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Can You Remove A Roommate From Your Lease?

Renting with roommates means many things, including paying less in rent, splitting utilities, and having someone to help keep the apartment tidy. Though having a roommate has many benefits, things don’t always work out, and you may find yourself looking for a way to remove a roommate from your lease.  Review Your Lease Agreement First … Continue reading Can You Remove A Roommate From Your Lease?



So You Just Signed the Lease on Your New Apartment

As the proud new resident of your apartment, making sure you are ready for move-in day is an essential next step in the leasing process. From getting acclimated with your new neighborhood, setting up utilities and ensuring all mail is transferred to your new place — there is a lot that goes into making sure … Continue reading So You Just Signed the Lease on Your New Apartment



7 Tips for When You Move This Summer

Popular summer activities can range from swimming, vacations, barbeques, and more, but one of the biggest activities that people all over the U.S. participate in during the summer is moving. While there are many benefits in moving during May through August, the heat can also make the moving process a little more difficult. Read our … Continue reading 7 Tips for When You Move This Summer



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