Apartment living has many perks. You don’t have to stress about maintenance costs if the hot water goes out or the refrigerator has seen better days. It’s much easier not to renew a lease than to sell a house if you suddenly change locations. Renting an apartment offers flexibility, and there are many ways that you can maximize apartment living and make it a positive experience. You have a lot of control over how your rental experience goes. Here are all the “yeses” and “nos” apartment renters should consider.
Say “Yes” to Investigating the Apartment Unit Before Moving In
On your first day in a new apartment, your first goal is to unpack. However, taking pictures of the apartment when you first move in is wise. You can show these pictures to friends and family to show off your new and beautiful apartment. However, you also want evidence of any damages to ensure the maintenance team resolves these issues before you fully settle into your apartment. You also want a total return on your deposit if you ever decide to leave.
Say “No” to Being a Bad Neighbor
The golden rule that says “treat others how you want to be treated” applies to all aspects of life, including apartment living. Being a good neighbor applies to greeting people when you pass them in the hallway. However, it also means that you should live in your apartment so that it doesn’t disturb others. Hosting parties or dancing around your apartment can be fun stress relievers. However, we suggest being aware of your volume and the times at which you host your parties to avoid disturbing the homes around yours.
Potentially Say “Yes” to a Roommate
Some people don’t want roommates, and rightfully so. Some people can afford to live alone, and having your own space feels free. However, sometimes it can be difficult to afford your apartment and have enough money leftover to enjoy your new home. A good roommate can alleviate some of that financial stress. Pick an apartment roommate who you like and consider responsible and who will take on their fair share of chores and responsibilities. Most importantly, you never want to question whether they’ll pay half the rent on time.
Say “Yes” to Making Your Apartment Unique
An apartment can feel like home when you put your unique spin on it. We suggest maximizing apartment living by putting your personality into your unit. Hang fun wall art and family or friend photos. Add beautiful seasonal decor to your apartment. There are so many decorating ideas that you take your apartment to the next level, some of which we’ve included in our blog.
Say “No” to Not Reporting Maintenance Issues Immediately
If you have issues with your water, electricity, heating, or cooling, you want to report them immediately. If not, these issues will worsen over time. A small leak is an easy fix versus a substantial leak that causes extensive damage to your floor and the ceiling below you.
Say “Yes” to Clean Apartment Living
Spring is here, meaning homeowners and apartment renters will partake in spring cleaning and switching out heavy materials for linens. However, daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning also makes a difference. Cleaning will feel less overwhelming if you do regular cleaning tasks to keep your apartment fresh and sanitized.
We know chores aren’t fun, but our amenities make life much easier. For instance, we offer in-unit washers and dryers to ensure you never have to leave your apartment to wash clothes. We also provide dishwashers to ensure you don’t have to scrub each dish and piece of silverware by hand. Don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you’re ready to say “yes” to apartment living at the Apartments of Wildewood.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments of Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website at www.apartmentsofwildewood.com.