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Top 10 Greatest Tips for Moving in Northern California

Mar 28, 2019 6:44:12 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

It’s time to start preparing for your move, and because you’re a strategist, you approach your plan like a game of chess.

To aid you in your pursuit of total domination, there are 10 tips to live by if you’d like to checkmate your moving experience. Think of all the boxes in your house as the pieces on your chess board, and this guide from Lifehacker.com as your tip sheet to victory.

King, queen, rook, bishop, knight, and pawn, it’s time to get your moving mission on!

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Not-So-Ordinary Organizing Ideas for Apartment Living

Mar 14, 2019 2:22:00 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The New Year brings a renewed desire for many people to get organized. Clear out the clutter, clean out the closet, and then keep it that way! You’re probably familiar with the same old ideas when it comes to getting organized in small spaces like apartments in Chico or Redding - purging your closet, reorganizing the pantry, or tossing old toys.

But sometimes these projects seem grandiose, time consuming, and end up overwhelming you so they don’t get tackled at all. There are some quick things you can do right now that will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something so you’ll be more inclined to take a bigger project head on. 

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My First Apartment Checklist: Budget for Apartment Living

Mar 14, 2019 2:04:40 PM / 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: pencil with eraser, paper, calculator, paycheck stub, and at least a small dose of reality.

St 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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Fun Night Out Ideas for Couples (or Anyone!)

Sep 7, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

There's no shortage of things to do in Chico, whether you want to take a hike in Upper Bidwell Park or go window shopping downtown. Yet, like most people, when we have a long list of things we can do with our friends and loved ones we tend to forget about the simplistic activities that also bring us a sense of happiness.

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Where to Kayak Near Chico

Aug 28, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Looking for places to kayak near Chico? We have a short list of the best spots to check out. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a recreational novice, there are options for all. Check 'em out and let us know in the comments what your favorite kayak spot is!

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Day Trips for Every Chicoan

Aug 28, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Chico is a wonderful little town to call home, but even this smoke can make the most dedicated Chicoan want to get out for just a little while. With the smoke continuing to permeate the air, weekend getaways and even day drips are becoming more and more popular. 

The question is what activities or places to visit on a Saturday or Sunday will make the several hours in the car worth it? If you aren’t sure what sounds like fun how can you even search for it? No need to ponder what your next day trip should be, we’ve got a long list for you to choose from.

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Protect Your Car In Your Apartment Parking Lot

Jul 20, 2018 2:48:00 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

According to the California Highway Patrol there were 175,351 vehicles stolen in California in 2017. That's a value of approximately $1.3 billion. That doesn't even include the thousands of car break-ins where thieves just smash and grab cellphones and other items left visible in cars. San Francisco is having a car break-in epidemic, with almost 30,000 vehicle break-ins recorded last year.

So how do you keep your ride safe from would-be thieves in your Chico and Redding apartments? Follow these simple rules to drastically reduce your risk...

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Rental Living Tips: Understanding the Role of the Apartment Manager

May 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

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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What to Do About Transients Near Your Chico Apartment Complex

May 23, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

It's no secret that Chico, like many cities is dealing with a homelessness problem. This is a multi-faceted issue that involves everything from mental health, to the local economy and unemployment, to substance abuse. The 2017 Homeless Point In Time Census & Survey Report estimates that around 0.88% of Butte County residents do not have a home. That's close to 2,000 people. The transient population in Chico is being hotly debated in the city council right now and views on how to help solve this problem vary greatly. Regardless of where you fall on the issue, it can be surprising to find that transients are regularly hanging out near your Chico apartment. So what do you do?

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8 Ways to Reduce Apartment Living Costs

May 16, 2018 9:18:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Are you looking to reduce your apartment living expenses? Sometimes a few little things make a big difference. It doesn’t take much to cut back costs. The hardest part is staying consistent with the methods used below. Try it out for a month and you just might see a difference in your bills. The more you apply these money saving suggestions the more you’ll save. Here are 8 ways you can start reducing your monthly expenses with some simple changes.

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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.