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.

Once I had a landlord who was convinced that the solution to every mishap was to "tap on it". Water leaking from the apartment above? Tap on the giant bubble forming on your ceiling! Key stuck in the lock...
Decorating a rented home is never an easy task. Part of your budget goes to regular monthly rent payments and there are always a number of restrictions and boundaries set by the landlord. These guidelines will show you what...
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...
In case you missed part one, I'm testing out natural house cleaning supplies to see what works and what doesn't. This time around I focused on laundry. Disclaimer: I have super sensitive skin and have found out that a dye-free and...
House poverty is real. If you live in a big city with skyrocketing rent (like NYC or San Francisco), chances are you know a few people who are spending most of their income on a place to live and...
  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...
If you’re looking for a new place and have your eye on a certain neighborhood, this blog post probably isn’t for you. This is for those people out there tirelessly trying to pin down a few cities that are...
Pantone went really crazy this year and released not one, but TWO colors of the year for 2016. The pastel-rose hue and periwinkle blue that were crowned as color royalty for the next year have predictably drawn both praise...
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...
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...
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“Tenants: