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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

Tips for Moving to a Chico Apartment During Hot Summer Months

Posted by Serene Skiffington

May 26, 2017

If there's one thing Chico, CA is famous for, it’s our incredibly hot summer weather. And although the heat compliments our outdoor adventurous spirit, lush park, and beautiful rivers, it can make moving a bit more challenging. Moving can be a daunting task under the easiest of conditions…add in hot summer days and you might find yourself sizzling with frustration. 

Don’t let the Chico summer get the best of you.

Below are some helpful tips and tricks to battle the heat while you move into your new Chico apartment.

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

Move into a Chico Apartment and Live Happily Ever After

Posted by Serene Skiffington

May 24, 2017


Once upon a time, there lived an unhappy resident, locked away in an apartment she hated. Then one day, along came a brave knight to save her from rental doom. The knight reached through the bars of her window to hand her a single piece of paper. Written on the paper was a name that would solve all her problems:

The unhappy resident went straight to the site. She searched and she toured, to find an apartment just right. She moved right away into a Living in Chico Apartment, and spent all her days filled with sunshine and laughter. Thanks to the brave knight, she lived happily ever after.

Are you looking for a happy ending to your apartment search in Chico?

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Topics: Rental Living, Finding an Apartment, Amenities

Tips for Surviving Grad Weekend While Living in Chico

Posted by Kaitie Franklin

May 19, 2017

We know that Chico State graduation weekend can be quite the frenzy with families visiting and seemingly nonstop festivities, but this is a special time for those seniors who are bringing the college chapter of their lives to a close. Living in Chico means supporting the students as they support the town’s economy especially when the parents are in town. With this year’s ceremonies coming up on May 18th through 21st, we wanted to give some tips to help the locals out as they go about their weekend.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Community Support

Last Minute Move? Search and Tour Apartments in Chico Long Distance

Posted by Serene Skiffington

May 17, 2017

If you have found yourself facing the task of a last-minute move to Chico, CA, we have just the right resources to help you out. Not only do we offer great insight into the culture and community, our interactive website provides videos of featured apartments in Chico so that you can tour the layout, landscaping, common areas and more. We understand the stress that comes with choosing the right apartment, especially when you’re searching long distance offsite with little time to decide.

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Topics: Finding an Apartment, Moving

Why One Family Chooses Rental Living Over Owning a Home

Posted by Living In Chico Team

May 13, 2017

When you get to a certain stage in life – usually after getting married but before having kids – you start thinking about buying a home. At least, it feels like the logical next step because everyone around you seems to be buying a home. If the topic comes up in conversation, and you mention you rent, you either get the look of disapproval or the condescending “oh, that’s nice if that works for your family” response. Is there something wrong with renting living?

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Topics: Rental Living