Posts By Elizabeth Beasley

By Apartment Guide contributor Elizabeth Beasley Moving. Love it or hate it, we all do it. Moving is a fact of living. BUT we all have options how we carry it out. [find-an-apartment] Perhaps the lazy person’s dream move is to an apartment with no stairs, a dishwasher, a washer/dryer and a garbage disposal. Listen up, lazy people. Here are some must-do moving tips for an easy move that will impress even your laziest of friends.

If you’re a smart mover, you’ve read all about the classic mistakes to avoid -- like moving during rush hour, not getting a written estimate, or undervaluing your move insurance. But what about the funny mishaps? You know, the awkward moments that make moving both hilarious and horrifying. [find-an-apartment] So many things can go wrong during a move. The best medicine for these painful situations is a good belly laugh. See if you know anyone who has experienced these moving mistakes. (We hope it’s not you!)

Dude. Duuuuuuude. Seriously. Your bachelor pad doesn’t have to be bachelor-sad. Trust me, I'm a single lady. And I've seen my share of the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Here's why you should listen to me. [find-an-apartment] The story goes something like this: the guy has invested in some sweet digs in a happening part of town. The address is eminently braggable -- and the fella's not afraid to do the bragging. But... somehow the guy has stopped short of setting up the space he can be proud of. If this rings a bell, luckily, you can turn your single efforts into a home run. (Note the sports metaphor.) Here’s what you need to know to make your bachelor apartment the swinging-est spot on the block. This is what I would look for in an appealing bachelor pad.

Looking to refresh your apartment's kitchen without making permanent changes? Many landlords will allow renters to make cosmetic changes to apartment units provided the residents change those elements back when vacating the space. These requirements will likely be spelled out in the lease. [find-an-apartment] Because of the expense and effort required, however, you may find it compelling to think about updating your kitchen decor in ways that are more easily adjusted. You want a cool kitchen, after all, but you may not want to expend a lot of extra effort – and you want your security deposit back when you move out.

Your cat rules the roost. (We dare you to deny it!) What kind of roost have you prepared for your favorite pet? [find-an-apartment] If lions are the Kings of the Jungle, then your apartment cat certainly deserves the royal treatment, the perfect perch from which to rule her kingdom with seeming disdain and that particular authority of the feline. Here are some tips to help you catify your crib, so your royal highness will be purring 24/7!