Posts By Steve Harper

avoid apt fraud

Renter, beware! Not all listing sites on the Internet are what they appear to be. Some hope to take advantage of you, turning your apartment search efforts into a heist of your money and time. You have plenty to worry about in the middle of looking for a new apartment, but you must also be aware of online scam situations and potential rental fraud. Follow these tips to help ensure you don’t become a victim!

unpacking

Smart unpacking usually starts with smart packing. While there’s no wrong way to unpack your things in your new apartment, there are some smarter ways to do it that will help with apartment organization in the future. When you prioritize carefully, you’ll get settled in more quickly and with less stress. Take a look at these tips!

comparison

Comparing apartments is difficult. Everywhere is different from each other in many different ways. There’s no pattern to what places have what, and what trade-offs you’d have to make for one place over another. If you’re willing to put in…

apartment checklist

Not every landlord or management company requires an apartment walkthrough when you move into a new apartment unit, but it’s in your best interest to do so. Request one before you move in, if it’s not initiated for you, and check…

roommate breakup

Breaking up is often hard to do, even when there’s no romance involved. Sometimes a roommate breakup can be even tougher than a romantic one. You live together, after all… all the time! Sometimes, a break is mutual, driven by…

air out apartment

Wet clothes… old cat litter … spoiled meat … these are all serious smells that might funk up your apartment for days. And few odors stick with – or stink up -- a space, as powerfully as cigarette smoke. If you’ve moved into a formerly smoky spot, or have other smelly issues of your own, here are some tips that will help with the toughest odor removal.Few odors stick with – or stink up -- a space, however, as powerfully as cigarette smoke. If you’ve moved into a formerly smoky spot, or have other smelly issues of your own, here are some tips that will help with the toughest odor removal.

painting apartment

Once the movers bring all of your belongings to your new apartment, you still have some important details to sort through before you can truly feel at home. Here's a motivating thought: when the work is done, you can really enjoy your new home! Follow this post-move checklist for tips on how to settle in to your space.

Moving soon? Whether you choose to hire a professional moving company or handle the dirty work yourself, you’ll need to consider how much you are willing to pay to protect and possibly replace your possessions in the event of damage, loss or theft. So what do you know about moving insurance? For do-it-yourself movers, buying insurance falls to the individual. But when you hire the services of a moving company, the options become a bit more involved. We’ll discuss the key ideas you need to know to affordably protect the things you’re moving. Read on to determine the best, umm, move for YOUR move, as it applies to understanding and pricing moving insurance.

Living with a roommate can be great, but it can also test the limits of your patience. The most challenging apartment roommate may very well be whomever is currently living under the same roof with you. Check out these nine types of roommates you’ll likely recognize. From the Clean Freak to the Night Owl, some of these types really put the 'apart-' in apartment!

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