Posts By Michelle Brandstetter

think before renting

Getting ready to move into your first apartment can be incredibly intimidating; renting an apartment is a pretty big deal. There are a LOT of things to consider. When it's your first time, there can be enough new information to make your head spin. Here are the important things to think about BEFORE you start your apartment-hunting process. This list can save you from making some costly mistakes.

Moving is stressful enough without causing an explosion. Setting a fire, losing your cherished memories, and poisoning yourself are all bound to ruin move-in day. With that in mind, here are nine things you should never put in a moving truck:

Arlington, Virginia Neighborhoods A Guide

Arlington, Virginia is a city of harmonious contradictions. Much of Arlington is small, quiet suburbia steeped in history and tradition. However, sprinkled throughout you'll find bustling metropolises, eclectic shopping districts, and a thoroughly modern feel. All of this is set…

It's easy to understand why someone who owned a home would need an insurance policy. After all, what if there was a fire, or the house was robbed? The homeowners would obviously want to have some way of knowing that,…

When you have a pet, moving out of an apartment can be a serious struggle. Furry friends have an uncanny ability to leave lots of deposit-threatening problems in their wake. Whether you're struggling with a dog that can't avoid the…

I can't convince my cat he's perfect. I tell him every day in our apartment, kiss him on the head, and give him plenty of love and attention. Still, whenever I ask him if he knows how perfect he is,…

Do you dream of cities you've never visited? When you see a map, do you find yourself counting off the places you've already been, and staring longingly at the ones you haven't? Wanderlust is hard to shake, and unfortunately, many…

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