Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Three Ways to Bring Spring Cheer Into Your Apartment

Seasonal Tips for Renters

Believe it or not, it is almost the spring season!  For some renters, it may be a priority to bring seasonal cheer into their apartments with some decorations and DIY projects.

Below are simple and effective ways to add a seasonal, springtime twist into your apartment:

Add plants and flowers.  Nothing says "springtime" quite like some beautiful plants and flowers.  To bring some springtime cheer into the home, add a few potted plants in the living areas of the apartment. Some plants, like spider plants, thrive best indoors with little upkeep needed.  If the apartment has a patio or balcony, that provides another area to place a garden box or some potted plants around the home.  Pet owners should note: not all plants and flowers are healthy for four-legged roommates.  Always research plants and flowers to see if they are healthy for animals prior to bringing indoors.

Practice some spring cleaning.  A great part of the spring season is the annual spring cleaning: a chance to get rid of excess waste.  Try to ready the apartment for spring by doing a massive cleaning of clothes, decor, kitchen appliances, etc.  Make sure to research local non profit organizations to see if donations of clothes, home furnishings, and more can be accepted to reduce waste and practice some "in kind" giving back.

Let the sunshine in[to your apartment]. The winter is a time of cold mornings and early evenings.  Now that spring is almost here, it is time to embrace the sunshine!  Remove any drapes and curtains from the apartment and pack/ store them in the linen closet until next year.  Letting some natural light into the apartment is not only a simple and effective way to transform the space but also a certain way to introduce some spring cheer.

Have a great spring season!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Benefits of Renters Insurance: March 2019

Renters insurance is a good idea for just about anyone who rents. That’s because your landlord’s insurance policy won’t cover your personal liability or put a roof over your head if your place becomes uninhabitable.

If you've never taken inventory of your belongings, even just mentally, and assigned a price tag to what you own, you might be surprised at the tally. Even if you feel like you don't own anything of value, even simple possessions can add up to a dollar figure that might pose a huge burden if you were forced to replace it all at one time.

This alone should give you cause to look deeper into obtaining renters insurance. Fortunately, renters insurance isn't particularly expensive, and compared to writing a check to replace all your possessions it becomes a fairly insignificant monthly cost.

Getting the Insurance You Need

When considering purchasing renters insurance, there are a few steps you should take and some things you should keep in mind along the way.

  • Get Online Quotes
Shopping online is a great way to get the insurance you need. Many websites give you the ability to customize your insurance policy, giving you the power to determine for yourself how much insurance you want from the privacy of your own computer.