While college is full of new friends, a new school, and completely new experiences altogether, it also goes hand in hand with a whole new world of…adulting. Buying your own toilet paper? Figuring out every meal on your own? Budgeting??? Yep, all of these things need to get done. But don’t fret; being a college student also comes with tons of perks, especially when it comes to saving money. Check out these ideas for stretching your dollars and keeping it up for the rest of your college career, and hopefully, life!
We love describing all of the amazing innovations that make apartment living one of the most sought-after ways to do life! We’ve spent time examining the benefits for every generation, from student renters to professional retirees. We’ve investigated the financial benefits and demonstrated how, in nearly every circumstance, people save money by being renters. From the benefits of location to the abundance of amenities, we dove deep to help you find the apartment you’ve always dreamed of.
But there’s one market that receives not nearly enough attention. So, as we wind down the “Dog Days of Summer,” we went looking for the K-9 perspective on why apartment renting is for the dogs.
Procrastinators don’t get enough credit. Sure, you may wait until the last minute to do a task that you’ve known about for, oh, six months…but sometimes, that’s a good thing! Heck, as summer winds down, we bet you’re just now getting on top of that last-minute “summer party” that you decided to throw three months ago. But it’ll be the party of the century, right? And that’s all that matters. Kind of like everything else you do – when you get it done, it’s awesome.
With that in mind, it’s no secret that you probably haven’t begun thinking about furnishing your college apartment. Who needs months, or even weeks to plan your decor and unpack, let alone pick out the furniture? If you’re the procrastinator of the year, we salute you. We’ve also got some great ideas for furnishing your place last-minute; right after you eat pizza…while sitting on the floor of your empty apartment. Gotta keep with tradition after all!
Summer’s been swingin’ and so has swimsuit season. You know what they say: suns out, guns out. Skies out, thighs out. Heat’s off…A/C is ON. Definitely ON. While summer is a great time to keep up with your workouts, the heat can be a definite turn off when you want to get outside and be active. Luckily, we’ve found some awesome indoor alternatives to turning yourself into “hot stuff” without melting in the great outdoors. Check out these easy indoor workouts for keeping up with that summer beach bod year round!
The games of the 31st Olympiad have been filled with both moments of amazement and moments of controversy. While most of us viewers will remember the epic achievements of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, the vast majority of the athletes, coaches and spectators will remember the experience. In the Athlete’s Village, memories of a lifetime were created by those who participated in the games. At the same time, we all learned many lessons about what’s important to not just the athletes, but also to everyone taking advantage of apartment living.
By Kelly Schwarze
If Friday nights are usually spent in bed watching the 13-inch screen of your laptop, it’s time to take your movie marathons to the next level and create a home theater that will have all your friends and family members knocking down your door for a season pass. You can create a theater in your living room that will not only be just as thrilling as watching the latest chart toppers, but also provide plenty of opportunities to entertain your favorite people. Grab some popcorn and start imagining your new home theater with these five pieces.
Looking for an apartment that fits your needs doesn’t have to be a headache, and neither does finding a landlord that you can get along with. Developing a positive working relationship with your landlord can make a huge difference when it comes to negotiating the terms of your lease or requesting maintenance. When visiting any prospective apartment, look for these qualities in your next landlord.
If a burglar thinks your apartment is “easy pickings,” it could become a target…even if the fanciest thing you own is a VCR with a copy of Dirty Dancing stuck in it. Why not make things difficult for that burglar? You’d be surprised by how much you can do to protect your apartment without spending big money on armed guards and snarling dogs.
“In the name of all the competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.” – The Olympic Oath
Searching for an apartment in today’s market can feel like a full time job. With the national pool of available rental housing at a 20 year low, there’s a lot of renters out there pining over the same properties. As soon as you find a place you like, POOF someone else comes along and snatches it up. When you’ve found your dream apartment, you don’t want to wait! Stay ahead of the competition with these helpful tips that will speed up the application and approval process (fingers-crossed!).