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When you move into an apartment, you have the fun, but often expensive, task of furnishing your new digs. Some things you probably already own, but decorating the space after moving in allows you to get furniture that fits each…

pet fees explained

Our pets are valuable members of our families. We’re willing to search high and low for pet-friendly apartments and we accept that it may cost a little bit extra. Many states lack specific statutes regulating pet fees, so what — and whether — to charge is at the discretion of your landlord or property manager. This could lead to confusion and questions such as ‘are pet deposits refundable?’ and ‘does pet rent cover more than one pet?’ Here are three types of fees you might encounter when renting with a pet.

From paying your initial security deposit to renting a moving truck, there are lots of expenses you can expect to pay out as you prepare to move into your new apartment. Have you thought about where you’ll buy your moving boxes?

Expenses to Plan for When You Move

[find-an-apartment] Hold up, wait a minute. Don’t you dare spend a single red cent on pre-used boxes when you can get them for free. All you have to do is dig a little!

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local library

Your local public library is much more than a great place for books. It can save you big bucks, help you with a career or education transition, and even hosts many activities for kids, teens, and adults. Here are the reasons to check out the library near your apartment.

Without spending a lot of money, your apartment can look like it was featured in a design magazine. Especially with the success of DIY sites like Pinterest.com, interest in cottage and vintage décor styles and penny-pinching due to the economy, more people are looking around their homes and flea markets for inspiration on how to improve their surroundings. [find-an-apartment] Frugal décor ideas are plentiful online, but here are a few art, accent piece and furniture ideas to get you started.

Those old road maps can be a surprising source of decor if you frame them. Decorating your house or apartment can get really expensive, really quickly. But decking out your pad doesn't have to break the bank. Below are a…

How to Save on Bedroom Furniture

Furnishing an apartment can get pricey, and if you're decorating on a budget, you're probably looking for ways to save. However, if you go too cheap, your purchases will fall apart and you'll waste money in the long run. Here…

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Don’t send your Thanksgiving down the drain! Plumbers report that the day after Thanksgiving is their busiest day of the year for housecalls. [find-an-apartment] Don’t let plumbing woes distract you from your Black Friday shopping this year. Check out these do’s – and mostly don’ts -- for how to treat your apartment plumbing with care after Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away. Stay on friendly terms with your apartment community maintenance team by following these directions!

Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.

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