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Top 10 Greatest Tips for Moving in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

July 05, 2017

It’s time to start preparing for your move, and because you’re a strategist, you approach your plan like a game of chess.

To aid you in your pursuit of total domination, there are 10 tips to live by if you’d like to checkmate your moving in Chico experience. Think of all the boxes in your house as the pieces on your chess board, and this guide from Lifehacker.com as your tip sheet to victory.

King, queen, rook, bishop, knight, and pawn, it’s time to get your moving mission on!

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Topics: Living in Chico, Moving

10 Rules to Check On: Having Guests at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 28, 2017

Although temperatures may be high, summertime in Chico is undeniably beautiful.

The city comes to life in the hot summer months, buzzing with friendly Farmer’s Markets, live music, and social events. The heat melts everything to a perfect golden hue, like Bidwell Park at sunset, or a dripping ice cream cone from Shuberts.

From the downtown restaurants filled with the sound of clinking laughter, to the outdoor adventures awaiting in Upper Park, summer is the ideal time to invite out of town guests to your Chico apartment, so that you can share the city’s splendors.

During this time of peak out of towners, it is important to check with your property manager on the following rules that your apartment complex may have:

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Topics: apartment living, safety, Summer Activities in Chico

The Food Lover's Guide to Living in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 23, 2017

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice...

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Topics: Living in Chico, Chico Restaurants, Taste of Chico

Safety Reminder: Pool Area Rules for Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 19, 2017

The sun is out and the sky is blue, which means it's time to get out and enjoy the amenities at our Chico apartments. Cool off in the beautiful spacious pools or relax in the hot tub. Enjoy the warm weather and have a blast this summer.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico, Amenities

Fireworks in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 16, 2017

UPDATED FOR 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks, the one event that captures the attention of all ages. It’s the time of year to celebrate Independence Day together and gather as a community to watch the dark sky light up in magnificent colors. The feeling of unity it brings to a town is remarkable. Do you remember as a child gathering the kids around your neighborhood and then walking to the end of our street to watch the fireworks in Chico? Everyone waited in eager anticipation for the first “boom” followed by an eye opening display of colors.

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Topics: Living in Chico, 4th of July, Summer Activities in Chico

Beach. Coconut. Lime. Apartment Living in Summertime!

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 14, 2017

The Chico summer heat wave is upon us, scorching the grass yellow, blade by blade, and melting our thermostats one degree at a time.

People do desperate things to escape the summer blues. But let’s be honest, you don’t have to be that guy sitting in a plastic kiddie pool sipping on a piña colada, to find your local paradise.

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Topics: apartment living, Decorating your Apartment

Summer Sustainability Tips for Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 11, 2017

The best piece of advice for anybody looking to incorporate sustainability into their lifestyle this summer, is to start small. The world of living green can be a bit intimidating to a beginner, but there are simple steps you can take to save energy, reduce your waste, reuse and recycle to improve the sustainability of your Chico apartment.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Sustainability

Apartment Living Tips for When You’re Out of Town

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 09, 2017

Summer is the season for adventure!

Have you ever been bitten by the travel bug, and just wanted to get out of town? To visit the ocean, hike through the redwoods, or jet off to a tropical island?

Wherever your wanderlust may take you, it's important to make sure your home and belongings are kept safe for your return.

In the spirit of summer and all of the wonderful trips the residents of Chico have planned, we thought it might be useful to outline helpful apartment living tips for when you’re out of town.

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Topics: Living in Chico, apartment living, Rental Living

Avoid these 5 Major Mistakes for Moving in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

June 06, 2017

Imagine you are driving down the freeway and you see a small car zooming up beside you. You are quick to notice that the car is packed full of boxes and houseplants blocking the windows and on top is a mattress precariously flapping in the wind. Don’t be this guy.

While preparing for your upcoming Chico move consult the tips below to avoid common mistakes.

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Topics: Rental Living, Moving

Moving into a Chico Apartment? Creative Tips for Unwanted Items!

Posted by Serene Skiffington

May 31, 2017

From the awkward hand-me-down furniture your grandma gave you, to the stray pencils in your junk drawer, the unwanted items that don’t make the cut for your new apartment in Chico seem to pile up.

As you stare at the mountain of clothes you own, the overfilled pantry full of canned goods, or the junk piled in the closet, all of those moments where you put off sorting for donations have come back to haunt you. Faced with the task of deciding on what stays and what goes for every little thing can be overwhelming during your moving process. And although you may be tempted to take the easy way out, think of the positive impact you create by recycling, disposing, donating or even selling your unwanted items. 

Read below for some creative and responsible ways to get rid of that flower print couch from the 70’s or the six bags of clothes you still have from high school.

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Topics: Moving, Community Support