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Saving Money on Your First Apartment

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Moving into your first apartment is an exciting time, but it can also be a little intimidating. After all, there’s a lot you’ll need once you’re living on your own — even little things you never put much thought into before, like can openers. read more

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Top Tips for Long-Distance Apartment Hunting

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Finding a new place to live is never easy. Add distance into that equation, and it becomes an entirely different ballgame. Although hunting for an apartment from another city is not an ideal situation, it can still be done efficiently and effectively with the help of modern technology and a willing landlord or property manager. read more

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Breaking Down the Rental Application Process

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Renting your first apartment is one of the biggest milestones of your adult life. Whether you’re coming straight from your parents’ house or transitioning from the dorms, this is certainly a big step towards becoming independent and learning how to make it on your own. But before any of that happens, you’ll have to fill […] read more

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What Does a Tenant Background Check Cover?

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Tenant background checks make up a perfectly normal part of the rental process. Whether you’re signing a long-term lease or just a month-to-month agreement, most landlords will want to know if you’re trustworthy, financially stable, and free of a criminal past before agreeing to take you in. read more

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Top 10 Tips for Packing Moving Boxes

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Moving is typically a double-edged sword. It’s exciting to start a new chapter in your life, but packing up all your stuff — not to mention unpacking everything at your new place — is typically a stressful process. read more

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Waterbeds: Should You Get Rid of Yours Before Moving into Your New Apartment?

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  Remember waterbeds? Developed in the 1960s, they rose in popularity quickly and remained a desired item throughout the 70s and 80s. Eventually people fell out of love with them and sales eventually dwindled into the 90s and early 2000s. Now, they’re mostly a thing of the past. Still, there continues to be a surprising […] read more

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Renting a Moving Van

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When you’re moving to a new apartment, there are a lot of things you need to get done. From packing up boxes to putting down deposits, you’ve probably been making all sorts of checklists to get ready for the big move. But before you start organizing and packing everything, the most important thing to check […] read more

Unpacking

Moving Into a New Home: Unpacking Strategies

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The movers are gone, and now all you’re left with is a bunch of boxes in complete disarray. Moving can be stressful, but unpacking is the best part. You not only get to become more acquainted with your new home, but you also get a chance to reorganize your things and create a better living space […] read more

Moving to a New City

Making a New City Feel Like Home

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Moving to a new city can be a nerve-wracking experience. Whether you’re transferring jobs, starting school, or simply wanting a change of pace from your old city, it’s easy to feel a little out of place in a new area. read more