Life can change rapidly nowadays. Job transfers, new relationships, and exciting opportunities can have anyone looking for new housing — fast! What happens when such changes lead to friends and family asking if they can crash at your place? Do couchsurfers belong on the apartment lease?
The answer depends upon the circumstances. Here are three common situations that we get questions about. Read the rest of this entry »
D.I.Y.? More like D-I-E. That’s what handymen and maintenance staff are for, right? But sometimes the best person for the job is…you! Save yourself time, hassle, and even money by taking care of routine apartment maintenance on your own. You might just gain a sense of accomplishment by the end! Read the rest of this entry »
Is there anything worse than a spider problem in your apartment? We’ll wait.
Got nothing? Don’t worry, we’ve got answers. While most spiders won’t hurt anything but flies, some species can pose a danger to your health. Find out what you can do to make spiders in your apartment get out and stay out. Read the rest of this entry »
Think those spiders, mice, flies, and beetles creeping around your apartment will disappear with colder winter temperatures? Think again. Pest problems stick with you throughout the year unless you address them at the source!
Know what to look for so you can keep an eye out for apartment pests this winter. The sooner you spot a pest problem, the faster you can deal with it. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve already spent your paycheck. You’ve almost drained your bank account. And now you’re worried about paying your rent, which is due in five days.
First, know that you’re not alone. Lots of people run into financial problems and can’t afford to pay their rent. Don’t be embarrassed.
Second, don’t freak out. There are ways to cope with this situation that can help you bounce back quickly. Here are six of them. Read the rest of this entry »
College isn’t cheap, and there’s one thing in particular that makes up a significant chunk of the cost: housing. Whether you’re in a campus dormitory or an off-campus apartment, those living expenses can add up fast! Living with your parents? Now that’s a different story. It’s often free! Still not sure if living at home during college is the best plan for you? We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you been showering in standing water for the past week and a half? Does your sink fill up with water every time you brush your teeth? That drain clog won’t go away on its own, as much as you’d like it to.
Apartment drain clogs are one of the most common maintenance requests from apartment dwellers. Nobody—and we mean nobody—likes dealing with them. That’s what plumbers are for, right? But plumbers get expensive fast, and probably won’t be able to fix your drain clog for at least a few days.
So pull up your bootstraps (and your sleeves)! Let’s unclog that apartment drain together. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re moving off-campus with a group of friends or looking to upgrade your current living situation, you face one big question: house or apartment?
Maybe you’re leaning one way or the other. Maybe you’re totally on the fence. Either way, this pros and cons list will steer you in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s spooky season! That means telling fireside ghost stories, carving pumpkins, and binge-watching all your favorite horror movies. But it also means werewolves, witches, monsters, and ghouls are afoot!
Is there a ghost in your apartment giving you trouble? Find out if your favorite haunt is, well, haunted. Watch for these seven spine-tingling signs of a haunting. Read the rest of this entry »
Chihuahua or Corgi? Beagle or Boxer? You’re looking for a new furry family member, but one that won’t cause fights with your landlord or troubles for your security deposit. Find out which dog breeds are best for apartment living and why, from the furriendly folks at ApartmentSearch! Read the rest of this entry »