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Music Lover's Guide to Living In Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

August 15, 2017

On hot August nights the city comes to life, buzzing with a harmonious blend of musical genres. Sultry notes of jazz drift out of leafy green backyards, stroll down the Esplanade, and fade into trendy folk-pop spilling out of downtown cafes.

A Chico summer is the sound of music mixed with the merry clinking of cups and the promise of happy memories; it's the electric current of pop streaming from car windows at an East 20th street stoplight; it's the spunky saxophone at the Saturday morning market, and the stories of life and love floating in from rustic country weddings.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Events, Things to Do

5 Tips For Keeping Your Stuff Safe at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 09, 2017

Signing the lease for a brand new apartment is the best feeling in the world. To be able to finally move all your things and place them exactly where you want them to go is a truly liberating feeling. You can go wherever you need and know that when you get back home, all your things will be exactly where you left them. 

What happens if you don’t feel like your valuables are safe in your apartment when you're gone?

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Topics: safety

PAWndering a Pet for Your Chico Apartment?

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 04, 2017

Are you PAWndering the idea of getting a pet?

Adding a furry companion to your Chico apartment is a big deal!

It is almost as big as thinking about having a child (we said almost).You have to think through all the ways having a pet will change your life, what to expect, and how to prepare.

The first question is whether the apartment complex you are living at, or are considering, even allows pets. If you find yourself in that lucky place that totally allows pets, then congrats! You have just completed the first task, because sneaking in a pet is not an option.

Now that you have that covered, let’s get down to some pros and cons of adding a furry friend to your daily life. There are a lot more you could add to either list, but here are some important aspects you should definitely consider:

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Topics: apartment living, Pets

My First Apartment: How to Decorate on a Budget

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 02, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I can scroll through Pinterest for hours looking at different ways to use small spaces, repurpose old items, and find the best way to make my first apartment look like it came out of a catalog.

If you're like me, then even when you see those amazing ideas, you aren’t sure how your wallet can survive the hit. That thought alone can put a damper on your decorating plans. Don’t get discouraged though!

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Topics: my first apartment

What Not to Do This Summer in Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 31, 2017

Summer is that time of year where you pack as much fun as possible into your weekends, afternoons, and days off!

One of the best parts about living in an apartment is that you can do many fun things without even leaving your complex.

You have a lot of activities to choose from such as: swimming in the pool, inviting friends over, having a barbeque, or playing in one of the courts offered in certain apartments.

While there are many things you can do in your Chico apartment, there's also a list of things you can’t do or should avoid doing. In case you're wondering what the proper etiquette is when it comes to enjoying apartment life, here are some things that you should keep in mind.

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Topics: apartment living, Living in an Apartment, Summer Activities in Chico

How to Host an Epic BBQ at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Serene Skiffington

July 26, 2017

There are three components to every great party. Three things that make or break your guests' experience. Master them all and you will definitely be deemed the hostess with the mostest. 

Find out what they are below so that you can throw a smokin’ good BBQ this summer at your Chico apartment.

All you need to do is read this blog, choose a date and time, call up your friends, and get ready to wow with these go-to hosting tips.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Rental Living

The Secret to Making Your Apartment Search More Fun

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 21, 2017

Apartment searching can be exhausting. You have to figure out what your budget is and how many people you're living with. Then it’s time for you to scour the internet for apartment listings in your area, and even when you find an apartment you like, there either isn’t enough photos or the photos make it look strange. This leads you to have to call the apartment complexes you want to have a look at and jump through hoops to get the information you need. Overall, apartment searching is definitely a process.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Finding an Apartment

Apartment Living at Sterling Oaks is Paradise

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 19, 2017

At Living in Chico, we have ten different apartment complexes that you can choose from. No two complexes are the same. Each one has something different and unique to offer you, whether it’s the location or one of the amenities. With each one of our complexes we strive to make living in an apartment as much fun as it can be!

Sterling Oaks is one of our luxury apartment complexes with many different amenities to choose from along with an amazing location.

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Topics: Living in Chico, apartment living

My First Apartment: Tips for First Time Renters

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 14, 2017

Moving out on your own is a big step. It’s time to step into the real world and start looking for your very first apartment (Yay!).

Renting your first apartment can be an exciting experience as you search for the perfect space to express yourself. At the same time though, it can be a stressful experience because of all the decisions that need to be made. You might be thinking, "How am I going to manage moving into my first apartment, take care of bills, balance work and a social life, get my chores done, and not forget anything?"

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Topics: Rental Living, Finding an Apartment, my first apartment

Create More Spaces in Small Places at Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 12, 2017

Space is something that everyone values, whether it’s personal space or square footage. The downside is that it comes at a cost (square footage that is), which makes each and every piece of extra space made within your apartment a little victory.

What better way to celebrate the little victories than by making more of them?

We have complied a list of ten different ways that you can create space within your Living in Chico apartment. Each one will help you gain back much needed space. All of them are fairly easy to DIY or buy. 

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Topics: Living in Chico, Living in an Apartment, Rental Living