Using a Smartphone to Control Your Home

Smartphones have become indispensable tools for managing everything from finances to social lives. They are electronic personal assistants, so it’s only natural that they can now be used to control homes. Sure, they can be used to schedule maintenance and find contractors, but they also have the capability to act like remote controls to various household appliances. Not sure if you turned your lights off? There’s an app for that. Forget to lock your door? Your phone has your back.

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Must-Have Apartment Tools

If you live in an apartment, your landlord will probably handle most of your household repairs. It’s definitely one of the benefits of living in a rental property. However, if you can quickly and confidently mend the problem yourself, it is probably not worth the hassle of calling your landlord, setting a time, etc. All renters should keep a basic toolkit to handle minor repairs and tackle decorating and DIY projects.

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