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11 Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating

Mar 4, 2021 3:56:57 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Decorating your home should be fun! You're getting to pick out pieces that represent you as a person. 

However, when decorating there are a few things you should avoid altogether in order to help your space look the best that it can be. Here are some the biggest decorating mistakes. 

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Tips To Cut Down Your Utility Costs While Working From Home

Feb 23, 2021 5:08:56 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Working from home has its ups and downs. The upside is that your commute time has decreased to being non-existent and your boss isn’t getting upset with you for wearing the same sweatpants 5 days in a row. You also get your full 30 minutes or an hour lunch time without having to factor in any drive time.

However, the downside is the energy and utilities your company was paying for now adds to your home monthly utility bills. You may not have thought much about it until you saw your utility bills for the month. Yet, you have to work and currently you can only work from home so what can you do?  

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How To Soundproof Your Apartment Without Damaging It

Feb 18, 2021 12:20:07 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

There are so many perks to apartment living, but sharing a wall with your neighbors usually doesn't make the list (unless you are best friends with them).

It's a silent understanding that you won't always find peace and quiet within your apartment, but you will find it at certain times of the day. Yet with everyone working from home nowadays those moments of peace and quiet can be found few and far between. While thinking of how to solve this noise level, you've probably began searching how to soundproof your apartment, but we can almost guarantee they aren't all damage proof. 

Renting an apartment requires you to think extra hard about any changes you want to make throughout the place as you'll have to undo it when you move out. If they can't easily be removed or evidence is left behind you'll get charge for the amount it costs to get the apartment back to it's former look. Essentially you're waving goodbye to the security deposit you were hoping to get back one day. 

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5 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Apartment Location

Feb 16, 2021 2:01:22 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Looking for a new apartment can be a tad overwhelming when you have an entire city full of options. Is there an easier way to narrow down your options before even looking at all the apartments?

There is! All you need to do is ask yourself the following questions.

#1 What Parts of The City Do You Like?

When looking for an apartment, it’s important to begin looking in the parts of your city that you like spending time in. Do you spend all your time on the South side of town? Then maybe looking at apartments on the North side isn’t ideal and vice versa!

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What Types of Pets Are Acceptable In Your Apartment Rental?

Feb 11, 2021 11:05:38 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Everyone wants an adorable pet that is fluffy and cuddly! They are loyal, offer unconditional love, and always ready to spend time with you. They become a large part of our lives and we can’t imagine living without them.

That’s why if you’re thinking about getting a pet while living in an apartment, or already have a pet and thinking about moving into a new apartment, you need to know about apartment friendly breeds.

Important Note: For Hignell Rentals apartments that accept pets, you are only allowed a dog, cat, fish, or bird and they should weigh 30lbs or under.

Outside of Hignell Rentals, each apartment complex will have their own pet policies. Make sure you talk with the apartment or rental manager before getting a pet to ensure you’ll be able to move in with your pet or get the pet you desire!

Here's a list of just some of the pets that are good for apartment living!

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Tips On Furnishing Your Apartment

Feb 9, 2021 10:35:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Furnishing your apartment can be a bit overwhelming, especially when it’s your first apartment!

It can be easy to let the idea of furnishing and decorating your apartment stress you out, but don't let it. We all want to get it right straight out of the gate, but good furniture and décor can take time and thought. But don't forget to make the process fun and enjoyable! You are slowly transitioning your little home into something that expresses how you live and love life.

To help you figure out the best way to furnish and decorate your apartment we found several articles that will help you get a plan and then decide which pieces to start with!

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Roommate Etiquette Now That You're Both Home All The Time

Feb 4, 2021 8:52:25 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living with good roommates can be tricky but living with bad roommates can cause all sorts of tension and take a toll. Which is why we find it important to interview your potential roommate before signing a lease with them.

But even if you did interview them before becoming official roommates, things have changed. With everyone suddenly working from home, roommate etiquette isn't as cut and dry as it once was. 

You no longer just have to see them in the morning when you're both on your way to work or in the evenings when you cross paths in the hallway. Now you see each other all day every day and on top of all the normal roommate things, you're now having to deal with making sure both of you are staying COVID safe. 

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Working From Home Effectively And Efficiently

Feb 3, 2021 10:43:20 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While we all hoped to be back in the office by this point in time, it doesn’t look like we're going to be anytime soon. Therefore, having a workday plan that makes working from home effective and efficient is important as ever!

It can be hard when you don’t leave your house to get out of “home” mode and into “office” mode. Which is why we put together a list of eight things to do that help make it seem as if you left home and are in the office (if only mentally!).

Maintain Regular Work Hours

When working from home, it’s important that you do everything you can to keep your regular office hours. This will help you keep your mind and body on track of when you are at “work” and when you are at “home.” While the idea of sleeping in till 10am sounds great, it means you have to work till 7pm when others are off work and wanting to catch up on the latest Netflix binge.

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What To Do If Your Roommate Gets COVID

Jan 29, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

You’re doing all you can to not get COVID. You keep your distance when you go out. You wear your mask every time you come in contact with someone you don’t live with. When you hear someone has a “cold” but is still game for hanging out you shut them down.

Unfortunately, all your hard work hasn’t stopped your roommate from contracting COVID. Even though you don’t COVID, what does it mean for you? People have said that if someone you live with has COVID you essentially have it as well, but is that true? Is there a way to avoid contracting it as well? Do you have to stay home and be quarantined just like them? How do you navigate shared spaces?

The National Public Radio wrote an entire article that answers all the questions above and more! Read below to get your questions answered.

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1661 Forest Avenue Clubhouse Remodeled

Jan 28, 2021 9:13:52 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While 2020 brought its challenges, it also presented us with new opportunities.

It allowed us to invite our maintenance and construction department, Experts In Your Home, to completely remodel one of our apartment complex's clubhouse. 

The clubhouse at 1661 Forest Avenue is used by our residents for gatherings, Caring Community events, along with giving our residents the ability to rent it out and host everything from retirement parties or baby showers!

Continue reading to find out which areas were remodel and to see before and after shots.

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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.