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Get Your Full Security Deposit Back with These 6 Cleaning Hacks

When it comes time to move out of your apartment, there’s going to be a lot of things on your mind...

Packing everything, having boxes, deciding what to take and what to trash, and where you’re going next.

On top of all of this, you’ll also probably need to clean—a lot.

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Do These 4 Things Weekly to Maintain Your Student Apartment

Apartments get dirty over time, and sometimes it’s not entirely noticeable.

Dirt, scum, and dust build up over time, so if you don’t see it right away, you may not think about it.

In order to keep it from building up and causing a bigger mess later, take time each week to clean up a few things...

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Live By These 5 Unwritten Rules to Live Your Best Student Apartment Life

As a student—living on your own, taking care of responsibilities you didn’t have in the dorms or at home—it can be difficult to figure out how you want to go about it.

Truthfully, you’re on your own now.

YOU get to make the decisions.

It can be hard when you’re first starting out, or when you’re...

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Don’t Forget to Bring These 10 Items to Your New Apartment

Congratulations!

You’re starting to gather supplies for your new apartment, and those years of living in the dorms have prepared you well.

You know the value of bringing air freshener and slippers to be part of your home, but what about those other odds and ends you haven’t had to think about?

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5 Key Things To Look For In Apartment Locations

Apartment-hunting is like house-hunting—location, location, location (among other things).

As a student, it’s important to think about why your apartment’s location is crucial in your decision-making process.

Asking about location is key, whether you research by yourself or you ask your...

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School vs. Nightlife: Answer These Questions Before Choosing an Apartment

When you’re on the hunt for a place to live, you’ll want to come home to somewhere that suits your personality and your needs.

The apartment's amenities, the parking, and location are all important factors when choosing where you’ll want to live for the next two or so years.

As a student,...

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6 Safety Tips for Traveling To and From Campus

Campus is your home. It’s the place you can go where you know you’ll be among friends.

No matter what, there’s always something eerie about being alone in the dark—especially on a wide open quad.

If you’re leaving class or an event late, and it’s already dark (curse you, daylight savings!), then...

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Make Sure Your Apartment is Close Enough to These 4 Things

When choosing an apartment, you’ll likely have a preference as to where you’d like to live in relation to other attractions. If you want to live near friends, that’s one main influence. Or maybe you want to live near work so you won’t have to commute when you’re scheduled to go in.

No matter...

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5 Ways First Site Uses Technology to Make Your Life Easier

It’s the 21st century, and while some places are still catching up with the times, First Site is up to date!

If you rent from First Site, you’ll have the fortune of being able to get updates and reminders about important information anywhere you go (you can even pay your rent from your phone).

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What Is The First Site Experience? Customer Service You Can Depend On

You’ve probably heard the slogan thrown around: “Live First Site.”

But what does it mean to live with First Site? Why should you sign your apartment with us, the place you’re going to call home for the next two (or more) years? What do we have to offer?

We have the whole package to offer....

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