8 Ways To Save On Your Power Bill This Winter

8 Ways To Save On Your Power Bill This Winter

Summer isn’t the only time power bills spike. Between holiday lights and furnace expenses, the dead of winter can be just as expensive. As a renter, however, you don’t want to break the bank making energy-efficient updates to an apartment you don’t own. The good news is you don’t have to be stuck with an unbearably high bill. R ...

Reorganizing Your Apartment After the Holidays

Reorganizing Your Apartment After the Holidays

After the dust of the festive season has settled and the last of the gingerbread house has been eaten, it’s time to think about moving on with your life. If you’re anything like us at Modernize, though, getting your apartment back in shape after the holiday blitz can feel like an insurmountable task. Check out this step-by-step guide ...

5 Reasons Your Next Mattress Should be a DOZE Mattress

5 Reasons Your Next Mattress Should be a DOZE Mattress

We all know what it feels like to sleep on the floor, on a couch, or on the $100 brick for a bed you had in college. All of that sucks. All of it. It’s the holiday season. It’s time to upgrade your goals, relationships, and your life necessities. 1.) Trade in That Brick for a ‘Cloud Wrapped in a Dream.’ We often forget how impor ...

New Year’s ResoYOUtions: An Action Plan for Achieving Your Goals

New Year’s ResoYOUtions: An Action Plan for Achieving Your Goals

Did your New Year’s resolutions fall short this year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone — 52% of resolution-makers were confident they’d achieve them; however, only 12% felt as if they were successful. Don’t get caught up in this cycle of self-sabotage; here’s a plan to help you set yourself up to meet and even exceed your ...

Pop, Fizz, Clink – 3 New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

Pop, Fizz, Clink – 3 New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

With the New Year approaching soon, you’ll have plenty to toast. Throwing a last-minute New Year’s Eve party? Whether it be a bash for 15 or a gathering with your roommates, a little extra sparkle will make your evening feel festive! Balloons, backdrops, bar carts and bubbly! Oh my! Here are some perfect ideas on how to get yo ...

German Bake for Two

German Bake for Two

As a first-time homeowner living with my fiance, I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Aldi markets. They're a supermarket chain based out of Germany, but you can find them across the tri-state area.  Aldi sells similar products, but from generic brands at lower prices. You'll find everything from meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, fre ...

New York City Fining Airbnb Users $7500 For Posting Their Homes

New York City Fining Airbnb Users $7500 For Posting Their Homes

It’s no secret, technology moves faster than government policies can keep up. Nowadays, rising tech companies look to hire lobbyists and former policymakers the same way they look to hire new dev talent. Airbnb is no different. Since its start in 2007, Airbnb has made it easier for normal people to make extra income by renting out thei ...

Fall Fashion Tips | Storing Summer Clothes

Fall Fashion Tips | Storing Summer Clothes

Fall -  a trying time when fashionistas like myself wonder what they should wear from day to day. And while I want to remain stylish throughout the season, it can be difficult drumming up new outfits each week. Luckily, I've combed through magazine subscriptions and fashion blogs alike to bring you this guide, which explains plainly and ...

Women Taking Ownership of NYC: <br> Monteka Maddox

Women Taking Ownership of NYC:
Monteka Maddox

Monteka Maddox “Maddox” @msmadd | @amaddfox Current Location: Bedstuy, Brooklyn Hometown: Oakland, CA Professional Position: Educator, Founder & Creator of ‘MaddFox’ and ‘Maddox’    What do you create? I create tradition. I create opportunities for women to feel beautiful and feel classic. To feel like the wom ...

Women Taking Ownership of NYC: <br> Lindsey Day

Women Taking Ownership of NYC:
Lindsey Day

Lindsey Day @LindseyDayy Current Location: Crown Heights, Brooklyn Hometown: Sacramento, California Professional Position: Founder, CRWN Magazine   What do you do or create? CRWN Magazine — A print magazine about natural hair. We’re starting the conversation on hair, but it’s a Lifestyle brand. What inspired you t ...

5 Ways To Make Your Life Easier This Week

5 Ways To Make Your Life Easier This Week

Regardless of how old you are, adulting is difficult. Every now and again, the stresses of daily life can feel like they’re grinding you down to your core. Whether it’s your mundane drive to the office, or the waiter getting your order wrong at lunch, or the list of chores that seems to have been piling up for months, everyone experie ...

Women Taking Ownership of NYC: <br> Zoe Zeigler

Women Taking Ownership of NYC:
Zoe Zeigler

Zoe Zeigler @ZoeZeigler Current Location: Harlem, Manhattan Hometown: Los Angeles, California Professional Position: Creative Marketer What kind of person is a New Yorker? It takes a certain degree of scrappiness to thrive in NYC. You really have to be able to roll with the punches, because every day here you’ll come across u ...