August has arrived, and you can never be too prepared for the craziness and chaos of August turnover. One of our recent blog posts was about Getting Ready to Move in Madison for Non-Campus Area Residents, so this week we wanted to share our tips for Campus area residents and share what to expect while moving in and out during the crazy August in Madison. Be prepared and know what to expect!
Prep for Moving
-Be sure to update your landlord with your forwarding address. Don’t wait until the last minute. With the stress of moving, it could slip your mind. Let your landlord know your new address as soon as you secure your next place.
-Change your mailing address- you can do that through USPS here.
-Update any magazine or newspaper subscriptions with your new address.
You may have read our post last year about ‘Getting Ready to Move‘, but we felt it necessary to share it again (with a few updates) because you can never be too prepared to move out of your apartment. Moving season for non-campus area apartments is here, so be prepared and avoid stress by following these helpful tips and advice.
If you plan on using a moving company to move, start looking early and find the best fit for you. It’s busy moving season, so be sure to book them well in advance. If you plan to move without a moving company, make sure you are prepared with vehicles that will fit your furniture and extra help if needed. Continue reading →
Have you been slacking when it comes to looking for a place to live this fall, and realize you now only have about 2.5 months to find a place? Well, don’t worry, MPM’s got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a place for yourself, or for you and 4 other roommates, we’ve put together a list of some last minute housing options just for you.
High Rises – all utilities, cable and internet included!
Finding a new apartment can sometimes be challenging. What’s more challenging is if you are unable to view a unit before signing a lease for it. Whether you are unable to get off work during the available showing hours, you live out of state, or you are moving from another country, we have a few tips for you when it comes to signing for an apartment “sight unseen”.
Although the snow has arrived, now is the time to be thinking about subletting for the summer. Whether you are graduating, studying abroad or just heading home for the summer, you probably don’t want to be stuck paying for rent while not living there, right? Subletting your apartment is the perfect option and we have all of the information you need to know before you start subletting.
What is a Sublet anyway?
Subletting is when you are leasing out a portion of your lease to another person that is not originally involved in the lease agreement. The sublet tenant will be responsible for the lease terms and obligations, however keep in mind that the original tenant is not let out of their responsibilities when subletting. Continue reading →
What is the point of having renter’s insurance anyway? Do I really need it? Aren’t I just throwing away money that I could use on other things, such as that new sofa chair I’ve been wanting for my living room? These are some of the questions you may be asking yourself when thinking about renter’s insurance. Whether you’re renting an apartment, condo, or home in Madison, renter’s insurance is a must. It is required for most rentals now a days, but even if it is not required, here is some basic information on renter’s insurance and why it’s worth having for your apartment.
There are many factors to consider when thinking about your next apartment or rental home. Some of you may be gaining or losing a roommate with your next lease, or maybe your roommates are perfect, but you all just want a change of scenery. Either way, you want to be prepared. Here are some efficient tips to help you as you search for your next apartment to call home. Continue reading →
You are out of the house, out of the dorms and officially “on your own” in an apartment! It’s a great day to be alive! And now comes the reality of renting an apartment…and really, the reality of life in general: money is a necessity. If you don’t put together a budget for the apartment, you could find yourself heading back to mom and dad’s and the tiny room you grew-up in. Sure, you love that room full of memories, but let’s stick together on this and get you into the grown-up world! Continue reading →
Luxury can mean many different things to many different people. It can mean owning your own boat or sitting on a beach basking in the sun. It can mean “high-priced” home décor or your well-used extremely comfy couch. For Madison, “luxurie” is the newest high-rise apartment complex, Galaxie High-Rise Apartments. Continue reading →