Mar 23 16

20 INCREDIBLY FUN & PRACTICAL EASTER BASKET SUBSTITUTES

Ms. Rita Rents

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Make this Easter basket the one they’ll remember by swapping out the traditional old basket for something more fun, innovative and practical this year! Check out the list with a few filler suggestions too!

 

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Mar 15 16

Super Simple Paint Palette Hack Using YOUR Favorite Photos!

Ms. Rita Rents

SmileItsSpringDon’t get stuck in a decorating rut because you aren’t an interior designer! Free online technology has made decorating easier than ever with some pretty cool tools that allow you to upload your very own images and produce some beautiful and uniquely YOU color palette options!

I love filling my home with photos of my family, travels and pets and often focus the color scheme of a room around a favorite photo. If you LOVE the photo, you’ll love how everything else falls into place when you pin down the rest of the color scheme. And remember, if you live in a rental and can’t paint, there are endless options to add color without paint like pillows, blankets, curtains, fabric, photos, pottery, furniture, accents, plants, etc!

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Mar 3 16

5 Tricks to Get the Rental You Really Want!

Ms. Rita Rents

5TricksTOGetTheRentalYouWant_CoverHave you ever had your eye on an apartment and finally it opens up so you immediately call to schedule an appointment just to be told it was already taken and it has only been posted for 10 minutes? Seeing your dream pad get snatched up before you even had a chance to see the inside is incredibly frustrating! I see it all the time, so I thought I’d put together some insider tips on the top 5 things you can do to help you get the apartment or home you REALLY want!

 

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Feb 17 16

2.17.2016 – RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY

Ms. Rita Rents

RandomActsOfKindnessCoverImageOne of the most time consuming challenges that exist in Property Management is managing the behavior and actions of neighbors. In fact, I have often thought of starting a book just to log the constant things we hear about neighbors and what we should do about it. Like, “They know I work graveyards, how dare they let their kids play above my room in the middle of the day”, “She vacuums every night at 10pm just to make me mad, maker her stop.” In reality, neighbors aren’t usually going about their daily life with the intention of making you mad, they are just going about their daily life, albeit oblivious. If you read my funny tweets blog, you’ve read about apartment dwellers online making crazy remarks about their neighbor’s behavior. (more…)

Feb 10 16

Valentine’s Day Cards – Go Retro

Ms. Rita Rents

Valentine's DayAs a kid, I remember hand writing everyone’s name on each Valentine’s Day card for every person in the class, whether we were really friends or not. We HAD to give one to everyone in class.  As a kid, I guess I didn’t really realize the impact of it, but when it came to opening our box of cards, every single one of us appreciated that there were cards in our box. It was fun to see a card from someone that didn’t normally talk to me and even a treat I didn’t expect to get.   That got me thinking, it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day Card project as an adult. Not the crafty, glittery, heart punch, cutesy tag with a bow kind of project you’d find on Pinterest and need a full crafting kit to accomplish, but the good old fashioned boxed Valentine’s Day Cards from the grocery store.

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Feb 4 16

5 PACKING HACKS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR MOVE

Ms. Rita Rents

5PackingHacksCoverI have never met anyone who looks forward to the process of moving. Somehow the stuff you moved in with has multiplied 10 fold and inevitably, you’ll find boxes from the last move that haven’t even been opened yet! Although I haven’t done a lot of moving, when I did, I did a few easy things that saved my bacon in the process. Here are a few of the best things I did to keep my move a little smother:

 

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Jan 26 16

National Spouse Day – Rookies vs. Veterans

Ms. Rita Rents

NationalSpouseDay_CoverIn honor of National Spouses day, I thought I’d break down the humor of how drastically small life habits change from newly living together roomies/newlyweds to long-time, hunkered down, committed, couples accidentally swapping dentures. Whether you are officially “spouses” or not, if you live together, perhaps you can relate to a few, young or old…

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Jan 22 16

Top Ten Common Move-Out Charges

Ms. Rita Rents

10MostCommonChargesCoverEveryone wants their security deposit back, and I don’t blame them, but I’m not sure that everyone knows exactly what to do to get their security deposit back. When moving out, there are a million and one things to do from packing to cleaning to finding your new place and inevitably, something gets missed. So, in order to help you get the most of your deposit, I have broken down how to make sure you are meeting your landlord’s requirement and some of the most common charges we see on move out. (more…)

Jan 14 16

#ApartmentGoals – De-Clutter & Organize

Ms. Rita Rents

CoverPhoto_DeclutterIf you’re like me, you somehow tend to accumulate paper, bills, letters notes and other random stuff from all aspects of your life and it all manages to herd itself into a pile on the kitchen counter and you make a mental note, “I’ll get to that tomorrow”.  Then uninvited guests come over, and you don’t want that messy stack of stuff taking over your counter, so you hastily shove it in your office or on your computer desk, drawer, cupboard or any cubby it will fit in, just to forget about it until, “YIKES” your phone bill is late. (more…)

Jan 5 16

#ApartmentStruggles – Funny Posts from Apartment Dwellers 2

Ms. Rita Rents

FunnyTweetsCoverThe funny Tweets continue! Getting your first apartment is one of the most exciting times in your life, but it also comes with some new challenges.  These apartment dwellers show how #TheStruggleIsReal in their apartment life.  Hope you enjoy the second installment of Funny Tweets from apartment dwellers. (more…)