Posts By Jen Jackowski

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You'd think living in an apartment would limit your decorating options, but it doesn't have to. Sure, you can't paint on the walls unless you're willing to forfeit your security deposit, but that doesn't mean your place has to be drab and dreary-- quite the opposite, actually. You have many choices for how to add some color to your apartment. 

Kansas City Life What You Need to Know

Kansas City life may surprise you if you aren't from the area, but it'll be a good surprise. This Missouri metropolis (that's right, it's not actually in Kansas) is a bustling location that's quickly making a name for itself. And…

sublet apartment

Subletting is a unique renting situation in that you'll only be in the apartment for a few months instead of the whole lease term. As such, the etiquette and rules for subletting are different than signing a lease for a…

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.

Moving can be an incredibly stressful time, as you pack, move and unpack your belongings. What makes the whole experience more stressful, however, is being unprepared. Really, moving should be exciting-- after all, you're getting a whole new place just…

Moving out of a dorm and into your first college apartment is a big step– say goodbye to sharing a tiny room! Instead, you’ll share a somewhat larger space with your friends and have more freedom about what goes in…

make apartment home

Moving to a new apartment inherently comes with an adjustment period. You’re in a new place, both in terms of the neighborhood and the apartment itself. There’s going to be some time where you’re not exactly comfortable. That feeling won’t…

Fun Inexpensive DIY Weekend Projects

As spring finally hits full swing, you may be looking for ways to freshen up your apartment after all, it's warm outside, birds are chirping and the air is crisp. Introducing something new in honor of the season of life…

Moving to Charlotte NC

When you think of living in a budding metropolis, places like Chicago and New York City probably come to mind. However, the U.S. is full of other urban centers that teem with life, energy and skyscrapers, at a lower cost,…

In some cases, being eco-friendly can be expensive-- ever research geothermal energy? However, just because some efforts require great sacrifice doesn't mean that all do. In fact, you can go green and save money in your apartment all at once,…

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