You thought apartment floods could only happen from the outside, in—from heavy rain or a hurricane. But now you’re dealing with a flood from upstairs and waterfalls from your neighbor’s burst pipes are cascading into your living room.
When other tenants live above you in separate apartments, your risk of a flood from upstairs increases exponentially. The fact is: if their apartment floods, your apartment most likely floods, too. Thanks a lot, gravity!
A former college roommate is looking to establish himself in a new city—your city. Being a nice person, you agree to give him a place to crash temporarily, but just until she gets set up at his new job and finds an apartment of his own.
We’re all getting excited for the warmer weather that’s right around the corner, but the end of winter brings something else with it: spring cleaning. Your bathroom probably tops the list for rooms that need a good scrubbing. This year, don’t break the bank with professional bathroom cleaners. We’ll show you five different recipes you can make at home that’ll have your bathroom sparkling in no time (and for a fraction of the cost). Read the rest of this entry »
One of the downsides of apartments is that they can be noisy. You can hear the neighbors around you, and they can hear you. Fortunately, if you want to know how to soundproof thin walls, science is on your side. There are lots of ways to soundproof apartment walls, and they’re cheaper than you’d think. Read the rest of this entry »
Woo hoo! Your friend just moved into their first apartment, which means you’ve got one more cool place to hang out. If you find yourself scouring the Internet for great housewarming gift ideas, look no further. This list of new apartment gifts includes something for everyone, from kitchen necessities to entertainment essentials. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding an apartment can be difficult, especially when it’s your first apartment. Once you find the right one, you may also find out that the landlord runs a background check on lease applicants—and he or she wants your permission to run one on you.
But fear not! Tenant background checks are pretty standard. Landlords and property managers use them to confirm a possible renter’s identity and trustworthiness. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re hunting for a bargain, timing can be everything. We’ve all browsed sales waiting for the right time to buy a television or car—holding off for seasonal savings such as Black Friday. But did you know there’s also a best time of year to rent an apartment?
If you know you’re going to be moving in the next couple of months, and are wondering when the best time to rent an apartment is, read on. Read the rest of this entry »
Ahh, Corgis. They’re the stars of Queen Elizabeth’s palace, and now they’re popping up on the silver screen. Their short legs and stumpy tails make them some of the cutest pups you’ll ever meet. Their infamous “sploots” and perky ears are an endless source of giggles for dog lovers everywhere.
Do you have a baby on the way? Congratulations! As a new parent, you’ve got a world of worries on your plate, and a to-do list a mile long. Take this one off your list. We’ll show you how to make room for a little one in even the littlest of one-bedroom apartments. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re a first-time renter, you may not be sure exactly what’s included in your rent. Do you have to pay extra to use the dog park? Are utilities already included? If so, is there a limit to how much water or electricity you can use? Read the rest of this entry »