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 […]

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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

Renters Beware: 3 Common — and Dangerous — Summer Pests & Tips to Prevent Them

Nothing ruins the summer months more than the appearance of unwelcome pests in your apartment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! Take back your apartment this summer with these easy tips on dealing with three of the most common — and dangerous summer — pests! 1. Mosquitos Out of all the … Continue reading

How Much Furniture Do I Actually Need?

Renting your first apartment comes with several other firsts in tow, like finding roommates, managing your bills, and figuring out just how much furniture you need to fill your space. With this guide, you’ll learn what furniture is a must when moving into your new apartment and what pieces you can pause on purchasing. What … Continue reading

Moving in Together? How to Split Rent with Your Partner

So, you popped the big question: “Will you move in with me?” If you and your significant other are taking this step together, congratulations! Amid the excitement, keep in mind that it’s not all rainbows and new décor — you also need to figure out the logistics of your big move. If you’re dreading a … Continue reading

My Apartment Air Conditioning is Not Cooling, Now What?

Only a few degrees separate sunny and happy from hot and miserable. Apartment air conditioning problems can close that gap quickly! If you’re dealing with an apartment air conditioner that’s not cooling, don’t sweat it! Follow these simple steps to cooler air. Step 1: Confirm the Problem To stay ahead of the heat at certain … Continue reading

9 Fun Indoor Activities for Adults

With temperatures steadily on the rise, it can be tempting to spend all your time in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoors. But if you stay in, there’s a chance you’ll feel like you’re missing out on the things you could be doing outdoors. Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds, as there … Continue reading

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips for Apartment Renters

What’s an ideal summer without a few adventures in grilling? Now is the perfect time to fire up the grill and dive into some delicious seasonal recipes (and try out a few no-grill side dishes), because nothing says summertime like grilled burgers and fresh watermelon! Seven outdoor grilling safety tips If you’re a renter preparing … Continue reading

Which States Have the Lowest Cost of Living for Renters

Is one of your goals this year to finally get your budget under control? You have plenty of company. After all, that’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions! One way you can achieve your goal is to start with a plan for budgeting for your first apartment. Another cost-cutting hack is to move … Continue reading