Category: Tips

Apartment tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can help you out with your next apartment

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Tips for Renting With a Less-Than-Stellar Credit Score

Common financial setbacks like a serious illness or lost job can leave you with a less-than-stellar credit score even if you’re normally reliable and responsible. And the consequences of a low score can extend beyond having difficulty borrowing money –...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of a Shared Bathroom

Are you renting an apartment that has only one shared bathroom? Below is a list of the Do’s and Don’ts of how to manage.   The Do’s Bring Your Own Cleaning Supplies Having your own cleaning supplies means you do...

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7 Things You May Need Before You Apply for an Apartment

Certain information and documents are needed before you can rent an apartment. Though there is no standard as to what is required, most landlords and property management companies ask for things that give them a general idea of who you are....

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Tips for Making Friends with Neighbors

Sometimes breaking the ice in a new neighborhood or building can be challenging, but having at least one friend or acquaintance in your building can bring you peace of mind and make your living experience that much better. Creating a...

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How I Bring Zen to My Living Space with a Clean Apartment

Habits to Make it Happen: A clean apartment helps me think more clearly, stress less, and feel more comfortable entertaining guests on a whim. Cleaning your apartment can feel like a daunting task, especially during a long work week. These...

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When to Contact the Property Management

On the property title, the owner of the property or apartment is listed, however, in most cases, owners hire property management companies who handle the daily running of the rental. Therefore, anyone the landlord designates to act as his agent can be...

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Looking to Move? Don’t Forget to Secure a Job First

When making a move, it can be hard to know where to start. Our friends at The Washington Post Jobs suggest the best place to start is with finding a job. Here’s why:   Budgeting When looking for an apartment,...

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Tips for Throwing an Oscar Party

After Christmas and New Year’s there’s a lag in excitement, especially for singletons. But have no fear; the Oscars are coming again this year on February 26, 2017. What better reason to throw a party in your apartment than to...

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Transitioning Holiday Decor to Winter Decor

Not ready to say good-bye to your carefully constructed mini tree or menorah? Struggling to let go of your favorite part of winter? I know Boxing Day can bring on the blues, so stave it off a bit longer. Here...