“There’s nothing I like better than going to my apartment, closing the door, cooking my little dinner for one and just tuning out. My apartment really is my haven. It’s a nest where I go to heal,” said Tim Gunn. Gunn is right. Your home should be a comforting place of respite. But with the cost of apartments rising (around 15% since just 2009!) it’s more important that ever to prioritize your wish list when you are on the apartment hunt. Below are some considerations for you to find apartment rentals of your dreams. Feng shui for apartment living is key.
Consider what your magic touch can do.
So maybe you are considering moving to an apartment that is very small? Feng shui will be important when you put your apartment together. You can use all kinds of screens, like plants or book shelves, that you can use to break up your studio or small apartment. In feng shui the door is called the chi, or universal energy, and in a tiny apartment it is even more important that you keep a clear, open entry near the chi.
There is no dumb question during a tour.
Don’t stop at the modern apartment living rooms! The model apartment may look really nice but you have to ask the hard questions. Always visit an apartment and take a tour before you sign a lease. See if you can surreptitiously run into another tenant. Ask about the water pressure, the noise level, how management takes feedback.
Does the apartment make room for all your precious belongings?
I’m talking about your pets! Some beautiful apartment homes won’t accept your furry friends. To find apartment rentals that do, try using an app that lets you select pet friendly only. Many people pay pet rent and it ranges from $10 to $50 per month. Can you afford that? Your rent should run you about 30% to 33% of your income.
You deserve an apartment where you can really kick up your feet and not stress your purse strings. Take yours, ask questions, do research and be intentional about every piece of furniture or bit of apartment decorating that you plan to do. That way you can live within your monetary and special means. For more, read this link.