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.
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.
Sometimes you have to change apartments because of unexpected circumstances and need to give notice earlier than planned. In other cases, you just don't know how to break the news to a landlord or management company. Here's how to give notice on your apartment so you can protect your deposit and your reputation and get a goof referral in the future.
If you're on a budget, knowing what to buy first will help you allocate your spending accordingly. That way, you can get what you'll truly need, then use the rest of your budget on little touches that will turn the space into a home. Here's a priority list of what to buy when furnishing your first apartment.
After living in an apartment for at least a year, there's bound to be some small damage here and there. While some wear and tear is normal and should be built into your lease, fixing minor damage before moving out will ensure you get your full security deposit back.
When it comes to arranging furniture in your apartment,it's sometimes necessary to get a little creative (and even to just throw the rule book out of the window every now and then). One of the most difficult rooms to design tends to be the bedroom, especially if it's small. So, here's what you need to know to arrange furniture in your bedroom:
Standing in your apartment, you might assume that you’ll need to pack up everything in a truck when moving. You’d be wrong! There are many things items that you should keep with you, or not move, such as some hazardous chemicals. Here are some guidelines on what not to move.
Are you ready for life in the real world? Check out our 5 tips for saving money on your first apartment after graduation.