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Tornado Safety Tips When Living in An Apartment

With the warm and humid Iowa weather often comes plenty of tornados, and while typically cyclones are a good thing in Ames, the weather kind are what we need to be prepared for. Living in an apartment during severe weather can be nerve-wracking, but we’re here to pass on a few tips to help you … Continue reading Tornado Safety Tips When Living in An Apartment



Cleaning Before You Move Out: Tips & Tricks to Help Make Your Place Spotless

Moving out of an apartment can be an exciting, yet overwhelming task, and cleaning it before you go is probably the last thing you want to do. However, this ensures your apartment is ready for the next tenant while helping you get that security deposit back. Each apartment is different but, reading through some of … Continue reading Cleaning Before You Move Out: Tips & Tricks to Help Make Your Place Spotless



6 Ways to Make Your Apartment More Study-Friendly

Finals season is upon us and finding the perfect place to study is crucial in helping you feel prepared and confident about your upcoming tests. While some people may prefer studying in libraries with friends or at a coffee shop, some people may want to just buckle down in their own apartment, free from distractions. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Your Apartment More Study-Friendly



Choosing Off-Campus Over On-Campus Living

There are pros and cons to living off-campus during your time away at college. With everything else going on in your life during this time, it can be hard to figure out which choice is best for you. Of course, there are plenty of things to consider, so let’s walk through some of the biggest … Continue reading Choosing Off-Campus Over On-Campus Living



How to Unpack and Organize After a Move

Congratulations on your move, but prepare yourself! Signing your lease is only half the battle. With all the preparation, stress, and running around a move takes, ensuring you have a plan going in about how to stay organized can help you save yourself from some headaches and a messy home when it comes move time. … Continue reading How to Unpack and Organize After a Move



Apartment Hunting Tips

Starting your apartment search can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re about to move into your first place after a dorm room or are simply moving to a new apartment, it’s a good idea to take these tips to heart. Let’s make your apartment hunt go as smoothly as possible. Know … Continue reading Apartment Hunting Tips



The Pros and Cons of Living Alone

The prospect of living alone can sound enticing; a space all to yourself, total control of your lifestyle when you’re not at work or in class, and more. However, there can also be some downfalls and things to consider about living alone. We weighed the pros and cons for you on apartment living alone in … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Living Alone



How to Make Moving Easier

Ideally, you know when a move to a different home is coming up months in advance. If you’re done with school and will be moving out of your college apartment or simply moving to a new place because it’s time, saving money by moving yourself is a great option. However, there are ways to make … Continue reading How to Make Moving Easier



What to Do When You’re Locked Out

It’s happened to everyone. You get home after class or work, reach for your keys, and they’re not there. After frantically checking every pocket or dumping the contents of your purse onto the floor to search for them, you remember that you left your keys on the kitchen counter. The good news is, you know … Continue reading What to Do When You’re Locked Out



Six Tips for Maximizing the Space in an Your Apartment

Smaller apartments can offer many advantages like being in a great location and saving you money on rent each month. However, one sacrifice that has to be made to get those advantages is not having a lot of room. While it may seem hard to feel like you have enough space to comfortably live and … Continue reading Six Tips for Maximizing the Space in an Your Apartment