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What to Do If You Find Pests in Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 22, 2018

Bugs, mice and rats, oh my! Unless they are paying rent, these are roommates that you don't want to have. When you find signs of pests in your Chico apartment, what do you do? Check out the steps below to help eliminate what is attracting pests, eradicate them and keep them from coming back.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Cleaning Tips

Ways to Prevent Carpet from Getting Dirty in Chico Rental Properties

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 20, 2018

Apartment carpets get abused. Life is already rough on your carpets, but in Chico rental properties where multiple renters have moved in and out, your carpet may be looking pretty sad. So what do you do to get the carpet looking nice and keep it that way?

When you first move into a new apartment make sure that the carpets have been professionally cleaned. This is pretty standard practice with apartment turnover, but you should always ask. Professional steam cleaning will get your carpet clean deep down where dust and allergens can hide. 

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Your Stove at Living In Chico Apartments

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 06, 2018

When you get around to Spring cleaning your Chico apartment, don't forget about the stove. A "self-cleaning" oven doesn't mean you get to totally neglect it. After a long cold winter of frying bacon and making baked goods, odds are that our Chico apartments have messy stoves in need of a deep clean.

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Topics: Cleaning Tips

My First Apartment: What to Pay Attention to During the Walk-Through

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 03, 2018

When you are moving into your first apartment you are probably really excited about it. You're thinking "This is my first apartment, I just want to get moved in now!" However, you need to take things slow on signing the lease and moving in, to make sure and protect yourself in the long run. Here's a checklist to make sure you pay attention to all the right stuff on your walk-through before you move in.

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Topics: Moving, My First Apartment

What To Do While Living in Chico in the Spring

Posted by Ben Olberg

March 23, 2018

As we emerge out of our winter hibernation into the glorious season of spring it's time for a fresh start and time to try new things. After you have done all your spring cleaning it's time to get out of your Chico apartment! But what is there to do while living in Chico in the spring? You may already have a long list of activities planned or you might not have even thought about it yet, but either way we have some fun ideas you don't want to miss out on.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Things to Do, Spring in Chico

What Can You Put in the Dumpster at Your Chico Apartment?

Posted by Ben Olberg

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...

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Topics: Apartment Living

Apartment Living Timeline for Moving Out: Things You Can Do Now

Posted by Ben Olberg

March 09, 2018

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.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Moving

Safely Set Up Your Electronic Entertainment in Chico Rental Properties

Posted by Ben Olberg

March 02, 2018

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.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Energy Tips

Living in Chico: Places to Volunteer in the Community

Posted by Ben Olberg

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.

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Topics: Living in Chico

Parking Secrets for Downtown Chico at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

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.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Things to Do

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