How to Keep Your Cool During the Rainy Season

It’s that time of year again when stores start putting out the rain boots and umbrellas, you can hear the frogs croaking out in the rice paddies, and hydrangeas are abloom!  June through early July means rain and humidity, and the rainy season can really put a damper on things if you’re not prepared.

Especially if you’re a wife in Japan like me, even doing things like laundry or hanging out the futons can become a monumental task when you can never catch a weekend where they won’t get soaked hanging outside.  But don’t worry- keep reading on for some tips on how not to keep the rainy season from becoming a total wash.

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Making the Big Move: Furnishing Your New Home

So you’ve settled on your new pad, moved in, and now there’s empty or mostly empty walls staring back at you.  What to do?  Thankfully, you’ve got a lot of options.  Japan is home to some of the smallest living spaces in the modern world, and every year furniture and interior design companies come out with new and creative ways to make the most of your space.

If you’ve got the budget, anything is possible.  Even if you don’t, you’re not out of luck.  Here are some ways to maximize your budget when furnishing your new home:

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There’s a ton of ways to work with your space no matter the size. Here’s a stylish, one room apartment set up.
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