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Rookie Rental Living Tips: How to Start a Budget

Jun 11, 2019 8:57:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you're living in a Chico or Redding rental property, the cost of living isn’t as astronomical as it is in the Bay Area. But if you're going to be leaving the nest and or moving to a different living situation, you still need to make a budget. Managing your money may seem like a difficult task but can be easy if done properly.

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Apartment Living Tips: How to Clean the Inside of Your Fridge

Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When you opened up your refrigerator today, what did you see? Better yet, what did you smell? We've all opened up the contraption that keeps our food cool and been hit with a stench from something sour that spilled a fragrance that resembles the left over onion that you cut up a few weeks ago for tacos. This is just a regular yet not-so-much-fun part of apartment living.

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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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How to Boil Water + 4 More Beginner Cooking Tips for Apartment Living

Oct 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Let's be honest, the scene in the classic 1993 film, Mrs. Doubtfire, where Robin Williams catches the kitchen (and himself) on fire and decides to buy take out to serve as his own dishes, is the majority of us most nights of the week.

There is a special art to cooking that either you grasp entirely, or fail completely to understand.

Much of this depends on how well you know how to use your apartment appliances and cooking tools. 

For those of you living in Chico or Redding apartments who scratch pans, burn rice, cut your fingers, and can't seem to figure out how to even boil water...this blog is for you. Want to pull off a simple pasta? Keep reading for beginner cooking tips!

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My First Apartment: Tips for First Time Renters

Jul 14, 2017 9:19:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Moving out on your own is a big step. It’s time to step into the real world and start looking for your very first apartment (Yay!).

Renting your first apartment can be an exciting experience as you search for the perfect space to express yourself. At the same time though, it can be a stressful experience because of all the decisions that need to be made. You might be thinking, "How am I going to manage moving into my first apartment, take care of bills, balance work and a social life, get my chores done, and not forget anything?"

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Rental Living Tips for Saving Energy

Apr 14, 2017 9:20:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

The warm weather will be here soon and it's never too early to start saving on your energy bill. Instead of turning on your air conditioner, constantly leaving fans on for circulation and other costly actions that will leave your wallet hurting, try these rental living tips to help keep as many pennies in your possession as possible during the hot months.

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Rental Living Tips to Clean Dirty Baseboards

Apr 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Have you noticed your dusty baseboards? Don’t worry, we've all been there before. Whether you were practicing your new yoga poses or playing with your cat, when you spend a longer period of time on the floor you get a new perspective of your surroundings. Here are a few rental living tips to help get the baseboards clean in your home.

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Have a Stale or Nasty Smell in Your Chico Rental Properties?

Feb 19, 2016 9:21:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

It's common for us to become “nose-blind” to the smells in our own home. This is no exception for Chico Rental Properties. With cooler weather, we are less inclined to open up our windows to let fresh air in and let the warm, expensive air out. So what is a renter to do?


You first need to figure out what is stinking up the place. Odors can come from your carpet, sofa, washer, toilet, sink, and so much more! It's hard to know how to clean different items in your apartment and how frequently you should clean them. Here are a few general tips to get you on the right track.

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How to Make a Rental Living Pros and Cons List

Feb 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Well it has finally happened. You are at a standstill with your apartment searching and you can’t decide which complex is best for you. You've found a few that have things that you love about them - but maybe you have a few things that you dislike about them too. How do you get all of these thoughts out of your head to help you make a decision?

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Tips to Take Chico Rental Properties From Drab to Fab

Jan 8, 2016 9:21:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Take a look at your rental. Do you see plain walls, carpet, and rooms that don’t feel like home? Understandably rentals try to keep most of the colors in neutral to try to please future renters. But this doesn’t mean that you have to have a rental that is boring and not decorated. With the right shopping list you can take a room in your Chico rental properties and make it look like it was taken straight out of the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

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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.