Master the Art of "Garage Sailing" to Furnish Your Chico Apartment

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 06, 2018

Garage Sailing (attending garage sales) is an art. Just like sailing a ship, you have to have a plan, set your course, and have a keen eye to arrive home with a catch you can be proud of. Garage Sailing is not without its perils. The suburban seas can be treacherous. Learn how to navigate the dangers of these waters to furnish your Chico apartment on a budget.

Furnishing your apartment can get expensive, especially if it's your first one and you're starting from scratch. The best way to completely furnish your apartment on a modest budget is to find hidden gems at garage sales. Look for items that suit your needs. For furniture, focus your attention on the form and sturdiness of an item, not so much on the color. If the color doesn't fit your style, don't worry, you would be surprised what a few cans of spray paint can do.

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, My First Apartment

Rental Living Tips: Understanding the Role of the Apartment Manager

Posted by Paige Gilbert

May 30, 2018

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.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, My First Apartment

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

My First Apartment: What to Pay Attention to During the Walk-Through

Posted by Ben Olberg

April 03, 2018

When you are moving into your first apartment you are probably really excited about it. You're thinking "This is my first apartment, I just want to get moved in now!" However, you need to take things slow on signing the lease and moving in, to make sure and protect yourself in the long run. Here's a checklist to make sure you pay attention to all the right stuff on your walk-through before you move in.

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Topics: Moving, My First Apartment

My First Apartment Checklist: 5 Things To Evaluate Before Moving In

Posted by Living In Chico Team

January 05, 2018

If You Want Your First Apartment To Be Home Sweet Home Read Through This "My First Apartment Checklist."

Having never gone through the first apartment process before, you’re probably wondering where to start. Well, if you’re reading this blog then you're in the right place because for the next few weeks we’ll be focusing on the 5 most important things you want to make sure you do before moving into your first apartment.

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Topics: Apartment Living, My First Apartment

My First Apartment Checklist: Who to Call First in an Emergency

Posted by Jenna Redman

December 20, 2017

Moving into your first apartment can be an amazing experience. There are so many things you get to do now that you are on your own! 

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Topics: My First Apartment, Safety

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

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

The Basics for Understanding Common Leases for Chico Apartments

Posted by Jessica Miley

December 23, 2016

It's an exciting moment when you get the call saying that your apartment application has been approved and you get to start the process of moving in. You'll go to the apartment complex and meet with the manager and then begin to go over the lease and other paper that's required for review and/or signature.

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Topics: Finding an Apartment, My First Apartment

My First Apartment Checklist: Budget for Chico Apartments

Posted by Paige Gilbert

July 29, 2015

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.

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Topics: Apartment Living, My First Apartment

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