Are you asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list of past apartments isn't enough for the landlord to decide whether you're reliable as a tenant. As such, he or she will ask for more items that will show that you're on top of your game.
Downsizing is both freeing and stressful. It's never easy to pare down a lifetime of memories, and most of us tend to associate our belongings with events and the people we love. Here are some downsizing tips to help make sure you don't make any mistakes, but pare down enough to happily move to a smaller home or apartment.
You've just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It's a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.
While you’re meeting new neighbors at the grill, you certainly don’t want to do anything to tarnish your reputation or become known as the “bad guy / girl at the grill” in your building. Here are a few guidelines to common courtesy at your apartment community’s common grill.
When it comes to dogs and moving, our pets feels the same stressors we do – and let’s face it: moving is notoriously stressful. All the shuffling around – strange smells, shifting furniture, a multitude of boxes – can make your pup feel discombobulated, despite the excitement of changing things up. Since many studies have shown that dogs help reduce our stress, if you’re moving with a dog, it’s imperative to show your furry family member the same courtesy. Here are some tips to keep your best friend calm.
If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:
1. You’ll save moneyThis one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:
Confession: the first time I heard of valet trash, I wasn’t overly excited. Another fee for a thing I can do myself? Seriously? Who needs it! Fast forward several months later and I can tell you that valet trash is actually one of the most practical advents to modern apartment living.
Carpet, tile and laminate are common in apartments. So if you’re lucky enough to score a beautiful place with rich, beautiful wood floors, it’s essential to know how to clean hardwood floors. Apartment Guide unlocks the secrets to hardwood floor care with these simple tips:
We asked for some of your most horrific moving stories and you came through. We’ve picked our favorite for this round, but we’d love to hear more. If you have a moving horror story that you’d like to share, get social with us on Facebook or Twitter. You might just make our next round!
The good news is that increasingly, apartment complexes are beginning to understand the pivotal role pets play in their residents’ lives and are accommodating dog owners when it comes to their policies – even to the point of putting pet-centric amenities in place. That means finding dog friendly apartments is easier than ever. The bad news? There are often restrictions, caveats or fees. Here are a few things to think about when you’re searching for dog friendly apartments.