Welcome back to all of the students! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and wish you a Happy New Year! As we come up on the end of the second week back, are you back into the school groove yet, or still working on it?! We know coming back from a long break can be difficult! Be sure to check out our post on How to Recover from the Post-Holiday Food Coma! The post has tips that will help you get back into the groove of things and get you ready to hit those books again! Continue reading
The subzero temperatures in Wisconsin may be gone for now, however, winter is still in full swing and isn’t going anywhere too soon! Are you one of those people who likes to keep the temperature at 65 degrees and no higher in the winter, or are you one to turn it all the way up and eat the high heat costs? Today, we’re sharing some tips on keeping your apartment warm while keeping your heating bill down.
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We know Fall has just arrived, but now that it’s getting colder, Winter is getting closer! We want you to be prepared. We’re sharing some ways to transition your apartment from fall to winter!
Not everyone likes to keep fall/winter and spring/summer clothing separate, but if you do, now is the time to start transitioning all of those spring/summer pieces out of your closet for the colder seasons.
It’s that time of year. You’ve just moved into your apartment, are finally settling in, and suddenly you’re already being asked about renewing your lease for the 2018-2019 lease term! You may be thinking “I don’t even know if I’m going to like who I’m living with or where I’m living now, so how am I supposed to choose for next year already?”. We totally understand!
Madison’s campus area market is a unique one. Almost all apartments in the campus area begin leasing for the following fall nearly 11 months in advance. It seems crazy, we know, but MPM adheres to this schedule in order to be as fair and efficient as possible for our residents and property owners.
Whether you are living alone and want to meet some of your neighbors, or you live with your friends and you all want to make some new friends, meeting new people in your apartment community is easier than you may think!
Introduce Yourselves to Your Neighbors
Don’t be shy. Say hi and introduce yourselves while in the hallway, getting your mail, in the parking area, or even walking your dog. Spark up a conversation or at least exchange names so that you can have a conversation in the future.
Now that the craziness is over and you’ve had a few days to get settled into your new apartment, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. While the stress of your actual move may be over, there are still a few things that you should take care of after moving to a new place in order to prevent headaches later. Check out these tips that we recommend to new residents:
Read the Lease
Even though you should have already read the lease at the time of the lease signing, it’s not fresh in your mind. Read it, and then read it again. You may have just initialed where you were told to, but you should have received a copy of your lease with your move-in packet or emailed to you. If you did not receive one, ask your landlord or property representative for a copy. Make sure you understand everything you are responsible for, like making sure your rent is turned into the office before the first of the month, not just postmarking it by then. Continue reading
With more and more apartments now implementing a “no painting rule”, there’s no need to worry! You can still make your apartment look just as good without painting. We’re sharing 5 options to spruce up your walls that are temporary, easily removable, and don’t involve painting! As always, check with your landlord first.
1. Temporary Wallpaper
Sharing a bedroom with another person can be difficult, but sometimes it has to be done. If you’ve lived in a dorm, chances are that you have already had to share a room with someone, so you know that it can be stressful. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together some tips to survive sharing a bedroom with your roommate without going crazy.
Set roommate guidelines from the beginning:
Whether you’re best friends with the person you’re sharing your bedroom with or just meeting them for the first time, guidelines are important. Get together and set some ground rules. A few things to talk about are cleanliness, food, schedules, and guests.
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.