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6 Best Places to Live in Orlando

Intro to Orlando Source Over the last decade, the best Orlando areas to live have quickly become some of the trendiest and hottest places  in the United States. With a booming nightlife and enough natural beauty to inspire even the most devoted nature-lover, more and more people are discovering the best areas in Orlando for […]

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12 Best DIY Apartment Hacks

Looking to turn your rental apartment into your own personal space? It can be tough, especially when you’re limited by what your community will and will not allow. No one wants to have to give up their deposit because of unapproved changes or damage to their place. So here are the 12 best DIY apartment […]

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How to Build a Coffee Bar [DIY Edition]

If you love your coffee, then you know that there’s no better feeling than waking up in the morning and heading to your dedicated coffee prep spot. But if you live in a rented apartment, or a small unit with not much space, finding the right place for your coffee maker, mugs, and other caffeine-powering […]

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8 Clever Storage Ideas for Small Apartments

Do you feel like your apartment is overflowing with stuff, with nowhere to put it all? We’ve all been through the experience of living in a small apartment with very few options when it comes to viable storage. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with your floors covered in clutter. We believe […]

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How to Make a Succulent Garden [Apartment Edition]

Apartment living can be a wonderful thing. It offers the independence of your own space without some tedious tasks like mowing the lawn, taking care of your exterior, or repairing and replacing appliances that stop working. But there can be some downsides. One downside is the fact that apartment living can make enjoying a garden […]

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10 Small Apartment Bathroom Ideas to Try Now

Is the bathroom in your apartment…well…spatially challenged? If you’re suffering from tiny-bathroom-syndrome, it can be difficult to see the best way to decorate. After all, you only have so much wall and counter space in your mini-bathroom, so how are you supposed to show off your personal style and make sure there are actual necessities […]

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How to Clean Your Apartment: 10 Simple Tips

At McKinley Apartments, we know that giving your apartment a major clean-out is never anyone’s favorite task. We always put it off as long as we can to avoid the stress of cleaning, making our apartment messier and messier until we don’t even know where to start. But taking on a major apartment cleaning doesn’t have […]

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How to Save for an Apartment: 5 Essential Steps

There’s nothing quite like landing your first apartment. It’s a space to call your own, one that you can decorate and enjoy however you’d like. But many people are stressed at the prospect of saving up enough to move into an apartment for the first time. They look at rent in their area and compare […]

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What You Need to Rent An Apartment

So you’re finally ready to strike out on your own and get your first apartment. Congratulations! Landing your first apartment is one of the most exciting events in life, but it can also be a little intimidating. Application forms, background checks, and credit checks can all seem daunting—especially when you don’t have experience with them […]

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How to Organize Small Kitchen Counter Space

Remember when your kitchen countertop was a place where you could actually prepare food? Now you enter your kitchen and can hardly remember what your counters look like underneath all of the clutter, loose mail, and hodge-podge storage that’s been forced onto its surface. At McKinley Apartments, we get that the kitchen counter often has to serve […]