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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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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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Can You Rent With Bad Credit?

Jan 27, 2021 8:53:31 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

We see this question a lot in our Contact Us forms,

“Can I rent from you with bad credit?”

Ideally, when you're on the lookout for a new place to call home do all you can to raise your credit score, bettering your chance at getting a rental. Yet sometimes circumstances don’t line up and you require a new place before you can improve your credit. When that happens, what can you do?

We found a great resource on Business Insider that outlines the nine things you can try when you are looking to rent an apartment, but have bad credit. You’ll also find (at the end) what credit score you need to have to be eligible to rent from Hignell Rentals as well as a way to rent from us if you don’t meet the credit requirement!

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Simple Holiday Decor for Your Small Apartment

Dec 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in a small space during the holiday season can be a struggle, especially if there's not much room to move or rearrange your furniture.  So how do you add a festive touch to your living space without over-cluttering?

We found this article that gives you 12 simple yet festive ways to dress up your small apartment without feeling overwhelmed! Whether it’s a simple garland, a plaid blanket, etc.

12 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas for a Small Apartment

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My First Apartment: What to Pay Attention to During the Walk-Through

May 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

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.

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Rental Living Tips: What to Consider Before Signing the Lease

Mar 12, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Finding a great apartment is not easy, but once you do your anxious to move in right away. That's why it's natural to want to sign the lease and get into your new rental living quarters as soon as possible. But before you go signing the lease there are some important things to consider about the agreement. Signing the lease without reading it can potentially have you coming face-to-face with some unpleasant surprises. 

Don't put yourself in that situation. Take some time to study the rental documents. Rental living means you are living in a housing unit that someone else owns. You have to play by their rules. A few of the things you need to consider before signing a lease are:

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What To Look Out For When Signing Apartment Leases

Sep 24, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

It's an exciting moment when you get the call saying that your apartment application has been approved and you get to start the process of moving in.

You'll head over to the apartment complex and meet with the manager and then begin to go over the lease and other paperwork that's required for review and/or signature.

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My First Apartment Checklist: Deciding on a Roommate

Feb 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team


Odds are a roommate will be part of your first apartment experience because it will help you pay for your monthly apartment living expenses. While having a roommate can be an arduous task, it can also be a really fun experience. The key is finding the right roommate.  

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Master the Art of Garage Sailing to Furnish Your Apartment

Jul 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Garage Sailing (attending garage sales) is an art. Just like sailing a ship, you have to have a plan, set your course, and have a keen eye to arrive home with a catch you can be proud of. Garage Sailing is not without its perils. The suburban seas can be treacherous. Learn how to navigate the dangers of these waters to furnish your apartment on a budget.

Furnishing your apartment can get expensive, especially if it's your first one and you're starting from scratch. The best way to completely furnish your apartment on a modest budget is to find hidden gems at garage sales. Look for items that suit your needs. For furniture, focus your attention on the form and sturdiness of an item, not so much on the color. If the color doesn't fit your style, don't worry, you would be surprised what a few cans of spray paint can do.

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My First Apartment: Tips for Doing Your Own Laundry

Apr 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you live at home you have the awesome bonus of usually having one of your parents do your laundry for you. Moving out and into your first apartment means no more parents doing laundry for you -- time to learn how to do it all on your own.

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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.