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Astrology at Home: Aries as a Roommate

A Facebook messenger screenshot went viral this year when someone rejected a potential roommate because they were a Capricorn. Astrologers recoiled and spoke up against “using astrology for evil.” But what does a professional astrologer have to say about how each sign acts as a roommate? Randon Rosenbohm breaks do...

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Very Ugly Chairs That Cost the Same as a Year's Tuition

Since the age of 10, I’ve had an unusually intense, maybe even bordering-on-unhealthy, interest in chairs. The whole thing started in Canada. In 2003, my dad took the whole family on a big road trip, where we spent an afternoon exploring the Montreal Museum of Fine Art’s impressive collection of decorative art and...

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The Designer Who Brought Fleabag's Apartment To Life

The second season of Fleabag—a six-episode tour de force powered by creator, writer, and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge—was pretty much perfect. It received a whopping 11 Emmy nominations earlier this month; critics have showered it with praise for dealing beautifully (and raunchily) with themes of grief, family, self-...

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What's With All The 'Live Laugh Love' Shit On The Walls?

Scrolling through apartment listings, you may notice that some people, without fail, love to decorate their homes with fake-deep, “inspirational” wall art. I used to think this was a suburban mom thing. After working at Caretaker for a few months, I realized young people were also choosing to surround themselves w...

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Horny Men Have Almost Ruined Apartment Hunting

The DM just said ‘Help’. It was 1 AM and someone had messaged Caretaker on Instagram. I replied and they explained that they’d been scammed out of $4000 when looking for an apartment on Craigslist. They sent me screenshots of the payments they had sent to someone, supposedly for a security deposit and first and l...

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Caretaker Content Residency: Spend a Month in NYC on Us

If you’ve followed Caretaker on Instagram for awhile, you may remember the five glorious months we ran a contest where one of our followers got their rent paid for by us. Those were fun times. From July through November, we spent almost $7000 paying our Instagram followers’ rents. But, like all good things, the r...

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How To Negotiate A Rent Increase

Your landlord wants to increase your rent. You don’t want to throw all your money away. Here’s how to fight it. Check out this video for a visual aid. Why would my landlord increase my rent? You have lived in apartment for a full lease term - typically 12 months - and the lease is coming to an end. If you like t...

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