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My First Apartment Checklist: Budget for Apartment Living

September 30, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

Everyone cringes at the dreaded ‘B’ word: Budget. Before you even begin searching for apartments in Chico, Redding or the surrounding areas in Northern California, you need to know how much you can afford to pay for monthly expenses.

Here are the materials you’ll need: either a pencil and paper OR open up a spreadsheet or Word document on your computer, a paycheck stub, and at least a small dose of reality.

At the top write “MY FIRST APARTMENT BUDGET” in big letters. Good. Now it’s time to crunch some numbers.

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Best Pumpkin Patches in Chico - Fall 2022

September 27, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

The first day of October is just days away, which means its time for pumpkin patches! 

To make your life easier this harvest season, we did a little Bibbidi-bobbidi-bo magic and found all the patches in the Chico area that are open this year!

Now it's time for you to take a trip and find your own magical pumpkin to proudly display in your apartment. 

Below is a list of the 5 best Pumpkin Patches to visit in and around Chico, CA this fall:

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Moving into a Chico Apartment? Creative Tips for Unwanted Items!

September 23, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

From the awkward hand-me-down furniture your grandma gave you, to the stray pencils in your junk drawer, the unwanted items that don’t make the cut for your new apartment in Chico seem to pile up.

As you stare at the mountain of clothes you own, the overfilled pantry full of canned goods, or the junk piled in the closet, all of those moments where you put off sorting for donations have come back to haunt you. Faced with the task of deciding what stays and what goes for every little thing can be overwhelming during your moving process. And although you may be tempted to take the easy way out, think of the positive impact you create by recycling, disposing, donating or even selling your unwanted items. 

Read below for some creative and responsible ways to get rid of that flower print couch from the 70’s or the six bags of clothes you still have from high school.

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How Do I Even Rent Apartments in Chico California?

September 20, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

If you're new to renting, it can seem like a daunting process. The paperwork, the money, the waitlists­…so many things that you have to keep track of all while trying to find where you're going to live next. Here are a few of the common things you'll need to know to be considered to live in the apartments in Chico that you apply for. 

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Pumpkin Spice Splendor: 9 Fall Recipes for Your Chico Apartment

September 16, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the Pumpkin Spice season. 

While we may be in the middle of the PSL season, true holiday baking has yet to really hit. With Halloween right around the corner and Thanksgiving on its coat tails it's time to brace yourself for pumpkins galore and a sugary round of holiday baking. 

To make sure you continue to celebrate the season right, we have found 9 pumpkin recipes for your Chico apartment that will make you wish it was fall, all year long!

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Fall Decorating with Hignell Rentals [Part 3]

September 13, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

Congratulations! You made it to the third and final part of the fall decorating blog series to help give you the tips and tricks you need to update your apartment. You learned about color palettes in part one, and using pumpkins tastefully in part two. Now you will learn about other ways to add accents to your apartment space. 

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Fall Decorating with Hignell Rentals [Part 2]

September 9, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

When it comes to decorating your apartment for the fall, there are just too many tips and tricks that need to be mentioned. That’s why we created not just one but three different blogs dedicated to helping you dress up your home like the fall colors that will soon be showing up outside your window.

If you didn’t get to read our first one on the right kinds of color palettes, no worries! Just click here (but make sure to come back to this one)! In part two of this series we are giving you some fun ideas for making the ordinary pumpkin not so ordinary. So make sure you put those cute little pumpkins on your fall shopping list, because they are the best kinds of accents to represent fall.

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Fall Decorating with Hignell Rentals [Part 1]

September 6, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

Chico and Redding are incredible places to witness the changing of seasons, and fortunately for us Autumn is almost here. Yes, the time has almost come for warm stews, steaming coffees, walks in the crisp air, leaves turning from green to blazing colors of red, yellow and orange, and a shift in your home from summery fun to fall relaxation.

Interior design can be difficult in an apartment, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy all aspects of living in Chico or Redding in the fall. That’s why we have created a three-part blog series just for you when it comes to decorating for fall. Take a look at our first of the three blogs below which is all about knowing the right color palette and placements within your home!

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Check Out Our Sports Amenities at Hignell Rentals

September 2, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

Here in Chico, we have beautiful weather roughly 75% of the year. It's hot right now, and yes our winters can get a little chilly on rainy days...but Hignell Rentals has you covered with great sports amenities for any season!

We have gorgeous Bidwell Park in town but wouldn’t it be nice if you had something fun to do in your apartment complex? You're in luck! Our complexes have great amenities that will satisfy any sports enthusiast.

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Apartments Living Tips to Get Your Deposit Back

August 30, 2022 / by Hignell Rentals Team

Your apartment is empty because you just spent the weekend moving every box and belonging you have. Now it's time to make sure that you do everything you can to get your deposit back.

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Hignell Rentals is Your Home for Northern California Rentals.

At Hignell Rentals we have been maintaining and renting properties in the North State since 1970. We value relationships and caring communities, honoring and encouraging one another, unwavering integrity, uncommon generosity, and growth and innovation. We strive to provide our residents with a quality living environment across the North State in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville and surrounding areas.