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downsizing is good for you

If your kids have moved out and you no longer want or need a big house, chances are you’re going to downsize at some point in your life – maybe more than once. The good news is this: Going smaller is good for you! Here are five reasons bigger isn’t always better:

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1. You’ll save money

This one’s obvious: In general, smaller spaces are less expensive. Downsizing to a smaller house or apartment is good for your wallet:

Your Apartment Search

Ready to start looking for your new apartment? Finding your perfect place to live doesn’t have to be an ordeal. By getting yourself organized in advance, starting your apartment search and locating your new home can actually be fairly easy. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to set out on your apartment hunting journey.

ideal time to rent

If you have the flexibility to make a strategic decision about the time of year to search, choosing the right month could save you a few headaches and even a few dollars. Though the ideal time to rent an apartment varies according to a number of factors, here are a few details to consider.

Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting new chapter in a person’s life. But moving day itself can also be incredibly stressful. As anyone who's moved can tell you, little tips to make the process easier are greatly appreciated.

So, with that in mind, we've provided you with some of the most useful tips and tricks to use next time you move to a new apartment.

9 Apartment Moving Hacks

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…

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.

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.

By Apartment Guide contributor Elizabeth Beasley Moving. Love it or hate it, we all do it. Moving is a fact of living. BUT we all have options how we carry it out.

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Perhaps the lazy person’s dream move is to an apartment with no stairs, a dishwasher, a washer/dryer and a garbage disposal. Listen up, lazy people. Here are some must-do moving tips for an easy move that will impress even your laziest of friends.

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