Big castles, big cars, big bills! Is bigger always better? Find out all the ways downsizing from a house to an apartment could improve your quality of life – plus some downsizing tips for starting your smart move today! Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve all heard the term “wear and tear” when it comes to the typical nicks and scratches even the most careful apartment renter causes. But what separates normal “wear and tear” from damages you’re expected to pay for out of your security deposit? (Or, worse yet, in addition to your security deposit?) And how can you address what you consider unfair bills from your landlord when you’re moving out?
We tend to believe that bigger is better, but that isn’t always the case—especially in your living situation! Larger apartments often have higher rent and utility costs, and they take more time and effort to maintain and clean. And don’t forget how much money and work it takes to fill a larger home with furniture and décor!
If you’re starting to feel like your home isn’t the best fit for your life anymore, maybe it’s time to consider moving to a smaller apartment or even a furnished apartment. Not sure if you’re ready to downsize? See if any of these surefire signs it’s time to downsize feel familiar to you. Read the rest of this entry »
A serious relationship with the right person can change everything for the better. You love spending time with your significant other, and maybe you’ve been daydreaming about what it would be like to move in together. No more separate rent payments and no more leaving to go to your own house after a great night out. Plus, you could spend all the time you want with his/her awesome and adorable dog. But is moving in together truly the right decision for your relationship? Pay attention and watch for these 5 signs that could mean your daydream would lead to disaster. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever helped someone when they’re moving to a new apartment, you know it can be tough work! But, if you’ve ever been the friend who needs the moving help, you also know that having your amigos there can definitely make moving easier. Once you’ve settled in, show your friends how much you appreciate their moving help! Try these creative ideas to say “thank you” and strengthen your friendships—without breaking the bank. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s no question that renting a furnished apartment can save you major hassle, but if you’ve never rented a furnished apartment you may have some questions. For example, what do you actually need to bring? Will there be a shower curtain? Silverware? Lightbulbs? Your answer will depend on your specific furniture rental package and preferences, but we can help guide you with some general tips for things to pack and things to sell or leave behind. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving is stressful. Moving as a military family? Well, it’s like second nature… but nonetheless stressful! Turns out, renting furniture can make a PCS (or Permanent Change of Station) epically easier. From helping you save money on storage and avoid having to cram ill-fitting furniture into a new home, find out how military furniture rental can help make your move (and your new life) a breeze! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve ever filled out an apartment application, you’ve probably wondered, “Did I fill it out right? Did I give the right answers? When the landlord runs my credit, what are they really looking for?” Given that one in two landlords say that the results of a credit check are among the top three factors used when deciding whether to accept a tenant’s lease application (TransUnion), it’s important that you find out! Get the inside scoop on how landlords may check your credit, what they look for, and how you can position yourself as the best possible candidate to rent the apartment you want! Read the rest of this entry »
Accepting a new job or higher position in a new city can be one of the best experiences of your career. It can also be very disorienting. Grocery store prices, your commute, and even the local language may be different! A less than desirable relocation package can complicate the process even more. For a smooth job relocation and your best relo package, give these tips a try. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving to a different country and living abroad is challenging, different and foreign, but it’s something everyone can learn a lesson or two from. If you’re contemplating moving abroad for a while, or maybe for good, find out what lies ahead! You may discover that these life lessons are exactly the nudge you need to set sail down an entirely new course. Read the rest of this entry »