Wait! Don’t throw that in the trash! You might be breaking the law. Some things in your apartment can’t go out with your regular garbage–even if they fit in the apartment complex’s dumpster or trash compactor. Find out what these items are (they’re more common than you might think!), why they can’t go in your trash can, and how to dispose of them properly. Read the rest of this entry »
Look, we get it: you need space. You also need furniture. Luckily, there’s a way to get both without cramping your style! Convertible furniture lets you stay hip with your furniture while maximizing space in your tiny apartment. 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 »
There are a lot of time-consuming and downright annoying things to cross off your moving checklist. Between packing and hauling and unpacking again, changing your address on official documents might be the last thing on your mind; however, it’s an essential final step to make your new apartment home. Cover all your bases with this complete list of places to change your address when you move from ApartmentSearch. 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 »
Renting a big truck can be difficult, expensive, and inconvenient—but how else are you going to move that 8’ x 15’ table to your sweet new apartment?
Don’t fret. Moving without a truck is definitely possible; it just takes a little ingenuity and patience. Read on for some of your best alternative moving options. 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 »
Not many people would consider moving fun, but some perks come along with the packing process. This is the ideal time to do a bit of spring-cleaning and toss the junk you’ve got in your current apartment. Start with this list if you’re wondering how to decide what to get rid of when you’re moving out of your current apartment. Read the rest of this entry »