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Tips For Apartment-Friendly Decorating

What a great feeling it is to have a place to call your own! However, it takes a lot of work to make your new apartment really feel like your home. Whatever your style, it is important that your new space suits you and is reflective of your personality. Living in an apartment means that … Continue reading Tips For Apartment-Friendly Decorating



How to Find a Compatible Roommate

Finding the perfect apartment to rent is just half the battle of apartment hunting. Just as important, is finding the right person to be your roommate. Choosing who to share a living space with is a big decision. Even couples who have been dating for years are still apprehensive to room together, because they want … Continue reading How to Find a Compatible Roommate



7 Ways to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

A new space can take a little bit of time to get used to. Whether this is your first apartment or simply a new space to you, here are some ways to start making it feel like home in no time! 1. Give It A Clean Give your space a little refresh before you start … Continue reading 7 Ways to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home



What’s the Best Time of Year to Search for an Apartment

Whether you’re searching for your first apartment after living in the dorms for a year, or you’re just looking for something new, you should plan ahead with your search to be efficient. Use the following guide to time your apartment hunt.   6 to 8 Months Before Move-In Several months before you move, you’ll need … Continue reading What’s the Best Time of Year to Search for an Apartment



Spring Cleaning Your Ames Apartment

Daylight savings time came and went, and spring has arrived. Find a day or two this spring and take the time to clean your apartment. Follow our tips for a successful spring cleaning session. Clean Windows and Walls Windows Combine dishwashing detergent, vinegar, and water into a spray bottle. For optimal results, use a squeegee. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Your Ames Apartment



How to Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter

We’re well into winter in Ames, Iowa, and you have received your first electric and gas bill from your first full month of using heat. With record low temperatures in Ames this past December, you may have been more inclined to increase the temperature of your apartment and were surprised by the number on your … Continue reading How to Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter



How to Unpack and Organize Your Things After You Move

If you’re driving through the city of Ames during the month of August, especially near Iowa State University, you’ll most likely see countless moving vans, furniture all over the curbside, and hundreds of residents moving into their new apartments or townhomes. While moving itself is hard work, unpacking can be an even more daunting task. … Continue reading How to Unpack and Organize Your Things After You Move



8 Tips for Moving Out of Your Apartment

Make arrangements to get help moving Whether your parents, friends or professionals help you move, plan ahead of time to make arrangements. Since moving entails transferring and lifting heavy materials you’ll most likely need a handful of people to help you. Renting a moving truck can help transfer large items from one place to another … Continue reading 8 Tips for Moving Out of Your Apartment



How Renter’s Insurance Benefits You

While not all property management companies instruct their tenants to get renter’s insurance, Hunziker requires it and here’s why: renter’s insurance benefits you by protecting your personal belongings in case of theft, fire, vandalism or a natural disaster. Now let’s talk in more detail about how renter’s insurance can benefit you. Renter’s Insurance Protects Against … Continue reading How Renter’s Insurance Benefits You



Everything Hunziker’s Somerset Tenants Need to Know About the Pool This Summer

The Somerset Village Pool in North Ames in now open! The pool and pool area at Somerset in North Ames is for use and enjoyment of the Somerset apartment residents and the Somerset property owners who have purchased memberships. Membership costs will not be pro-rated for families that choose to become members mid-year. Somerset Pool … Continue reading Everything Hunziker’s Somerset Tenants Need to Know About the Pool This Summer