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Stories about thriving neighborhoods

Restoring a worn leather sofa

Restoring a worn leather sofa

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Leather is in a class of its own as a furniture material due to its durability. Even worn leather can gain new value when it's restored!

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Do you want to be a more sustainable pet owner? Succeed with these tips

Do you want to be a more sustainable pet owner? Succeed with these tips

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Many factors, from food to accessories, influence your pet's carbon pawprint. Grab these tips on how to build an eco-friendly daily routine with your animal companion.

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Bare feet and princess cake – SATO resident of the year 2023 is no ordinary granny

Bare feet and princess cake – SATO resident of the year 2023 is no ordinary granny

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In Linnainmaa we are celebrating Leena-Maija Aitamaa - a very special granny! Take a read to get to know Leena-Maija.

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Biodiversity roadmap for neighbourhoods where both people and critters thrive

Biodiversity roadmap for neighbourhoods where both people and critters thrive

What does the promotion of biodiversity mean in practice, and how can it be seen in the everyday lives of rental apartment residents?

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What to do when a dog barks in an apartment building?

What to do when a dog barks in an apartment building?

Many dogs now live in apartment buildings, bringing joy not only to their owners but also to neighbors. Here's what to do if your furry friend barks when alone or if constant howling is heard from a neighbor.

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Summer jobs at SATO: When the house expert is on holiday, the summer house expert takes care of the job

Summer jobs at SATO: When the house expert is on holiday, the summer house expert takes care of the job

“There’s been times when you don’t necessarily know what to do, but the team here at SATO is so excellent that you can always ask for help.” 

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 Love, petting, and food – Paavo The Cat is having cat days in his SATO home

Love, petting, and food – Paavo The Cat is having cat days in his SATO home

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May we introduce the King of Cats, 16-year-old Paavo, who enjoys life in Vermonniitty. Get to know this noble cat and the results of our grand cat survey!

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Everyday tip: Clean the oven with baking soda

Everyday tip: Clean the oven with baking soda

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What should one do today? Perhaps you could clean the oven? Food cooked in a clean oven won't have unexpected aftertastes, and cleaning is eco-friendly with baking soda and vinegar.

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Homes for international talent based on decades of experience

Homes for international talent based on decades of experience

Relocation and immigration service provider Finland Relocation Services has cooperated with SATO for almost three decades. Thanks to that, many international professionals have quickly found a suitable home.

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Dress up your bite-sized home for the holidays

Dress up your bite-sized home for the holidays

Take a read on the budget friendly holiday time design ideas of Riikka DiTolla, an aspiring interior designer. Here she focuses on decorating studios and one bedroom apartments.

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Christmas time checklist

Christmas time checklist

A classic Christmas checklist to help you with the year-end hustle and bustle, here you go.

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Smoking on rental home balconies – ok or not ok?

Smoking on rental home balconies – ok or not ok?

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Is balcony smoking really a problem? How are the smoking rules in rental apartments enforced? Can you be evicted due to smoking? Read this article and find out more.

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How to store car tires

How to store car tires

Is the stress building up about where and how to store car tires in a rental apartment? Read our tips and take note of them

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Safe and secure housing in a rental home

Safe and secure housing in a rental home

A safe home is created through a combination of responsibility, calm, and prevention - technically speaking. Safety, of course, involves much more, but in this article, you will find practical tips for secure rental housing.

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One worry less: 6 tips to take care of fire safety

One worry less: 6 tips to take care of fire safety

Ilpo Leino from SPEK lays out the facts about the fire safety of your rental apartment and how to make it better.

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Interior ideas for a cat home: Pretty and practical

Interior ideas for a cat home: Pretty and practical

We assembled some easy and fun decorating tips for a home shared by a cat and their hooman. Take a read and get inspired.

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Meet Fanny - Soukka's customer service superstar

Meet Fanny - Soukka's customer service superstar

SATO's Soukka area Service Manager Fanny Salo is a familiar figure in the neighborhood. Customer service oriented professional shares her workday with you.

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This international shared home is filled with laughter and whimsical theme parties

This international shared home is filled with laughter and whimsical theme parties

Aparna, Laura and Jamie are roommates enjoying each others' company and fun theme parties. Take a read on their life in Ruoholahti, Helsinki.

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How to reduce the amount of waste in your home

How to reduce the amount of waste in your home

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Did you know that the average Finn produces around 500 kilos of waste per year? Here's some easy tips for reducing your own waste.

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Recycle your old items responsibly and correctly

Recycle your old items responsibly and correctly

How do I get rid of old but usable items? What can I take to the waste collection point of my home building? Find the answers in this article.

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