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Pros and Cons of Using Moving Services When Relocating Apartments

Sep 15, 2021 3:01:01 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

If you’re getting ready to move into apartments in Chico California you will have to decide how to get your belongs from point A to point B. Your decision will depend a lot on your personal preferences, your budget, and the distance that you’re moving. Here are some pros and cons for you to consider when it comes to different types of moving services.

Full Service Moving Company


The movers will do everything for you so there is no effort on your part. They even pack up your belongs for you. Since they are experts at this, they will be way faster than you would be. If the thought of packing, loading and unloading is overwhelming to you, then using a full service moving company will allow you to relax and not have the added stress that comes with moving.

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Why You Might Be Hesitant to Move into Apartments in Chico California

Aug 19, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

There are some great perks to living in apartments in Chico California, but there can be some drawbacks too. The thing is, most people psyche themselves up about apartment living because of preconceived notions they’ve heard or read about, horror stories friends share with them, or because they haven’t experienced apartments in Chico California first hand.

There are always two sides to every situation. Below are the common complaints you might have heard about apartment living and our take on how to deal with them when you start searching for apartment for rent.
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Hignell Rentals Brings You the Next Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Aug 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Think about everything that you use in a day that makes your life easier. We drive our cars to work after we grab our coffee from the coffee maker and even use a lint roller on our outfit to make it look perfect.

Everywhere we look we have inventions that make our lives easier. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource to help make your rental experience easier?

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Safely Set Up Your Electronic Entertainment in Your Rental Property

Aug 17, 2021 1:01:37 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Setting up your home entertainment system is exciting. When you get a new TV or upgrade your game console you can’t wait to patch it all together.

But as you plug more and more electronics into that single wall outlet you start to wonder, “Is there a limit to how many devices I can plug into this? That’s what power strips are for, right?”  Hold on! The power from a single electrical outlet is not an unlimited resource and it can be dangerous to overload it. Find out how to avoid tripping breakers or causing electrical fires by reading these tips.

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Organizing Tips to Get More Space Out of Your Apartment

Aug 4, 2021 2:57:24 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When searching for an apartment in Chico or Redding, we all have the same problem - we want more space. While some apartments are more spacious than others, you most likely aren’t going to get it until you move into a house.

Don't let that discourage you though! Even if you can't add more square footage you can still maximize the space you have. Use these clever ideas below to help grow your storage space without moving to a new apartment. 

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Get to Know the Apartment Neighbors Near You

Jul 29, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

One of the great things about living in an apartment is that you always have people around you to look out for you. Although if you’re a cynic, you may be thinking that always having people around only causes annoyances and issues. In either case, you should get to know your neighbors. That way they are there when you need them, or if they’re annoying you, you’ve already broken the ice and can tell them to knock it off!

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My First Apartment Checklist: Plan for the Things You’ll Need

Jul 28, 2021 8:59:41 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Picture this: The moving truck just left. Boxes are piled in the center of every room. You pick one to sit on, look around smiling, and think: “Finally here in my first apartment.” Then your smile slowly fades as you think, “…Now what?”

Now that you’re moved in it’s time to start unpacking. As you put things away, make a list of all the things you don't have but know you'll need. We’ll help you by going through the main rooms of your apartment.

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What to Do if There is a Fire in Apartments in Chico California

Jul 22, 2021 11:54:04 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

While it may seem self explanatory of what one should do when a fire starts, you can never say it enough.

It's happening. You've done everything you can to prevent a fire in your apartment, but alas there is a fire in your kitchen and the smoke detectors are going off and there is no way you can tend to the fire. 

Remember to stay calm and to take action immediately. In moments of panic simple steps can escape your mind, but if you repeat them aloud and commit them to memory beforehand you'll be more likely to remember them if/when the time comes.

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Water Safety Tips While Keeping Cool in Chico Apartments

Jul 6, 2021 11:37:46 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Summer and hot weather is here! Because you are living in Chico, you have different options to help you stay cool. But when there is water present, there is also the need to go over a few tips to help keep everybody safe. So before you put on your bathing suit and grab your towel, check out these tips on pool, river and creek safety!


Many of our Chico apartments have pools and Jacuzzis. Which is great in the Chico heat that inevitably reaches temperatures in the three digits. But with these great amenities come great responsibility. We want all of our residents (and their guests) to be safe while they are cooling down and enjoying our beautiful pools. Here are a few of our pool rules to help keep you safe:

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Renting An Apartment With Roommates: What You Need To Know

Jun 29, 2021 9:43:09 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When it comes to renting with roommates it’s always good to establish boundaries before you officially move in together.

Whether you know your new roommate(s) or they’re random roommate(s), having an agreement written up and signed will be a life saver. If you find yourself thinking, “oh we don’t need one, it’ll be fine!” ignore yourself and create one anyways. A million things can come up and it’s better to have a set agreement than to figure out how to kick their significant other out when they’ve been there an entire month.

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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.