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The 7 Things Under $20 That Turned My Rental Into a Home

So often, when you’re a renter, a dream apartment is less about perfection than learning to make the right concessions. My new apartment is a block from the train, but comes with the caveat of linoleum floors. My bedroom is flooded with natural light, but my kitchen has exactly six inches of counter. Some imperfections just aren’t worth the trouble, while others, I’ve found, can be solved with a good widget. Below, the seven things I’ve used to turn a so-so apartment into my own little slice...

Cheap Holiday Rentals

Direct booking sites make trawling for holiday rentals a cinch. Use at least three websites to set a target price before you book. Though remember... Holiday rental sites effectively just list adverts. You're booking directly with the owner. While incidents are rare, you need your wits about you. Always check the property exists and pay safely. While it is possible to book via agencies, such as VillaSelect, these tend to be pricier, as you're adding a...

What to Buy (and What to Skip) at ALDI This Thanksgiving

© Provided by Univision Interactive Media, Inc. Photos by A.A. Newton When it comes to seasonal products, Trader Joe’s favors the “throw a whole pot of spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks” method of product development. ALDI—the older, wiser, and more cautious of the adopted grocery-chain siblings—takes the exact opposite approach. Rather than release a line of fifty gazillion Thanksgiving specialty items each year, ALDI offers a laser-targeted selection of seasonal inventory at...