Ways to Trim Your Holiday Expenses This Year

‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones, getting stuffed on delicious food, and quite possibly, doling out more cash than anticipated. As joyous as those holiday bells can be, the attached holiday expenses can take a toll on your wallet. And if you, like many others, find yourself in a financial rut year […]

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How to: Hosting Guests Without a Guest Room

Hosting guests can be stressful when you have a spare room, but it can feel straight-up impossible when you live in a studio or a small flat. In reality, you don’t need to turn away your friends and family because of a lack of space. Impress your visitors with these tips for hosting overnight guests … Continue reading

Unemployed Roommate? What to Do When Your Roomie Can’t Pay Rent

It’s a problem no one wishes to face: a roommate suddenly unable to pay rent due to a job loss, health matter, or another unfortunate, unforeseen circumstance. But it happens, so it’s best to understand what your options are and how to react. It’s even better, of course, to avoid the problem altogether. Here, we … Continue reading

5 Signs You Should Sell Everything and Move

Have you ever felt like the universe is telling you you need a fresh start? Many of us get the urge to scrap everything and start over from time to time, but it can be challenging to know if this is just a fleeting feeling or if it’s meant to be. With that said, there … Continue reading

How to Negotiate Rent

You might not be able to haggle for added square footage, but negotiable rent might be in your control. Find out how! The post How to Negotiate Rent appeared first on Apartment Life.

How to Style Shelves

Ahh… Shelves! Not only are they a great storage solution for books and framed photos, but, when styled right, they can also serve as a statement-making display. Read these styling tips and learn how to style bookshelves with knick-knacks, books, and other decorative objects to create a cohesive look that puts the fun in functional. … Continue reading

6 Tips for Moving Back in With Family

When one door closes, another one opens — and it may just be to your childhood home. When you’re closing off a chapter in your life, moving into your parents’ always-open house may just make good financial sense. No matter why you’re moving back in with your family, there are a few things you should … Continue reading

What is a Garden-Style Apartment?

When it’s time to rent a new place, there are tons of important decisions you’ll need to make. Are you looking for a one-bedroom or a studio space? Would you prefer a standing shower or a full tub? Do you want to live in a garden-style apartment or a high-rise with a view? Each of … Continue reading

How to Organize a Small Room with No Closet

When you first saw the place, you thought having a room without a closet was “charming.” Now that you’ve unpacked your whole wardrobe and have nowhere to stuff your stuff, it doesn’t seem charming at all! Don’t worry, though — you can have the apartment you dreamed of with just a little creativity and organization. … Continue reading

6 Things Your Landlord Cannot Do!

Has your landlord ever told you that you need to make repairs yourself? Do they refuse to address chronic noise issues around your apartment? Or, perhaps they’ve asked you to move out… immediately. While laws vary from state to state, there are certain things your landlord doesn’t have the right to do. Read on to … Continue reading