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clean apartment for move out

Moving into a new apartment is a hard but fun and exciting process. However, you still have obligations to your old landlord, the largest of which is apartment cleaning. Landlords want to rent out your old unit as soon as possible, therefore, you need to deep clean the apartment before your move-out inspection. If you don't, you risk losing your security deposit. Apartment Guide tells you how to clean for a move-out.

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.

how to cool down apartment

Hot? Sweaty? Summer is here and it’s back with a vengeance! While some apartment-dwellers lucked out with air conditioning, there are others that need to seek out cooling alternatives when the thermometer goes up. Whether you are looking to save…

downsizing to move

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.

transfer utilities

If you're moving from one apartment to another, an important item on your moving to-do list is to transfer utility service from your old apartment to your new one. This might seem a little overwhelming -- especially if you have a number of utilities to transfer.  Apartment Guide has your back: just follow these simple guidelines to do it correctly,  and avoid any gaps in service.

How to feel at home

So you’ve done it -- found a new apartment, signed the lease, and moved in. Problem is, your new apartment doesn’t quite feel like home yet. Fortunately, with a little effort, you can get comfortable and minimize those foreign feelings fast.

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Here are some steps you can take to settle into your new apartment so that you feel at home more quickly.

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