Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to make sure that your apartment patio or balcony is ready for anything. When cleaning, we typically focus so much of attention on the inside of our Chico apartments that we completely forget the hidden potential that our patios and balconies have. Once you washed off all nastiness that comes with rain, wind, and the shedding of spring, use these tips to get your balcony or patio ready for summer!
In the dry dusty Chico summers our cars start looking bad pretty quick. Living in an apartment usually means you don't have a driveway and hose available to be able to wash your own car. You can always take your car to one of the many car wash places in town, but the quality can vary and some of them get pretty expensive. Some people just really like washing their own car, whether it's because they do a better job getting all the details clean or they just enjoy working outside.
So what are your options?
Apartment searching can be a difficult process and searching for a new apartment out of town can be downright stressful. The newspaper and Craigslist can only give you so much information which can lead to uninformed decisions, regrets, and moving to iffy apartments.
Thankfully, here at Hignell Rentals, we make apartment searching easier. Keep on reading if you're in a long distance apartment hunt and moving to Chico, California.
You never plan for a fire to break out in your apartment or someone to break into your apartment and steal your things. It's for that reason alone that Renter's Insurance exists!
Unlike car insurance, renter's insurance is optional when you move into your Chico apartment, but it's highly recommended. You gain a confidence that even if things went completely haywire, you'd still be able to breath and receive compensation for your loss.
You also get to gain back control and stability during the crisis without breaking the bank every month. Here are just a few things that renter's insurance can cover for you.
To live alone or to not live alone, that is the question. The idea of living alone sounds so peaceful. You don’t have to ask anyone if they would turn the TV down when you are reading in your room. You don’t have to check to see if the bathroom is free when you decide you want to shower. You also don’t have to double check if it’s okay to have friends over on a “school” night.
You can race from one part of town to another – and hopefully you won't get stuck in rush-hour traffic.
You can take notes and photos – and hopefully you won't forget to ask or record something along the way.
And you can “drill down” and start comparing and contrasting apartments in Chico – and hopefully the one you really want isn't gone by the time you make your final choice.
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.
You’ve moved into your new place and everything is basically unpacked, so it’s time for a much needed break. You sit on your couch and try to pull up the next episode in your current binge watching pleasure on Netflix. That’s when you realize that while everything is pretty much unpacked, you didn’t get your cable or internet hooked up.
If there's one thing Chico, CA is famous for, it’s our incredibly hot summer weather. And although the heat compliments our outdoor adventurous spirit, lush park, and beautiful rivers, it can make moving a bit more challenging. Moving can be a daunting task under the easiest of conditions…add in hot summer days and quarantine, and you might find yourself sizzling with frustration.
Don’t let the Chico summer get the best of you.
Below are some helpful tips and tricks to battle the heat while you move into your new Chico apartment.
When living in Chico apartments, it's important to be mindful that you have others living in close proximity and that respectful pet etiquette is necessary. Especially during quarantine!
Having neighbors can be fun as it builds a sense of community and, when quarantine is over, a social benefit for apartment living.
Yet, living so close to others can sometimes be less than desirable, especially when there are unexplained noises coming from above, below, or through your bedroom wall....ahem barking puppy, quiet please!