6 Things Landlords Hate Seeing in Your Bathroom
Hide your bobby pins.
Mar 4, 2020
Why This Special Sofa Bed Is Perfect for My 320-Square-Foot Apartment
It's quite possibly my favorite bed I've ever had.
Mar 3, 2020
The Bizarre Way My Grandparents Found Their First Apartment in 1957
Compared to apartment-hunting today.
Mar 3, 2020
The 7 Deadly Sins of Renters, According to Landlords
Don't even think about painting without permission.
Mar 1, 2020
What Happens When You Get Evicted from Your Apartment?
Here are six things to know.
Feb 28, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Your Apartment Lease
It's not easy.
Feb 26, 2020
A Thermostat Cage, a Toilet Party, and 4 Other Landlord Horror Stories
They can all be summed up with one word: Yikes.
Feb 25, 2020
What No One Tells You About Living in a Rent-Controlled Building
According to people who do.
Feb 24, 2020
5 Steps to Take When You’re Leaving Roommates to Live on Your Own
Know thy budget.
Feb 23, 2020
The Best Area Rugs Under $300, According to Home Stagers
Time to spruce up your rental.
Feb 19, 2020
5 Things to Do If You Need Someone to Take Over Your Lease ASAP
And possibly avoid lease-breaking fees.
Feb 17, 2020
7 Red Flags to Watch for When You’re Looking to Rent a Studio Apartment
Some can be downright duds.
Feb 16, 2020
From Soulmate to Roommate: Why More Millennials Are Living with Their Exes
It’s a not-so-uncommon arrangement these days.
Feb 14, 2020
8 Ways to Make a Cookie-Cutter Rental Feel Less Sterile
A new apartment almost never feels like "home sweet home" right away.
Feb 12, 2020
3 IKEA Pieces You Should Never Buy New, According to a Craigslist Surfer
Put your big blue bag down.
Feb 8, 2020
The Truth About Rental Dishwashers, According to Real Estate Agents
There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned sink, right?
Feb 7, 2020
No More Broker’s Fees for New York City Renters
Yes, really.
Feb 6, 2020
The 5 Cheap Things This Renter Has Moved to 7 (!) Different Apartments
Never underestimate tool kits.
Jan 29, 2020
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move, According to Real Estate Pros
The key? Thinking ahead.
Jan 24, 2020
What You Should Look for in a Roommate, According to Your Enneagram
All nine personality types, explained.
Jan 22, 2020
FYI, Your New Rental Isn’t As Clean As You Think It Is
Here's what to clean first.
Jan 18, 2020
I’ve Moved Around the Country Plenty of Times. Here’s How You Can Press Reset on Your Life, Too
It's pretty darn scary—but totally doable.
Jan 17, 2020
The First Things to Buy for Your New Apartment, According to Landlords
White noise machines are key.
Jan 12, 2020
What Actually Is Rent Control, Anyway?
For one, it's complicated.
Jan 11, 2020
35 Things You Don't Need to Own As a Renter
One of the best things about renting is that a lot of things are done for you.
Dec 19, 2019
Why It's Time to Ditch Paper Checks and Pay Your Rent Online
It's more secure, convenient, and you could see some savings.
Dec 13, 2019
6 Things Every Renter Should Have Under Their Kitchen Sink
Vodka isn't just for your bar cart.
Dec 10, 2019
6 Things Your Landlord Wants You to Know About Your Neighbors
Getting to know your fellow renters can be mutually beneficial.
Dec 9, 2019
The First Apartment Checklist: Things to Buy Now, Things to Buy Later
Because you won't be buying a whole house full of furniture in one fell swoop — and really, where's the fun in that anyway?
Nov 20, 2019
50 Cities Where You Can Actually Afford to Live Alone on a $45K Salary
Turns out, $1,125 actually goes a pretty long way in most states: In the top ten cheapest cities, you can score the average one-bedroom for $754 or less.
Nov 6, 2019
23 Ways You're Ruining Your Rental Without Even Realizing It
Avoid some of these mistakes and pitfalls and you could win the grand prize jackpot: Your full deposit back!
Oct 22, 2019
The Unexpected Place I've Found Great Renter Solutions (for Under $50!)
It seems that nothing's really made with renters in mind: Everything that helps make creative use of your space either a) requires wall attachments (whoops, there goes the security deposit!) or b) is super expensive (hello, I am renting for a reason, guys!)
Oct 17, 2019
The Easy, Landlord-Approved DIY That Solved My Most Painful Rental Problem
It wasn’t until I nearly LOST A TOE that I discovered that, with your landlord’s permission, you can make more updates than you might have thought.
Sep 24, 2019
9 Things You Should Never Assume About Your Apartment
You know what they say when you assume: You make... well, you know.
Sep 21, 2019
5 Products Renters Should Always Buy From the Dollar Store
While it can be packed with impulse buys and overpriced items, experts say your neighborhood dollar store is home to some of the best deals renters can find.
Sep 18, 2019
Even Rentals Have Curb Appeal—Here's How to Increase Yours
There are a few ways city slickers and multi-unit dwelling folks can take part in the quest for a gorgeous home exterior, too.
Sep 15, 2019
The 6 Most Underrated Items at Goodwill for Renters
Let’s go Goodwill hunting, renter-style.
Sep 12, 2019
The One Reddit Thread All Renters (and Frequent Travelers) Should Bookmark
Why in 2k19, in the age of Al Gore's internet, is it so hard to find QUALITY photos of bed bugs in context?
Sep 7, 2019
5 Expensive Things You Don't Need to Buy When Moving—Even If You Have the Cash
Save money—and a little sanity, too.
Sep 5, 2019
8 Things You'll Definitely Find in a Midwestern Apartment
Yes, some of it is the architecture, but the way we decorate is pretty regional, too.
Aug 28, 2019
Yes, Unfortunately, Your Dog Does Need a Resume Now
If you’re about to search for a pet-friendly apartment, you might want to have one at the ready, along with your first month’s rent and deposit.
Aug 21, 2019
These 6 Things Can End Up Wasting Your Money—So Rent Them Instead
It may even end up being not only the more convenient option—but also the more cost-effective one, too.
Aug 20, 2019
4 Things That Are Almost Never Worth Paying Extra For in an Apartment
In-house gyms, community screening rooms, and greenhouses? Oh my!
Aug 18, 2019
You Can Stay In One Of These Quirky Converted Homes—Starting at $70/Night
Up your vacation even further by staying in a truly unique homestay.
Aug 15, 2019
6 Amazon Buys That Make Rental Life So Much More Bearable, Starting at $4
Looking to experience the high of using a Command Strip for the first time? Try one of these six AT-vetted products.
Aug 10, 2019
8 Questions All The Smartest Renters Ask Before Signing a Lease
From small maintenance-related troubleshooting to money-saving tactics, here are the eight questions that Apartment Therapy staffers say will prove useful down the line.
Aug 9, 2019
The Quirks You’ll Notice About Your Roommates—Based on Their Astrological Signs
Every sign has signature quirks, astrologists say. So, we asked them to share what you might come to know about your roommates, based on their zodiac signs.
Aug 8, 2019
This New App Lets You Rent Your Neighbor's Pool, Starting at $30/Hour
Rates and availability vary by location, but even in New York City, there are pools available starting at $50 an hour.
Aug 3, 2019
The 7 Warning Signs Renters Always Miss In Their Lease
Before you sign a lease, you need to do your due diligence. Two attorneys with real estate and tenant law experience share their insights about red flags to clear before signing.
Aug 1, 2019
Real Estate Agents Say This Is The Ideal Studio Apartment Layout
It can almost pass as a one-bedroom.
Jul 28, 2019
The Best 6 No-Fee Apartment Hunting Resources, According to Real New Yorkers
Can't afford to pay a broker fee (or just don't want to?) Here are six solid resources for finding a no-fee apartment in NYC.
Jul 18, 2019
This Week on Liz$plaining: Renting an Apartment
Experts say moving costs between four and five times your monthly rent. Here's why it's that expensive in the first place—and quick tips on how to defray those costs.
Jul 16, 2019
What Most People Get Wrong About Living in a Penthouse Apartment
Though they're marketed as the end-all, be-all in luxury, penthouse apartments can actually be quite irksome to live in.
Jul 10, 2019
7 Home Depot Products Under $5 Every Renter Needs
Every renter needs a basic tool kit, and, thankfully you can put it together on the cheap. Case in point? These seven must-have items can all be found at The Home Depot for under $5 each.
Jul 5, 2019
What the Word "Modern" Actually Means in a Real Estate Listing
Used liberally by real estate agents, this term does not always mean updated, new, and renovated or evocative of Frank Lloyd Wright or "Mad Men."
Jul 3, 2019
Why Community Gardens Are New York City’s Most Underrated (Free!) Amenity
Tucked away throughout the five boroughs lie 600 community gardens, providing residents space to plant food and flowers or just generally enjoy the greenery.
Jun 29, 2019
7 Things You Never Thought You Could Do in a Rental
Many times, if you petition to your landlord that these changes will allow them to lease out the apartment at a higher cost after you leave, they'll usually let you do it.
Jun 27, 2019
The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Make Money on Airbnb
By offering travelers easy access to desirable destinations at a more affordable price, homeowners in these areas stand to make a great return on their investment.
Jun 26, 2019
The 7 Best Decluttering Lessons to Learn from People Who Are Moving
You don’t have to wait until the stressful days before a big move to feel that freedom. Here's how to declutter like you're moving without actually doing it.
Jun 20, 2019
The One Question All The Smartest Renters Ask Before Moving In
Here's how experts say you can avoid dorm-life flashbacks.
Jun 18, 2019
The Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Renters
If you’re willing to say goodbye to a major city, you can find some lovely towns where rent prices won’t leave you picking change out of the couch cushions.
Jun 11, 2019
I Didn’t Expect to Have a Roommate in My 30s—But Here’s Why I’m Loving It
I had certain expectations for where I'd be at the cusp of 30, and I thought they didn't involve still having to label my cheese.
Jun 8, 2019
These 7 Things Made My New Apartment Feel So Much Bigger
I needed clever storage solutions or the spacious apartment I dreamed about would turn into a cluttered reality. Luckily, I found random solutions that helped me store everything.
Jun 4, 2019
7 Questions Every Pet Owner Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Want to make sure your pet is really welcome in that new apartment? Experts say to ask these seven questions before signing a lease.
Jun 4, 2019
The Best Apartment Hunting Advice, According To Reddit
These tips'll help you make sure you've actually found Apartment Right, not just Right Now.
Jun 1, 2019
The Cutest Houseboats to Rent, Starting at $99/Night
Start your day waking up to peaceful views of a lake, ocean, or river and end with gently rocking waves lulling you to sleep. What could be better?
May 19, 2019
The 8 Most Underrated Items at Target for Renters
While there are some definite upsides to being a renter (you’re free to move when you get bored with your space!)—there are some definite bummers, too. High on the list: Boring white walls, ugly lighting, not enough storage, and hideous finishes. But not to worry. That standard rental can feel a bit more glam with a quick Target shopping spree. I asked some trusted designers for favorite products from the store that also solve renter’s common decorating problems.
May 17, 2019
The One Thing You Should Never Get Rid of from Your First Apartment
These will come in handy in the future.
May 16, 2019
You Can Rent Reba McEntire’s Former 8-Bedroom Mansion for $3,000/Night
Want to live like Southern royalty? From its Antebellum columns to its picture-perfect views of Old Hickory Lake, this expansive mansion in Lebanon, Tennessee, is a dream retreat. And to sweeten the deal, this elegant abode was once the home of Reba McEntire, the true Queen of Country.This 12,816-square-foot lakefront home (known as The Estate at Cherokee Dock) comes with a dock for lake access that’s perfect for summer fun.
May 15, 2019
7 Cheap Tiny Houses to Rent, Starting at $39/Night
If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and live in a tiny home full-time, how about renting one out for a getaway?
May 12, 2019
Watch Out: 7 Times When Cheaper Rent is Actually More Expensive
So you found the perfect apartment—everything seems to check out, from the desirable neighborhood to the amazing rent. But is it really as wonderful as it seems? Before you start shifting those extra dollars from your rent fund to your coffee budget, double check your new home to make sure none of these hidden expenses are going to end up emptying your wallet.
May 3, 2019