Articles for Tenants

Articles for Tenants

Rental life can be stressful, we're here to help. In the tenants section of Four Walls you'll find temporary home decor ideas, tips for negotiating with your landlord, and more.

When I moved into my first apartment, I had no idea what to expect. I was excited to live on my own, but soon found out that I was less prepared than I thought. Although nothing could have prepared...
  You're already more adept than Marie Kondo at paring down your stuff. If you live in 250 square feet of space, you probably don't need to pare down your belongings by holding each item you own and asking if...
The scenario is simple. It’s usually not your fault. You were too nice. You wanted to help someone. Okay, fine. Maybe you weren’t bailing out your friend from jail for doing that crazy thing at your best friend’s bachelor/bachelorette...
Whether or not you believe in making resolutions at the start of a new year, sometimes it just feels good to sit down and set some goals. I live in a rental and put together a list of things I...
Let me guess. Commitment problems? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Or is it the significant price difference? The location? I know, I know... There’s a myriad of reasons that may be tearing you apart in the all-important decision...
The rental market is exploding right now. We’ve heard about renters waking up at the crack of dawn to get an application in first, getting put on a waitlist 20 people deep, and outbidding other renters for an apartment...
Are you renting an apartment or small home and expecting a child? If so, you may be asking yourself, where will all that stuff go? Although nurseries may seem complex, there are really just a few things to consider. Where...
$100. It doesn’t seem like much, but for many, it’s the difference between love and hate when it comes to your apartment. There are many fine-line situations where a slim number can be so important, it’s like the habitable zone...
You did it! You found your dream apartment in the perfect location. Whether you’re a Baby Boomer downsizing or a Millennial moving for the first time, you’re experiencing the thrill of a new place. Then, you realize your new rental won’t...
The sun is starting to set earlier and nights out call for a jacket....unfortunately, summer might actually be ending. Since you're probably going to be hibernating all winter anyway, make the impending cold temperatures seem more bearable by using it as an excuse...
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