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8 Ways to Reduce Apartment Living Costs

Posted by Living In Chico Team

May 16, 2018

Are you looking to reduce your apartment living expenses? Sometimes a few little things make a big difference. It doesn’t take much to cut back costs. The hardest part is staying consistent with the methods used below. Try it out for a month and you just might see a difference in your bills. The more you apply these money saving suggestions the more you’ll save. Here are 8 ways you can start reducing your monthly expenses with some simple changes.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Living in an Apartment, Budget Tips

Tips for Surviving Grad Weekend While Living in Chico

Posted by Living In Chico Team

May 11, 2018

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 20th, 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

Upgrade Your Mattress for Healthier Apartment Living

Posted by Jenna Redman

May 09, 2018

You’ve been told since you were a baby that a good night’s sleep does you wonders. Ever wonder if that was true or if your parents just wanted the advantage of quiet apartment living after 7pm? Good news, even though your parents probably enjoyed some quiet time after you went to sleep, getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy body.

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Topics: Apartment Living

May - June Events in Chico

Posted by Ben Olberg

May 04, 2018

May and June are two of the best months when you're living in Chico. The sun is out but it's not too hot just yet. So get out and do something! Music, food and fun are plentiful from the downtown farmers markets to free concerts. We pulled together a selection of fun events in Chico, and if you are a resident of a Living In Chico property, there are a select group of exclusive events at the bottom of this post. Check 'em out!


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Topics: Living in Chico, Summer Activities in Chico

Dealing With Springtime Allergies When Living in Chico

Posted by Paige Gilbert

May 02, 2018

Whether you’ve lived in Chico for 10 years, 10 days or 10 minutes, you’ll experience allergies like you never have before. Why? Maybe it’s because rumor has it our city’s founder, John Bidwell, had a thing for trees and planted just about every kind of tree he could get his hands on. Allergies living in Chico are inevitable. But all is not lost! There are some things you can do to help cope with your seasonal allergies. 

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Topics: Living in Chico, Spring in Chico

Local Apartments Near Farmers Markets

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 27, 2018

One of the best things about living in Chico is that it has some of the best farmers markets around. The abundance of the fertile Northern California valley is clear when you walk through the farmers market and see the huge variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains grown in this region. Grocery stores are convenient, but there is something special about a farmers market.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Things to Do

My First Apartment: Tips for Doing Your Own Laundry

Posted by Jenna Redman

April 25, 2018

When you live at home you have the awesome bonus of usually having one of your parents do your laundry for you. Moving out and into your first apartment means no more parents doing laundry for you -- time to learn how to do it all on your own.

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Topics: My First Apartment, Cleaning Tips

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

Apartment Living Tips for Scrubbing Your Bathroom Tub & Toilet

Posted by Jenna Redman

April 18, 2018

It’s a strange thought that the process of cleaning yourself essentially makes a place dirty, usually this is reserved for places like your dishwasher or washer and dryer.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Cleaning Tips

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