It’s the end of the month, and if your lease is up and you haven’t renewed, that means it’s time to move! When relocating to a new apartment, you likely have a million things on your to-do list. Between trying to secure a rental truck on the same weekend everyone else is, and sweet-talking your friends so they’ll help you haul all your stuff, the last thing you want to think about is cleaning. However, you don’t want to forget about your precious security deposit! Continue Reading
If you're a renter who isn't allowed to paint, I'm with you. If you're too lazy to paint, I'm also with you. It's hard to make your home feel like “you” when you can't change your walls, but at least one renter-friendly way to change them is with vinyl decals! You've probably seen some versions of them in stores, but you can easily make your own custom wall decals at home with any type of adhesive vinyl without causing damage to your walls. Continue Reading
Rental Decorating Digest has a handy breakdown of what they think all renters with a penchant for decorating and DIY should have on hand. Here’s their list–plus some additional commentary–which is categorized by job.
For Hanging Things:
- Push pins
- Plastic anchors
- Picture wire
- Thumb tacks
- Cup hooks
- Straight pins (You can use them to hang smaller pictures without creating unnecessarily large holes in the wall. About HALF of all the stuff on my walls is held up with straight pins–and I’m not ever a renter!