Author: Wendy Planek

Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy Living in Your Apartment

Tips to Keep Your Dog Happy Living in Your Apartment When living in an apartment it is a fact of life that constant barking from your four-legged friend will not please your neighbors. You want both everybody to be happy. So how do you keep Fido content? Follow these tips to… Read more »

Tips on Splitting Bills With Roommates

Tips on Splitting bills Bills with Roommates: One of the many advantages to having a roommate is splitting the bills. Yet, conversations about money aren’t easy even with the best of friends. By following these simple tips for splitting the bills with your roommate you will save money and have… Read more »

Apartment Indoor Herb Gardening Tips

Longing for spring amid the recent January chill? Do you want to add a little green into your life to keep from feeling the seasonal effects of winter? Herbs are the answers. Herbs will add a fresh flavor to anything you are cooking, are easy to grow on a windowsill and,… Read more »

How To Secure An Apartment In A Competitive Market

    The American dream of home ownership has changed.  Renting, rather than buying, is now the norm.   Why the shift? Three important reasons:  Flexibility. Being able to go where the job offer is with ease is valuable. Expense. Renting is less expensive than owning.  Maintenance. Plumbing, heating, lawn care… Read more »

#GivingTuesday: A Local Success

    The kickoff to the holiday season has ever increasingly been about shopping. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and ending with Cyber Monday, the rush to get the gift purchasing part of the holidays started soon after Thanksgiving is very real.  And that is why the advent… Read more »

Local Shopping Earns Big Rewards In DTOP

The holidays are here.  They really do kick into gear the minute you close the door on your last Halloween trick or treater these days. But instead of getting all “Grinch-y” about it let’s focus on a very important Oak Park holiday positive. Downtown Oak Park Shopper’s Rewards are back.