March 21, 2018
Did you do your best to go through your clothes, furniture, and appliances before you moved, but still moved things you wish you hadn’t? Was there just no time to go through everything before moving? Whichever situation you find yourself in one thing is certain, you have items you wished you hadn’t moved and you now need to get rid of them.
March 16, 2018
We have all had that moment where you need to dispose of something and you're not sure what to do with it. It is garbage? Can you recycle it? Will it even fit into your trash bin? For those of you who are wondering what you can put in the dumpster at your Chico apartment, we have answers...
Topics: apartment living
March 14, 2018
The whole process of moving and packing up your entire apartment can be strenuous. There are so many different things you have to do and check off in order for everything to go smoothly.
Whether you have just started looking for a new apartment or have found a place and are preparing to move out, there is an endless list of things to do. One of the tasks that seems most daunting is packing everything up. Of course, you can’t really pack up your life until your new place is ready to move in, right? I mean, you need all this stuff on a daily basis, right? In reality, you can start packing over a month in advance.
March 07, 2018
Let’s face it, moving is a huge ordeal and there is just nothing simple about it. Many people realize too little too late and discover that unless you want to pull a few all-nighters, you can’t leave everything until the week of moving day.
Setting up your home entertainment system is exciting. When you get a new TV or upgrade your game console you can’t wait to patch it all together. But as you plug more and more electronics into that single wall outlet you start to wonder, “Is there a limit to how many devices I can plug into this? That’s what power strips are for, right?” Hold on! The power from a single electrical outlet is not an unlimited resource and it can be dangerous to overload it. Find out how to avoid tripping breakers or causing electrical fires by reading these tips.
February 28, 2018
Wait, was that rain we saw or were we imagining it? If it did rain, it sadly isn't forecasted to stick around. Though at this point, we will welcome any and all rain that shows up! Although when it does, the rain it brings with it the inability for outside activities – except for puddle jumping of course! According to Punxsutawney Phil, there is still 2-3 weeks left of winter so there is a possibility of more rain in the near future (here's hoping). While there has been very little rain this season, people have been stuck at home fighting off the flu for the last 2 or 3 months that then turns into a cold. So whether you’re stuck inside your apartments in Chico California to stay dry from rain or because you’re just trying to fight off the flu or a cold, we’ve got some ideas for you to bide the time. Hint: we have more ideas than just binge-watching on Netflix, although that is a solid idea if you want to go that route.
If you want to be productive…
If you’re bad at being sick, meaning you refuse to actually acknowledge you’re sick and need to feel like you’re accomplishing something, start organizing. This is a great time to clean out your closet, go through old photos, sort the mail, or just re-organize the kitchen cupboards to be more efficient. Organize your to-do list by energy level to help you get things done while feeling under the weather or stuck inside because of bad weather.
February 26, 2018
We all get so caught up in our daily lives: work, school, laundry, binge-watching TV series on Netflix...you know, the important stuff. It's easy to forget that living in Chico, we are all part of a community that thrives on interaction and helping one another. If volunteer work isn't already part of your life, it's hard to know where or how to start. So we're going to make it easy. This month, just try volunteering for something. It can be a single day, even just a few hours, but make a commitment to put it on your calendar and give it a try. You might find that you get just as much out of it as those that you're helping.
Topics: Living in Chico
February 22, 2018
Living in Chico offers you so many different things such as amazing parks, trees that show every season, apartments you can make into a home, and best of all, places that make deciding what to eat difficult because everything tastes like heaven. Chico has everything from the hometown bakery to authentic Mexican to upscale restaurants and everything in-between.
February 16, 2018
Downtown Chico is a great place to grab lunch, shop, or meet friends for happy hour. For those lucky enough to live in a Chico apartment within walking distance to downtown, parking probably isn’t an issue, but there are a limited number of apartments that close. Sometimes, especially when all the Chico State students are in town, it can be a challenge to find parking. If you just head blindly into downtown you might get lucky, but odds are you are going to circle the block a few times searching for a spot close to your destination and then have to backtrack and look farther out. If you want to be able to get in and out of Downtown Chico quickly, you have to know these parking secrets.