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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Apartment

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You might think that if you can’t see any mold in your apartment right now, you’re all good, and you can keep chugging along as you always do. Unfortunately, this might not be the case. Mold has the tendency to pop up unexpectedly. Taking steps to actively prevent mold growth is the only way to […]

Seven Projects to Increase the Utility of Your Living Space

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The usual image of a do-it-yourselfer is of a homeowner with a nice tool shop in the garage, and pretty elaborate (and expensive) projects underway. Please do not take that image too seriously. There are endless opportunities for ingenuity to improve apartment living too, quickly, inexpensively, and without a lot of fancy tools and space […]

DIY: Tons of Ways To Make Your Apartment Kid Friendly

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1. Storage Hacks If you have kids, you already know that they take up a lot of space. You probably also know how difficult it is to make your home kid friendly. Maybe you are even thinking, “They take up ALL the space!” Their stuff can seem to proliferate everywhere. Even if you have the […]

7 Things to Love About Louisville, KY

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Team Dwellsy was incredibly lucky to catch up with Rachel, a transplant to Louisville, KY last week.  Rachel is quick to admit that she was reluctant to move to Louisville five years ago, but since she moved she has become a super-fan!  Let’s hear what’s converted her… 1. The Parks Whether it’s the Pumpkin Blaze […]

Do you need Renter’s Insurance?

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Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, Dwellsy will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.   For many of us, renter’s insurance might be the first insurance package we ever consider buying – I know it was for me.  And, many landlords […]

Notice to Vacate Letter – How to Write One

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Sometimes you just need a new place.  Leave that apartment behind and find a new path.  Perhaps it’s a new job, a new family circumstance, or a new adventure.   Whatever it is, it’s time to move.  So, how do you tell the landlord or property manager? Generally speaking, you need to write something called a […]

Condo, Apartment, Townhouse – What’s the difference? Is there a difference?

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Apartment, condo, walkup, flat, townhouse – what are all of these things?  What’s the difference between them? Can an apartment be a condo? Can a condo be a townhouse? What is a flat anyway?!? There are so many different types of rentals! In all the years we’ve been looking at rentals, we’ve seen very little consensus […]

Top 7 Must Haves: When inquiring about availability of a rental property

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You’ve got 30 days until you need to be out of your current apartment. You’ve narrowed down your rent budget, the neighborhood in which you want to live, the amenity must haves, and submitted a bunch of rental property inquiries. You check your email when you wake up in the morning to find out if […]