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.

I have a theory that there are two types of people when it comes to apartment-dwelling decorators; the type that saves valuable space for holiday decorations and those who have given up on owning any themed-decor until they have...
Even though fall is winding down and winter is about to hit, you can still bring a final burst of fall color and texture into your home with these five DIY fall craft projects from across the web. Woodsy Photo Frame Use...
Let's say you're the living personification of what a perfect tenant should be: you pay your rent on time, you keep the noise levels reasonable, and plan on being in the same place for a while. Congratulations, you're ready to...
Make safety your first priority when moving in to a new place. For the first article in our Movable Gadgets series, we have picked five renter-friendly safety gadgets. They're even portable, so you can take these gadgets with you...
This blog post might seem kind of random, but I recently fixed a problem that has been plaguing my apartment for months and thought it might help someone else out. If you live in an older rental, you can sometimes get...
It was a challenge, but somehow we found a way to make renting even easier. Use this magic quiz to narrow down your apartment search and predict the kind of rental you should be looking for.
Do you still make resolutions on New Year's Day? Even though I know the chance of them sticking is very slim, the organized list-making side of my brain loves making resolutions that may or may not continue past January 2nd. 2015 is...
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...
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...
Picking out a place to temporarily call home can bring out the inner commitment-phobe in anyone. Once you sign a lease on an apartment, you’re locked in until death do you part (or the lease ends... whichever comes first)....
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