Trying to decide whether you should live upstairs or downstairs in an apartment building can feel like a weighty decision — because it is! After all, this choice will affect you for the next year or more, depending on your lease’s length.
Working from home was still considered a bit taboo and somewhat of a privilege for many people until recently. According to this Gartner survey, at least 80% of surveyed company leaders plan to allow employees to continue remote work — at least part-time. Research has shown us that employee happiness and productivity seem to be highest when workers are allowed to stay at home rather than commute to an office. This trend isn’t likely to disappear anytime soon.
Whether you’re apartment shopping in a different city or doing your own remote research at home, virtual tours can come in handy. These allow possible renters to scope out living spaces with more comfort and convenience than ever. But with all the perks that this virtual advantage brings, it can still present some drawbacks compared to the in-person experience.
Did you treat-yo-self a little too hard? Getting back on track after overdoing the retail therapy can be a daunting-but-necessary task! Make staying within budget a little easier on yourself by leveraging these little-known ways to save money as a renter.
For many college students and first-time renters, the possibility of frozen pipes is the last thing on their minds when they return home for the holidays. Yet, those who attempt to save money by turning off the heat while they’re away may be in for an unwelcome surprise. Frozen pipes in apartment complexes are an all-too-common occurrence that can usually be prevented with a few simple steps. Here’s what to do if your pipes freeze in your apartment.
When one door closes, another one opens — and it may just be to your childhood home. When you’re closing off a chapter in your life, moving into your parents’ always-open house may just make good financial sense. No matter why you’re moving back in with your family, there are a few things you should consider, including budgeting, boundaries, and handling day-to-day interactions under the fam’s roof. Learn how to navigate your old stomping grounds in new ways with these tips. Read the rest of this entry »
So, you popped the big question: “Will you move in with me?” If you and your significant other are taking this step together, congratulations! Amid the excitement, keep in mind that it’s not all rainbows and new décor — you also need to figure out the logistics of your big move. Read the rest of this entry »
With temperatures steadily on the rise, it can be tempting to spend all your time in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoors. But if you stay in, there’s a chance you’ll feel like you’re missing out on the things you could be doing outdoors. Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds, as there are plenty of great indoor activities to help you stay busy all summer long. Read the rest of this entry »
These days, finding a good roommate is almost as hard as finding your soulmate! But don’t despair — with good communication, clear expectations, and a little bit of intuition, you too can find your perfect roommate. Read the rest of this entry »