Clever Storage Ideas to Create Space in Your Apartment

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Apartments are pretty much by their very nature small, but there are some ways you can maximize your space. From buying the right kind of furnishings and fixtures to really using all of the available storage you can maximize the space in your new home. Purge as you Move If possible, get rid of clutter and extra or duplicate items before you move. Regularly sweeping through your home and seeking out clutter and unneeded items can help you make the most of your space as well. If you have an item you don’t love, use or find beautiful, you may not need to keep it in your home at all; getting r ...

10 Most Important Moving Tips

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A new home or apartment is an exciting change – but the packing can be a nightmare. Make sure you expending your energy as efficiently as possible with these packing and moving tips for the big day: Important Moving Tips for Apartment Renters Is it worth moving? You don’t need to get rid of family heirlooms but some furnishings may be less expensive to buy new than to relocate. Avoid paying hundreds of dollars to properly pack and move a $50 table. Gather Packing supplies in advance: Start accumulating boxes, newspaper and tape well before your moving day so you have everything you n ...

5 Steps from Renter to Buyer

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Making the jump from renter to buyer is a big step – and it can get overwhelming. Learning more about your mortgage options and what to expect from the process can help make it easier to wade through the process. There are 5 big things to consider as you make the move from renting an apartment to buying your first home: Do the (Mortgage) Math Rent is pretty easy to budget for – you simply pay the amount agreed to each month. A mortgage could be more difficult, since most loan calculators don’t include things like insurance, PMI and other common monthly expenses. Mortgage math usually r ...

5 Ways to Make Extra Income

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5 Fast Income Boosts for when you Need to Bring in More Money Each Month Some money problems can’t be solved by cutting the budget – if you are already saving as much as you can and living frugally, then boosting your income may be the best way to improve your financial outlook. If you are saving to make the jump from renter to buyer, then any of these ideas will put almost instant cash into your new home fund:  Sell Items you No Longer Want Don’t jump right to the garage sale idea – your older electronics and memorabilia can bring you some serious cash. Old iPod touch models a ...