November 14, 2018
So, you decided to host a few friends at your apartment in Chico for Thanksgiving, huh? No big deal, you'll make the turkey, they'll bring some sides and keep it low key.
But wait - SURPRISE! Mom and Dad have decided to visit you for Thanksgiving and they’re bringing Grandma too. All of a sudden your simple Thanksgiving dinner has turned into an all out party. So, how do you host Thanksgiving dinner in a small living space?
While our blog posts mainly focus on Living in Chico rental properties and all the things you can do within them, it’s always fun to post about actually living in Chico. Downtown Chico always has something to offer, whether it’s shopping to support local business, eating at fabulous restaurants, or attending annual events like Slice of Chico.
When it comes to rental living the person you'll deal with the most is generally the complex's apartment manager. Understanding the apartment manager's role will help you have a much better rental living experience.
The manager is the resident's representative and is in charge of the day to day operations of the entire community.
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.
Now that the nice weather has arrived, it's time to open all the windows and start airing out your apartment. You can create even more space to breathe by doing some thorough spring cleaning. The key to truly enjoyable rental living is utilizing the space you have to the fullest and being as clutter-free as possible. That can be easily accomplished with a few simple spring cleaning tips.
February 28, 2018
Wait, was that rain we saw or were we imagining it? If it did rain, it sadly isn't forecasted to stick around. Though at this point, we will welcome any and all rain that shows up! Although when it does, the rain it brings with it the inability for outside activities – except for puddle jumping of course! According to Punxsutawney Phil, there is still 2-3 weeks left of winter so there is a possibility of more rain in the near future (here's hoping). While there has been very little rain this season, people have been stuck at home fighting off the flu for the last 2 or 3 months that then turns into a cold. So whether you’re stuck inside your apartments in Chico California to stay dry from rain or because you’re just trying to fight off the flu or a cold, we’ve got some ideas for you to bide the time. Hint: we have more ideas than just binge-watching on Netflix, although that is a solid idea if you want to go that route.
If you want to be productive…
If you’re bad at being sick, meaning you refuse to actually acknowledge you’re sick and need to feel like you’re accomplishing something, start organizing. This is a great time to clean out your closet, go through old photos, sort the mail, or just re-organize the kitchen cupboards to be more efficient. Organize your to-do list by energy level to help you get things done while feeling under the weather or stuck inside because of bad weather.
December 22, 2017
Most of us know what to do in an emergency situation, call 9-1-1, but when you’re in an unusual apartment living situation do you know what’s NOT considered an emergency? In other words, do you know when to disturb the REM cycle of your apartment manager and when it’s up to you to put on your adulting hat and troubleshoot? The following scenarios should be insightful for you!
October 18, 2017
Can you think of a good reason why you wouldn’t want to rent? I’m sure there are some, but for many people the ease of renting is THE reason they choose to rent Living in Chico rental properties. What do we mean? We can think of three main reasons why people consider renting to be a good and easy way of living.
Spring has sprung and there’s no ignoring the bright sunshine, flurry of activities, and even allergies surrounding the apartments in Chico California. It’s time to pull out your tank tops and flip flops and take advantage of all that living in Chico has to offer. Start by practicing your kite flying!
3 Steps to Figuring Out the Budget for Your First Apartment
Everyone cringes at the dreaded ‘B’ word: Budget. Before you even begin searching for Chico apartments you need to know how much you can afford to pay for monthly expenses.
Here are the materials you’ll need: pencil with eraser, paper, calculator, paycheck stub, and at least a small dose of reality.
Okay, now at the top of your paper write “MY FIRST APARTMENT BUDGET” in big letters. Good. Now it’s time to crunch some numbers.