lift up your upper torso, squeeze in your abs, lower slowly and repeat. Continued on page 12....


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Stretch and Lengthen These five stretches will target the major muscles in your body. Hold each stretch for one minute on each side. • Hamstrings: Sit with your legs in front of you and reach for your toes with your hands, keeping your back straight. Then alternate the same stretch on each leg, bending your other leg inwards.

• Quadriceps: Stand up and bend one leg back behind you. Pull the leg in with the sameside arm until you feel a stretch. • Spinal twist: Sit with one leg straight and the other bent. Twist your torso toward your bent leg, supporting yourself by resting the opposite elbow on your leg. Use your other arm to hold yourself up by resting it on the floor behind you.

• Triceps: Hold one arm under your head, bend it and use your other arm to gently push it back, stretching the muscle on the front of your arm. • Shoulders: Stretch one arm across your chest and hold it in place with your other arm. Gently pull the straight arm towards your chest.

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Welcome to apartment living! Don’t freak out, but you’re going to break something. Probably you’re going to break multiple somethings. Your landlord, if he’s any good, will help you fix most of them; but your toolbox, if it’s any good, will help you fix them yourself even faster. Even if on a handiness scale from The Three Stooges to MacGyver you’re about an Inspector Gadget, this list of tools is one you can easily handle for basic home repairs: Hammer. Just owning a hammer instantly makes you better at home repairs. It drives nails in, pulls them out, and destroys spiders on contact (also the walls they’re crawling on, if you swing too hard). Measuring Tape. Don’t think it’s necessary? Go ahead – try to get along without one. We’ll see how long it takes before you buy a sofa too big to fit through the front door. Screwdriver. Invest in a Phillips-head version. Anything can sub for a flathead – a penny, a butter knife, a credit card – but the Phillips-head is tougher to work around and shows up more often in kitchen cabinets and IKEA furniture. Spackle + an old credit card. Move-out day is a tough time to discover that not all of those picture-hanging strips you bought remove cleanly without taking your paint off with them. A squeeze bottle of spackle – I’m partial to the kind that goes on pink and dries white – can be spread and smoothed with an old credit card to undo a lot of damage on paint and drywall. Continued on page 14....

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Plunger. The good news about plungers is that even the dollar store kind get the job done. Stash it behind the toilet and when you have to use it, alternate between deep plunges and shorter, faster pumps until you hear it unclog.

And last but not least: Two kinds of tape. Specifically duct tape and painter’s tape. Duct tape is for things you want to keep stuck together for the rest of time. Painter’s tape is for everything else.

All-in-one tool. Think Swiss Army Knife, but bigger. Mine folds out into needle-nose pliers and also contains two knives, a file, a bottle-opener and something I use in place of a flat-head screwdriver. It’s probably the best gift my dad ever got me.

Because it comes in a wide array of colors, duct tape can be used as a patching agent that isn’t glaringly horrible. (Case in point: I’m currently rocking it over some small tears on my third-hand leather couch.) Painter’s tape can do all kinds of stuff, but one of my favorite uses for it is creating a line on the wall before hanging pictures. It’s easier to stand back and make sure the tape is level and you can hammer your nails in right along it to get the spacing right.

Flashlight. Fuses blow, blackouts happen and sinks always leak from the part of the pipe that’s too dark to see. Any flashlight will do, but for style, function and the obvious swagger factor, headlamps are tops.


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