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Tricking Out Your Apartment for Halloween

When we were kids, celebrating the most pagan of holidays was as easy as peeling grapes and telling your kid sister you’d discovered a bowl of eyeballs. Memories… But as we got older and the Halloween costumes got more high concept (from cowgirl to, umm, sexy cowgirl)...

By Josie Swindler on 10/12/07

Mixology 101: Home Bartendting Basics

Have you ever seen a bartender produce a new cocktail on the spur of the moment, after a request for “a fruity rum drink, but not too sweet” or “something made with peppermint schnapps”? Like David Blaine, good mixologists aren’t actually magicians, thought it might seem...

By Mandy Erickson on 10/17/07

How to Expose Your Roommate

When Al Gore invented the Internet, his primary goal was to provide people with a forum in which they could talk s—t about one another behind a veil of anonyminity. Craiglist, Gawker, HoodTalk.org (NSFW, m’goodnerds)…great sites all, and just a few of the reasons...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/18/07

Backyard Tourism: San Francisco

From hipsters to history buffs to hippies in the buff, San Francisco’s got something for everyone. Best of all, plenty of fun can be had without breaking the bank.

If you want to...

By Jenny Williams on 10/19/07

Baby, it’s cold outside…and I have no coat

When I first announced my plans to move to New York after graduation to friends and family, I was met with the same response from all. Although concerns for my safety and sanity were expressed secondarily, the primary worry among them was that I would freeze to death...

By Stephanie Berger on 10/23/07

Should You Hire a Maid?

No matter how lazy you are, you still have to clean your place anywhere from once a year (before your mom visits) to once a week (for the Gossip Girl viewing party you host). We've all fantasized about hiring a maid, but is it really worth it...

By Josie Swindler on 10/25/07

How to Clean Your Bathroom

Q: What’s the best way to clean my bathroom? – Jessica Beck, New York City

A: Hire a maid. Then you won’t have to. I mean, who wants to clean a bathroom? Ok, fine – so maybe the maid route...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 11/01/07

Divide Your Costs with Fake Walls

The problem with finding a large, sunlit, beautiful one-bedroom apartment is that it costs two arms and two legs. Rather than sulk away from the opportunity, think about splitting the rent in half by converting it to a two-bedroom. How? It’s simple—add a wall...

By Josie Swindler on 11/01/07

How to Paint Your Room Like a Pro

Often, one of the biggest problems with a new apartment is not what it’s missing but what it’s got: white, sterile walls that can feel a little more “insane asylum” than “awesome post-grad pad.” With the cinder blocks of the last four years a distant nightmare, you now have ...

By Josie Swindler on 11/08/07

Ikea: Too Good to Be True

Q: Ikea sounds too good to be true when it comes to setting up an apartment. What am I missing? – Adam Jacobs, New York

A: In some respects, nothing. Ikea is an affordable and chic alternative to higher-end furniture and décor shops...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 11/13/07
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