The Most Important Rental Tip We've Ever Given

The Most Important Rental Tip We've Ever Given

Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 19, 2010

We've given out tons of advice for renters over the years. We've talked about living in questionable places, given tips on shared laundry spaces, an insane amount of diy projects, and questions to ask before renting. Though when all is said and done, we can live in a leaky apartment, deal with less than insulated windows and even horrible neighbors — just as long as one thing is a-ok, care to take a guess?

Sit on the toilet. That's it. That's the big secret and it's a big one! Hell hath no fury like an uncomfortable pooper. Seriously. More often than not, changing out a toilet, or relocating one further away from a wall won't be in the deck of decorating cards you'll be playing as a renter, so it's best to check first. Now, we don't think it's proper to take a magazine and settle in, a quick check will do just fine!

It's almost a hard thing to remember, we're always so busy looking at where our furniture will go, storage options and even how many outlets a place has, but making sure you can go about your daily business and be comfortable while doing it... we swear it's the key to happiness. Not always socially acceptable to talk about, but it's a great reminder none the less!

Think you have a better "What To Look For Before Signing A Lease" tip? Let us know in the comments below!

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