October 6, 2019

Vanilla is so Expensive – Make your Own!

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A few weeks ago, I wanted to make cookies and muffins so I bought a bottle of vanilla at the grocery store. I was shocked that a one-ounce bottle costed close to $5! I ended up buying one since I needed it right away but it has already run out. Why is vanilla so expensive? Several factors have contributed to the increased vanilla prices. For one thing, there are only a few […]

Another Bomb Cyclone is Upon the Central US – Get Ready Now

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s already April and most people are expecting spring weather, but another bomb cyclone, also known as “bombogenesis” is expected tomorrow in the Central U.S. It could impact around 200 million people in its path. What is a Bomb Cyclone? A bomb cyclone is a fierce winter storm, with hurricane force winds.  According to the National Ocean Service: “This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such […]

Money Mondays: Top Apps to Help Save Money in Your Apartment

Written By Victoria Schmid __ Whether money’s tight or we’re just thinking about the future, we all want to save a little money. And these days, all you need is a smartphone, tablet, or internet connection to get started—as they say, there’s an app for that. This article will walk through six great apps to help save you save a little (or a lot) on your monthly expenses, whether that’s finding a better deal on a new apartment or avoiding […]

Money Mondays: What Renters Should Know About Apartment Insurance

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was watching the morning news and one of the stories covered was an apartment fire.  Many tenants were evacuated; fortunately, no one was hurt.  However, a few families lost all their belongings.  One of the victims interviewed was very distraught.  She said they lost everything, and did not have any insurance.  I felt bad hearing about this and thought it’s about time I write about this boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. […]

How to Hide Your Emergency Supplies During an Apartment Inspection

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There it was, a note taped to our door:  “You are scheduled for the annual mandatory apartment inspection per the terms of your lease.  You need not be home for the inspection.”  The note went on to specify the week the inspection was being conducted, and the block of hours. At the time, I had just finished packing the 5-gallon buckets of staples, and they were all over the dining room.  I called […]

Money Mondays: Moving Tips for Apartment Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For most renters, moving to another place to live is not only a big ordeal, it can also be costly.  Since it is an inevitable part of an apartment dweller’s life, we might as well find a few ways to make it easier and less painful on the pocketbook. Here are a few tips that I have learned over the years: Declutter Pare down your belongings as soon as you know you are […]

Why You Need Food Storage Even if You have a Garden

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Every year I start an apartment garden with the best of intentions.  Some seasons I get a great result, but other times, the results are less than stellar. What happened to my garden? The plants have been attacked by these black caterpillars that eat through all the leaves and even soft branches (see title image).  They grow big and fat then turn into these ugly moths.  Ugggh!!  Between the 106 heat and the […]

10 Best Tips for Storing Emergency Supplies in a Small Space

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Of all the challenges faced by apartment dwellers, the issue of storage seems to be in the top category.  It is compounded when you are trying to find spaces to hide emergency supplies.  We polled the readers for what methods worked for them and here are the top ten: Think vertically. Utilize the space on top of your refrigerator – you can store organizers and fill them with canned food, pasta, and other […]

The Best Plants for a Happy and Healthy Home

Written by Sarah Smith Today, more than ever, a majority of the population lives a very disconnected life from nature. It’s no secret that many of us fill our homes with synthetic furnishings, buy food loaded with preservatives, and live a very sedentary lifestyle compared to the generations that came before us. A majority of this can be blamed on today’s technology and improvements to manufacturing that make it easy to rely on store bought goods or medicines to make […]

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