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5 Ways to Give Your Chico Rental Properties Some Love

Sep 11, 2021 3:54:00 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

When moving into a new place or after being in the same location for awhile, you might feel like you need to refresh your living space in ways that won’t break the bank or challenge your lease agreement. Sometimes just a little bit of TLC and a few updates is all it will take to revive the Chico rental properties where you live.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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7 Ways to Update Chico Rental Properties Without Needing Permission

Sep 9, 2021 3:38:00 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Do you ever feel like you need a change? Not necessarily a major change like having a baby or changing jobs, but maybe a routine change or a change of atmosphere. Your home is where you spend a lot of time and energy, and after a while you might just need to change things up around you. However, if you live in Chico rental properties you might think this is easier said than done because changing anything requires the property manager's permission. BUT, this isn’t always the case. Of course you should always check your rental agreement first, but there are updates you can make that are easy and don’t require a major project, but will leave your space feeling refreshed and renewed.

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Rental Living Tips: Call Maintenance Staff When You Need Them!

Sep 8, 2021 3:23:06 PM / by Hignell Rentals Team

One of the bonuses of rental living is the fact that you can call maintenance staff to take care of, well, maintenance. The only problem, though, is that many people consider themselves a "Do It Yourselfer" which means they are confident they can fix that pesky leak themselves. That being said, there are obviously situations in which such people find themselves in where they are forced to swallow their pride and ask for help.

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Unique Rental Living Ideas for Your White Walls

Aug 25, 2021 10:00:30 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Rental living can leave you feeling like you have limitations to what you can and cannot do when it comes to decorating, especially when it comes to your walls. Yet, even though the place you're living is a rental you still want it to feel like home. So what else can you do besides paint or put a million little holes in your wall?

Below you'll find some simple, yet unique ways you can make your rental walls feel like home.

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Reversible Rental Living Upgrades to Try

Aug 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Rental living often means that you're stuck with neutral, boring, rental grade features in your home. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with plain, but sometimes you want a little bit of flair in your home to make it feel like yours.

Here are some reversible upgrades you can do to spice up your rental that may be temporary but will make you feel like you’re there to stay. All you need is some tools and determination.

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5 Ways to Rescue a Rental Property Kitchen

Aug 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Does your rental kitchen need rescuing? Maybe you need to maximize the small space you have to work with, need ideas to personalize it, or it just needs to be cleaned up a bit.

No matter what you need we have some rental living tips to help you function better in your kitchen!

1.  Peg Board

Hang a large peg board on a wall in your kitchen and use it to hang your mugs, pots, pans, cooking utensils, kitchen towels or pot holders. 

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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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Do Your Part by Conserving Water in North State Rental Properties

Aug 11, 2021 11:19:34 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Living in Northern California means you've heard a lot about the need for Californians to conserve water and be conscious of our usage.

The average person uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day. But how do you reduce that when you rent an apartment?

Lucky for you we have a few tips that will help you lower your water usage while living in North State rental properties.

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4 Stress-Free Steps for Unpacking Your Apartment

Jul 1, 2021 11:45:48 AM / by Hignell Rentals Team

Well you’ve done it. You found a new place to live and the moving truck has arrived. It’s now time to unpack all your stuff.

We understand that unpacking can feel like a very overwhelming process when you’re moving into an apartment. You’re probably already exhausted from the process of packing everything up and closing up the loose ends at your former residence!

It's very tempting to just get all the boxes in and unpacked without a method to your madness because you're longing to just feel settled again. It's definitely a way to go, but it can be more stressful when you have no idea where a certain box is or what room it should go in. Instead, we can help you make an unpacking plan that is simple and easy.

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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.