I have partnered with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Pet Blogger. As an official blogger, I will be sharing articles and ideas for exploring your space, city and style.
Are you on Pinterest? If not you should really consider joining. It’s FREE to join and a lot of fun to use. Frankly I find it a bit addicting. I love to check out the things that people “pin” on their boards.
Pinterest is a website (it’s also available as an app) where you “pin” things that you like, similar to a virtual cork board. You can create any kind of board you want from recipes to craft ideas and from home decor to silly pictures. It’s totally up to you.
As you surf the Internet if you happen to come across something you’d like to save for future reference all you need to do it “pin” the image on one of your Pinterest boards. The pin will bookmark not only the photo you choose but also the website so there is no need to wonder where the image came from.
You can also follow people on Pinterest and see what things they pin (you can also re-pin things that others have pinned). If you are on Pinterest you can follow me at www.Pinterest.com/SheScribes.
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A lot of companies and brands are discovering how much fun Pinterest can be and how it’s a great way to create an online community with their fans and/or consumers. I know several brands have Pinterest accounts including McCormick Spice (great recipe ideas), LG Electronics and Apartment Guide. I actually pin several things on Apartment Guide’s Pet-Friendly Ideas Pinterest board.
We currently live in a condo. A condo is nothing more than an apartment that we pay a mortgage on instead of rent. I can relate to the ups and downs of apartment living.
We have six pets (5 cats and a dog). With little space for my “human family” I’m always on the look out for ideas to make my pets happy and to keep them healthy. With space at a premium I am always on the look out for space saving products.
I have many pins on the Apartment Guide’s Pet-Friendly Ideas Pinterest board. Here are just a few of the fun things I have stumbled across that I think are idea for apartment dwellers.
The above is a bench that you can sit on. It’s also an ingenious way to cover up the litter box and house additional pet supplies like food and litter. You can’t see from this photo but there is an opening on the end (right side) where your cat/cats can o in and out to use the litter box. When the cabinet doors are closed you would think this was just a regular bench.
The above is an emergency first aid kit for pets. Never in a million years would I think to create a special first aid kit for my pets. I love this idea! You can use just about anything to house these supplies like a tackle box or small tool box. This is on my “to do list” for sure.
Some apartments do not allow pets of any kind. This little fish tank is the perfect solution. We actually own this fish tank. It’s not a real fish but I can tell you from my own experience that you’ll never think it was fake. This little fish swims around like a real fish. It runs on batteries too. Even my kids were fooled by it. They thought I really picked up a new fish. This would make a great gift for a college student too who might not be allowed to have a real fish in the dorm.
The above is a SmartCat Multi-Level Cat Climber. It’s a cat “tree” that attaches to the back of a door.
My cats all love to climb and hang out on things. I would LOVE to get them a huge cat “tree” but we just don’t have the room for it. I would love to get them something like this. It won’t take up much space and cats would love the opportunity to climb all over it.
My cats LOVE to use cardboard cat scratchers, however they can be pricey sometimes. I happened across instructions to make your own cardboard cat scratcher (pictured above). It’s super easy to make and I’m going to try and make one for my own cats as soon as I can save up enough cardboard.
There are just a few of the great Pet-Friendly Ideas found on Apartment Guide’s Pinterest board. There are 93 Pet-Friendly Ideas on this board and growing.
Apartment Guide not only has Pet-Friendly Ideas on their Pinterest boards. They also have a board for “green living” (Live Green, Love Green, Think Green), Decor Ideas Inspired by Popular Cities, Extreme Organization Before and After, Ultimate How-To Guides, Pantry Organization and Decor Ideas for Under $100 to name a few. They actually have 49 boards and over 1,200+ items pinned on those boards.
To check out Apartment Guide’s Pinterest page please visit www.Pinterest.com/ApartmentGuide.
Apartment Guide offers a lot of great resources and articles to help people move, whether it’s across town or across the country. My family is planning on moving (hopefully in a few months). One of my favorite articles from Apartment Guide is Your Moving Checklist. I think this article is a “must read”. It contains a lot of information on the things you need to do before and after your move. I like that it includes tips for moving with pets. Moving our pets is a concern for us. Not only the trip but also getting them used to their new home and a new environment.
Some other articles I think are really helpful are…
Expenses to Plan for When You Move - Did you know that Summer is the most expensive time to move? I did not know that. I also never thought about things like hotels and meals for movers. Ideally we’d love to move during the summer so our kids can start school at the start of the school year. I just don’t know if it’s going to be possible. We also plan on moving most of our stuff ourselves.
How to Choose the Best Neighborhood for You – As a parent and a pet owner, it’s important that I pick the right place for my family to move to. We want to live some place that is pet friendly and offers a lot of fun things for my family to do as well as great schools. Making sure that our children and our pets are OK with a big move is very important to us. We want to make the transition as painless as possible for everyone involved.
Questions to Ask About Storage Space – This is a huge issue for my family. We have the smallest storage unit in our building, yet we have the most stuff. We actually have to ask our neighbors if we can store a few things in their units. In hindsight we should have looked into the storage situation before purchasing our condo. I hope and pray that our new home has ample storage space. That is going to be one of the top things I will look for when trying to find a new home.
What You Should Know When You Rent an Apartment with a Pet – We have five cats and a dog. I worry that if we sell before we find a place to move to we’ll need to rent for a few months. That is going to be easier said than done with all our pets. I found this article especially interesting.
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