4 Common Monthly Expenses to Budget Throughout the Year

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monthly expenses

Keeping track of monthly expenses is the key to achieving your financial goals.

There’s a select group of people in our society that doesn’t really have to think about money. For most others, however, it’s the prevailing issue that commands a lot of attention. Living paycheck to paycheck can take a toll on you, but not if you know how to budget.

In this post, we’re going to tell you the 4 most common monthly expenses that you need to budget for throughout the year. If you can maintain and stick to your budget, then you can gradually conquer the money problem.

1. Mortgage/Rent

Keeping a roof over your head is one of the biggest reasons we all have to work. If you’re not budgeting for your monthly rent or mortgage payments, then you’re going to be in trouble fast.

Depending on where you live and what you live in, this could take up more or less of your budget. For instance, if you own a house, your mortgage, property tax, and housing maintenance are going to take up a good chunk of your monthly funds. Renting in Fort Wayne allows you to allocate a larger portion of your funds to other areas.

2. Phone/Internet

Our phone bills are getting more and more expensive since we spend most of the day using them now. On the other hand, no one has a landline anymore, so there’s only one phone bill to worry about. A typical phone plan might be in the $50-80 range per month.

Similarly, your internet bill has increased over the year because we rely more heavily on streaming and things that use more bandwidth. The flip side, again, is that more people are cord-cutting and moving to streaming services, so a big cable bill isn’t a massive expense anymore.

3. Transportation

If you’ve got a car, you open up another world of monthly expenses. Between monthly car payments (if you’re leasing or paying off a car loan), insurance, plates, and gas, you’re looking at several hundred dollars per month. Depending on where you live, a vehicle might be a necessity for getting to and from work or getting groceries.

4. Utilities

Utilities such as electricity and water are two essentials whether you’re living in a house or an apartment. Some apartment communities cover one or both of these for you. Find out which utilities you are responsible for and the average cost per month and add these into your monthly budget.

Taking Control of Your Monthly Expenses

Now that you understand some of the larger expenses you need to budget for you can take control of your monthly expenses. One of the best ways to lower your monthly expenses is to rent an affordable apartment.

Renting at Willow Creek Crossing allows you to focus on saving money instead of spending it. Our apartments have amazing amenities and are located in the heart of Fort Wayne. Contact us today to apply.

New Year, New Apartment: 3 Things to Look for in Your New Apartment Rental

New apartment rental

New apartment rental

Outside, inside and other. Those are the three categories of checklists when considering renting a new apartment. You need checklists when searching for an apartment that suits you. You can use those same checklists when actually viewing the apartment.

Whether you’re hoping to rent an apartment at Willow Creek Crossing, or elsewhere in Fort Wayne, Indiana, these lists will help you get started. 

So, let’s get down to the things to look for when hunting for an apartment.

Outside

  • Location and daily logistics are chief among external factors when choosing a place to rent. How close are the nearest grocery stores or restaurants? What else is nearby?
  • If you work away from home, what will your commute be like? Check the apartment’s proximity to schools, places of worship, the local gym, sports center, or public park.
  • Assess how noisy the immediate surroundings will be. Is the apartment on a busy road or too close to train tracks? Is there a noisy construction site or a large sports stadium nearby?
  • Ask about private parking for your vehicle, if you have one. Spend time on the balcony or other outdoor space attached to the apartment to figure out how noisy your neighbors are likely to be.
  • Take a look at the security arrangements for the building and the community. Where are the mailboxes located? Is the property well lit?
  • What community amenities such as swimming pools and fitness centers are there? Is there a fee to pay in addition to your rental?

Inside

  • On your first visit to an apartment, check for any signs of old leaks and address them. Also look for damp conditions that could cause mold, which could negatively impact your health. A moldy smell in the kitchen, bathroom, or closets is a sign of danger.
  • Check how much storage space you will have and find out if you will have additional secure storage space outside.
  • Confirm which appliances in the apartment are included. Fridges, stoves, and dishwashers often come as standard. Some apartments may also come with clothes washers and dryers. Find out what type of HVAC system there is and what the typical heating bill will be.
  • Does the building have a pet-friendly policy? If you don’t have pets but do have allergies, or are averse to barking dogs, a pet-friendly building might not be for you!

Other New Apartment Rental Tips

  • Check that your lease covers everything, including the landlord’s responsibility for repairs and response times, stipulations regarding the return of your advance deposit upon termination. Check that you can indeed sign a lease for a period of one year, renewable if that is what you want.
  • Check out the organization you will be renting from. Many of them have an online presence, and testimonials from existing and former residents. These things will help you to make a good decision about where you will be living for the foreseeable future.

Give Yourself Time

Using the points in this article, you will likely come up with a long list of must-haves and nice-to-haves for your new apartment rental. Take your time to make sure you get what you want within your budget.

Willow Creek Crossing Apartments understands that everyone has different needs and preferences. Give us a call or contact us to get you one step closer to finding your new apartment.

5 Apartment Resolutions for 2021

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apartment resolutions

It’s time to ring the changes for 2021! With most of us spending more time in our homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a great time to make some apartment resolutions to make the most of your space and get it ready for the new year.

If you’re ready to create a healthy, happy living space, read on for 5 apartment resolutions you should make this year.

1. Deep Winter Clean

It’s winter in Indiana and we normally save our sprucing up for spring, but why not tackle your cleaning now and give your entire apartment a thorough, deep clean so once winter comes you can head outdoors. You’ll also cut down on germs, bacteria, and viruses so you can stay healthy this winter. Tackle one room at a time. The smaller your apartment, the more reason to count your blessings in this regard.

Wipe and polish all surfaces, including windows, and vacuum all floors and soft furnishings, including curtains. The feel-good factor comes from choosing sweet-smelling cleaning products that give everything in the bathroom, and everywhere else, a fresh, sparkly shine.

Once everything is bright and clean, we’re betting that you can think of a couple of 5-minute cleaning resolutions you can live with all year.

2. Light Maintenance – the Hardest of the Apartment Resolutions

Other apartment resolutions could include unclogging your drains. Simple baking soda followed by about a cup of vinegar will do the trick. This will get rid of standing water — and any clogging due to hair — in the shower drain and kitchen sink.

Check the batteries in smoke alarms and change them, tighten loose cabinet hardware, replace burned-out light bulbs, and wipe down refrigerator coils.

3. Revamp Your Interior Decor

Have your potted plants died? Did you grow tomatoes or herbs on your patio or balcony last summer? Set aside a day or two on a weekend to get rid of any dead plants from your indoor and outdoor space and to give some TLC to the plants that are still alive. Purchase some new ones, and a few nice-looking pots for them to brighten up your space.

Look around each room of your apartment and get rid of anything that no longer sparks joy. If you haven’t used it or worn it in over 6 months, it may be time for it to go.

Add a new piece of artwork to the walls, or a new throw on your sofa. Buy or sew new cushion covers. Think of these as apartment therapy resolutions.

4. Change Your Furniture Around

A change is a great way to refresh. It also means that you can reorganize things like bookshelves, and files, and sort out all those piles of paper lurking in a drawer somewhere.

Make the space you have works for you. Which part of the apartment do you seldom use? If there is any area you neglect, think of what you could do to ensure you do utilize that space.

Now is the time to reorganize your entertainment area, workstation, or chill spot. And remember to make it Zoom-friendly this time.

5. Organize Your Finances

Open a savings account and save for a rainy day, or an emergency. Make sure your renter’s insurance is up to date. Set up automatic rent payments and other direct debits.

What’s Next?

Now that you have done all that, you’ll probably have a lot of things to dispose of or give away. The chances are that if you live in an apartment community like Willow Creek Crossing Apartments, you already have a fair idea of who might like the things you’re giving away. If no one you know wants them, take all your second-hand items to your favorite thrift shop.

Keep your 2021 apartment resolutions alive by going through your resolution checklist every three months. If one of your resolutions is to find a new apartment altogether, then please contact us at Willow Creek Crossing first!

Renting (with) Cats and Dogs: Your Guide to Pet Rent

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pet rent

Did you know that about 68% of American households own pets? Because more than half of American households have pets, it’s quite common for people to need to rent an apartment where they can live with their pets. 

If you’re in the process of moving with your pets and need some guidance, you came to the right place. Read on to learn this pet rent guide.

Types of Pets Allowed

If you’re going to rent an apartment and you have pets, it’s important you make sure your pet qualifies. Even if an apartment community says they’re pet friendly, you should read the fine print. Some communities have restrictions on the types of pets they allow in their apartments. 

Each apartment community is different. Due to insurance regulations, some communities may restrict certain breeds of dogs. Aside from having breed restrictions, some communities also have weight limit regulations. For example, some will not allow dogs that are over 20 lbs and may have a limit to the number of pets that you can have in your apartment as well. 

Pre-Approved Pets

If you’re determined to have your pet move into your new apartment with you, it’s important you get the approval of the leasing office. Even if they allow your breed, make sure they’re aware of your pet ahead of time. The last thing you want after moving into an apartment is to find out that there’s a problem with your pet living there. 

Keep in mind that the list of approved pets will only cover your pets. You will need special permission from the leasing manager to pet sit.

Obtain Vaccination Records, Licenses, and Identification

Before your pet moves into your new apartment, the leasing office may also want to keep a copy of your pet’s vaccination records, especially rabies. They will also want you to obtain the proper licenses according to local ordinances. 

It’s important you also get the proper identification such as a microchip or their name and address on their collar in case they get loose in the community. Having your contact information with your pet helps to ensure their safe return. 

Consider Potential Fees

One more thing you need to consider is the potential fees associated with pet rent. While some communities might ask you for a pet deposit, others will charge you monthly pet rent.

Depending on where you live, the apartment community will choose what type of pet fee you will be responsible for. Be sure to ask about pet rent and any other fees before signing a lease.

Follow This Pet Rent Guide

After reading this guide for pet rent, you will be more prepared when choosing a new home for you and your pet. If you’re planning on renting a new apartment with your dog, you should consider the pet fees, obtain the right documentation, and find out the types of pets allowed. 

Are you ready to find your new Fort Wayne apartment? Contact us today for availability.

Apartment Decorating Ideas That Will Keep You & Your Landlord Happy

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apartment decorating ideas

Are you tired of the same old decor in your apartment? Or did you just move into a new place and want to make it feel homier? Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel like home!

There are several ways you can spice up your space without fearing for your security deposit. Apartment decorating ideas should be fun and functional, so you’re getting the best deal from your budget. But, when it comes to decor that makes both you and your landlord happy, it’s hard to know where to start.

Before you shell out tons of money on new apartment decor, make sure they’re landlord-friendly. Anything you’re not sure of, be sure to ask them!

Rugs

Adding rugs to your apartment may be the easiest fix! Rugs instantly add comfort to a room without lots of clutter. Plus, rugs come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s easy to find the that best suits your space and your style!

Most people think rugs are best for hardwood floors or tile. This keeps your feet warm in colder months and prevents slipping. But don’t discount your apartment because it has carpet in every room! Rugs are great on the carpet, too! They still add color to the room while making the place feel cozy.

Larger rugs look great on hard floors while smaller area rugs are best on carpet. Use them to add color and define a living space.

Mirrors

Another apartment decorating idea is to add mirrors! Adding mirrors will instantly elevate your space. This is a great apartment upgrade idea for smaller apartments, too. Mirrors will make your place look bigger and less crowded.

One trendy mirror placement is to put a floor-length mirror in the corner of a room. Make sure each side is touching the wall on either side of the corner. Then, you can add whatever you want to fit your style!

Mirrors take up wall space instead of floor space so you don’t have to worry about losing any space in a room. They also up the lighting in your room. This is great if your space is on the smaller side with few windows or natural lighting. You can grab up some lamps and a mirror to change the mood of your place in minutes!

Multi-Functioning Pieces

Add style and function with furniture and decor that serve multiple purposes. The best example of a multifunctioning piece is storage spaces. Our favorite piece of storage furniture is a boxy shelf. These shelves are rectangular and are divided into squares. You can lay them down or stand them up for extra storage! Plus, you can put your stuff right onto the shelves or add baskets to keep everything streamlined.

Another multi-purpose apartment decor item is a storage ottoman. These pieces are so practical! Ottomans are a living room staple and add extra storage for blankets, remotes, or any small items in your apartment.

Apartment Decorating Ideas

In the end, there are nearly endless ways to incorporate landlord-friendly apartment decor. Apartment decorating ideas are valuable whether you’ve lived in your space for 2 years or 2 days.

8 Father’s Day Gifts That Are Perfect for Apartment Living

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perfect father's day gifts for apartment dads

Your dad has sacrificed a lot in his life to make sure you were comfortable and happy. Repay his hard work and dedication with a Father’s Day gifts that he’ll actually use.

If you’re struggling to come up with a fun or unique gift, then use these eight gifts your father will love.

1. Rayban Sunglasses

Who are you kidding? Every dad could use a little more style in their wardrobe. A fresh pair of Rayban sunglasses are the answer. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, your dad will wear these any chance he gets.

2. Electric Grill

Every dad loves firing up the grill in the summer! While he may not be able to have a charcoal or gas grill at an apartment, electric grills are allowed on patios and balconies.

Give your father the gift of grilling by purchasing an electric grill to make his signature steaks and burgers.

3. Oblio Wireless Charger and Sanitizer

People don’t sanitize their phones nearly enough. With an Oblio wireless charging station, your dad will be able to charge his phone and sanitize it at the same time.

This is one easy way to keep your dad safe during the current pandemic and flu season.

4. Monthly Beer Subscription

Who doesn’t like a refrigerator full of their favorite beer? Keep your dad’s favorite obscure beer in full stock.

He’ll love this gift so much that you’ll probably get a few beers from him when you visit.

5. Watches Make Great Father’s Day Gifts

A watch is a timeless Father’s Day gift and one that your dad will love.

Does your dad run? Buy him a watch that will keep track of his heart rate, running time, and other data. If he’s an avid swimmer, check out some waterproof watches.

There are many styles available and one to suit almost any need.

6. Amazon Echo Show

Give your dad the world at his fingertips with an Echo Show. Now, dad can easily keep track of the latest news and weather, listen to music, watch his favorite shows, listen to podcasts, and keep track of his shopping list. It can even help him with recipes and stay in touch with family and friends.

This is one gift that can do so much.

7. A Digital Photo Frame

Does your dad love to take photos? A digital photo frame will allow him to display all of his favorite photos without having to have multiple frames.

You could even preload the digital frame with photos of the two of you together throughout the years. (You may want to include a box of tissues, too!)

8.  Astronomer’s Telescope

Does your dad always looking up at the stars? A small telescope will allow dad to watch the stars and his favorite constellations and they’re perfectly sized to fit his apartment balcony or patio.

A Father’s Day to Remember

Show your dad appreciation by making this Father’s Day one to remember. He will probably insist on skipping the gifts, but he won’t be disappointed after you pick one of our Father’s Day gift ideas perfect for apartment living.

Make the Most of Your Apartment and Live a Happier Life

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a happier life

The bigger the house, the bigger the problem. You don’t need a McMansion to be happy, but you already knew that didn’t you? You can lead a happier life by being grateful for the things you have, including your cozy apartment. 

Start making the most of what you have with these tips.

1. Change What You Can

While most apartment communities won’t allow you to change things the color of your walls, you can create an environment that shows off your personality and add color.

If your room seems a bit drab, add some throw rugs, pillows, and window coverings to brighten up a room and show off your personality. Plants can also add some personality to your environment and help promote a sense of calm. 

2. Get Rid of the Clutter

Clutter can make a small space seem even smaller. It can also make you feel overwhelmed, making it harder to feel at ease and comfortable in your own home. 

Get inspired by Marie Kondo and get rid of anything that does not bring you joy. If you’ve acquired so many items throughout the years that you’re hanging onto simply just because, it’s time to let go. 

What’s left will be items that mean something to you, and that you’ll want to be surrounded by.

3. Put Your Memories on Display

Some of the items you keep after you declutter will be sentimental items like photographs. Put them on display to showcase your life and the people in it. 

By creating an environment in which you’re surrounded by the things you love, you’ll promote happiness. Just make sure to put different items in different rooms, rather than having it all in one place, so you don’t end up feeling cluttered again. 

4. Encourage Socializing 

Simply being more social can make you happier in your day-to-day. If you enjoy reading, create a book nook and host a book club. If you enjoy card games, have an area set up for a game night. Hosting events either in person or virtually will help you feel more at home and happy in your space. 

5. Focus on the Positives 

One sure-fire way to be happy is to simply choose happiness. Flip those negatives into positives. Consider the things you love about apartment living, like the flexibility to move when you need to, more money in your savings because you didn’t need tens of thousands of dollars for a down payment, and the benefit of not having to spend money on home repairs.  

The Key to a Happier Life Is…

Gratitude. Chances are if you’re not happy in your apartment you wouldn’t be much happier in a big house. The key to a happier life is learning to appreciate what you have and make the most of it. 

So take the time to create a home out of your apartment, think of the reasons why you love your lifestyle and surround yourself with things that make you happy. 

If you’re looking for an apartment to call home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, check out your options here

How to Move Heavy Objects up Stairs and Into Your 2nd Floor Apartment

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move heavy objects up stairs

In the United States, at least 36 million people live in apartments.

If you’re looking for a place to rent and call home, you should consider an apartment. If you already have lived in an apartment or helped someone move into an upstairs apartment, you know how difficult it can be.

One of the most difficult parts of living in an apartment can be to move heavy objects up stairs. Depending on the age and size of your appliances and furniture, they can be very heavy. The older something is, the more common it is for it to be heavy and made of sturdy wood or metal.

Living in an upstairs apartment has many benefits. You have a better view of your surroundings, you don’t have anyone stomping around on your ceiling, and you have more window privacy.

However, one of the most difficult parts of living in an apartment can be to move heavy objects up stairs like beds, sofas, and other furniture.

Save yourself some trouble and read our tips for moving heavy objects up stairs.

Move Heavy Objects up Stairs

If you’re moving into an upstairs apartment, you should know how to move heavy objects up stairs. If you don’t move them in the right way, you risk injury. Around 75% of back injuries occur from lifting. The heavier and more awkward a load is the more risk of injury there is.

If you’re moving into an upstairs apartment, you should know how to move heavy objects up stairs. If moved incorrectly, you risk injury. Around 75% of back injuries occur from lifting. The heavier and more awkward a load is the more risk of injury there is.

Here are techniques and some advice that will prevent you from becoming hurt.

1. Lift With Your Knees

Renting an apartment can be a lot of fun. When you go to move heavy objects up stairs, remember to bend with knee. To get the load up, don’t bend or twist your back. Lower your body and rise up using your legs to push. This will reduce the stress on your back.

2. Keep Loads Centered

If a load is heavy to one end, make sure someone is on that end. Don’t try to control too big a load with only two people. Shifting weight can harm you just as fast as heavyweight will. If the object you are lifting has moving parts, this can be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

3. Team Lift Everything

Don’t try to tough out your move, and it isn’t necessary to do all the heavy lifting yourself. Make sure that you have a friend or roommate that can help you get the heavier objects up the stairs. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from neighbors either. Some things require more than even two people to get up.

4. Keep the Weight Forward

You want the weight forward, but not pulling on you. This means your back should never bend backward while you are carrying something heavy. If it does, you are putting incredible stress on the vertebrae and discs in your back. This can lead to crippling injury if you aren’t careful.

Once You’ve Moved In, Everything Is Okay

If you’re in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and are looking for a place to stay, consider us at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments. We have one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and townhouse apartments ready to go. We offer amenities that you simply won’t get anywhere else.

If you’re in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area and are looking for a place to stay, consider us at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments. We have one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and townhouse apartments and offer amenities that you’ll love.

When you’re moving in, remember to move heavy objects up stairs safely. We don’t want you getting hurt when you should be having the time of your life. You can contact us or apply online. We look forward to seeing you.

Apartment Living Advice: 3 Tips on How to Work From Home Successfully

how to work from home successfully

how to work from home successfully

Working from home has already been becoming a trend in recent years. Remote work has grown by 44% in the last 5 years alone.

The current coronavirus crisis has accelerated this trend and will likely have a huge effect on what doing business looks like even after the lockdowns are lifted.

But working from home, especially if you don’t have space for a dedicated home office, is another type of work experience altogether. Read on for our top tips on how to work from your apartment successfully.

Set a Schedule

You don’t have to keep a rigid schedule, flexibility is one of the benefits of working from home. However, if most people don’t have some kind of guidelines, procrastination will become king and productivity will go out the window.

So, pick your best schedule. Maybe you like sticking with the 9-5 or 7-3 or 10-6. Maybe a few hours in the morning, with a long lunch and a few hours in the evening will work better for you. Some night owls might even find they prefer working after dinner. Regardless, find what works and stick to it and enjoy the ability to take an afternoon off here and there.

Create a Work Space

If you have an extra room to use as a home office, this is ideal. However, many people, particularly apartment dwellers, don’t have an entire room they can dedicate to work. If that’s the case, find a quiet corner in your space where you can set up a desk.

The kitchen table might be okay if you live alone. But if you live with your family or roommates, there will probably be too many distractions as people are in and out all day. Not to mention the snacks in the cupboard will be constantly calling to you.

The bedroom might be a better spot, in that case, but be sure to set up a separate space and don’t work from your bed. Your body and mind need to associate your bed with sleep, not work, or you might find that you won’t be able to turn off at night.

Once you have a good spot, invest in a quality, ergonomic chair, and set up your space as ergonomically as possible to ease the stress on your body.

Set Boundaries

If you live with other people, you need to set boundaries. Without boundaries, you will find yourself being distracted all day and your productivity will tank. Set up work hours during which everyone knows they need to pretend you’re not home.

If you have kids, this might not be fully possible. However, you can still layout rules about what they can and can’t ask you for during your work hours.

Mastering How to Work from Home Successfully

We hope these tips for working remotely help you to learn how to work from home successfully. Whether by choice or due to the coronavirus, working from home is a viable option for many people that saves time and helps them lead happy productive lives.

It’s also a fantastic option for people with a bit of a nomadic spirit. They can easily move to a new apartment when their lease is up without having to think about their commute!

Are you looking for a new apartment in Fort Wayne? Check out our apartments for rent here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments today!

From Bachelor Drab to Bachelor Pad: 5 Renter-Friendly Ways to Update Your Apartment

renter friendly upgrades for your apartment

renter friendly upgrades for your apartment

According to CityLab, over 100 million Americans rent their homes, so finding a rental with all the right accommodations is a cause for celebration.

Whether you’re living with your family, or you’re a young bachelor, choosing renter-friendly upgrades for your apartment might be necessary, at some point.

Are you ready to upgrade your apartment? Check out these tips to take your apartment from so-so to whoa.

Renter-Friendly Upgrades for Your Apartment

Apartment living is great and has many benefits. Make your apartment your own with a few apartment upgrades.

Before changing the appearance of your apartment, please speak with the landlord or property manager. Altering the look of your unit without permission might cost you the security deposit. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

1. Spruce Up the Bathroom

When decorating an apartment, many people don’t think about decorating the bathroom, but this room needs a little love too. Modern bathrooms exude the look and feel of a spa. When you walk in there, the sense of relaxation should overflow.

To achieve a new look in your apartment, buy a new shower curtain, hang up wall art, or use different color towels. It’s interesting how changing small details can make a significant impact.

2. Decorate the Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of a home. Update the kitchen with removable backsplash tiles to revive the sink area.

Place decorative storage containers in your cabinets or on the counters and hang decorative kitchen towels. Set a bowl of your favorite snack as the centerpiece of your table.

Colorful appliances such as coffee makers and toasters also help dress up a kitchen.

3. Organize The Closets

Organizing your closets is perfect for getting the most usage out of a room. Choosing the right storage bins, hooks, or hangers is exciting and gratifying.

Setting your clothing, accessories, and shoes into a designated area helps maintain order and quick retrieval of an item. To whip your closet into shape try bins and baskets for hats, pajamas, scarves, gloves, handbags, or belts.

Use hangers for professional and easily wrinkle tops, pants, and skirts. Consider hanging shoes by hooks on the inside of the closet door to free up floor space.

A well-organized closet shows maturity and dedication.

4. Revamp Your Floors

For many apartments, carpet is the standard as it absorbs sound. If your carpet is looking a little drab, give it a deep cleaning to keep it looking fresh.

Afterward, try adding some spice with area rugs. Mix and match the textures of the area rugs with your decorative pillows for a more pleasing look.

5. Awaken The Countertops

Countertops do more than provide space for chopping vegetables and preparing meals. They pull together the look of your cabinets, backsplash, and flooring.

Let your kitchen counter reflect your personality with a colorful cutting board, cookie jar, a glass canister, or crock-pot.

Personalized items are popular too. Get your name or initials on a knife block and cutlery set.

Whatever you choose to display, make sure it captures your style.

Sign A Lease

As you can see, renter-friendly upgrades for an apartment don’t have to break your bank. All the options discussed are affordable and won’t take long to do.

If you’re ready for a new apartment, search our website for more information and contact us to schedule a tour.