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how to clean for a 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.

gym etiquette

A gym is a great perk of apartment living, adding to your quality of life in more than one way. But your gym etiquette (or lack thereof) could make the wrong impression, turning off neighbors, potential friends and even management. Here are some tips so you make a good impression in your apartment community's fitness center.

what is a coop

Co-op apartments are worth knowing about, and are fairly common in major metros, including New York and D.C. Apartments within “co-ops” can sometimes be rented, so it’s worth understanding what cooperative buildings are, how they work, and what tenants might expect when looking at renting an apartment in one of them.

what you need for a party

Whether you like to attend social events, host them yourself - or both! - it's a good idea to keep some things on hand at all times. That way, you don't have to run out to the store just because you've accepted a last-minute invitation or invited someone over. Here's a short list of items to keep in your cabinets, pantry or fridge.

prepping apartment for hurricane

Hurricanes are stressful situations. It’s important to take control early, securing everything you can, and making sure you have what you need to prepare for the impending storm. Coastal residents are at higher risk, but in Florida, even inland structures can incur damage if a powerful storm crosses the state.

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