The Red Oak Life Blog

3 Ways to Save Money and Energy in Your Apartment

Choosing an apartment for your home is smart for many reasons.  The freedom and flexibility that it offers is a tremendous thing.  Saving money is a factor no matter where you decide to live.  One way to save in your apartment is by being conscious of energy costs.  There is a misconception that in order to save energy you must spend lots of money on long-term changes on equipment and materials that as a renter you can’t do to your apartment.  Don’t worry…here are 3 Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Apartment.

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How to Find the Perfect Roommate

How to Find the Perfect Roommate

You could have found the perfect place to rent but no one to share it with. Maybe you are in a pickle because you need an apartment as soon as possible and everywhere you search is either too expensive or too big. No matter what situation you are in, sometimes you need a roommate. Finding that perfect roommate can be like playing that claw game in every arcade; a blind grab into hundreds of potential candidates and even then the perfect roommate could slip from your grasp. Luckily, you do not need a bag of quarters in order to “bag” the perfect roommate. Here are some helpful strategies and tips to turn that empty room into a room-mate.

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Your First Apartment Kitchen:  The 5 Tools You Must Have

When you are just starting out, having the right tools and equipment are essential.  As you gain experience cooking and enjoying your kitchen you will learn what tools work best for you.   There are some experts who believe that there are 5 essentials that you just can’t be without.  Do your research to look for good prices on these items.  We would recommend that you look for a high-quality product at the best price you can afford for these items.  You will be happy with the performance of the items if they are of good quality.

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4 Benefits to Having House Plants in Your Apartment

Apartment Dwellers have been placing plants, trees and green things in their homes for generations.  I’ll bet you grew up with a spider plant or two in your house.  Today the trend is still strong - with many people opting for structural plantings, succulents and stem plants like bamboo.  It’s true that plants look good, but did you know that there are many other benefits to keeping greenery in your apartment home?

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Does Your Rental Company Have Programs to Make Renting Easy?

Renting an apartment doesn't have to be a hassle.  Choosing a company with policies that are rener friendly is not impossible.  Many folks appreciate properties that do not charge extra fees and make you jump through hoops to get approved.

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How to Enjoy the Swimming Pool at your Apartment Community

A refreshing swim on a hot day is a great way to stay cool and have some fun.  Whenever someone is swimming at a pool, it is important to remember that there are rules and conventions of etiquette that should be followed so that everyone has the best time possible. Here are a few things to consider before donning a swim cap and lobster-printed swim trunks when you go for a swim at your apartment’s pool.

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