Apartment Composting 101

NYC Patio Garden

Now you can follow my blog with Bloglovin! It’s tough to save money and live sustainably when you are renting but often you can grow a few staple veggies on a patio even in the smallest spaces.  You can save even more (and be greener) by composting your kitchen scraps as a growing medium!  Learn how with this infographic from Sustainableamerica.org: Have you tried composting in your apartmen ...[Read More]

There Are Mice in my Apartment!

Scary Mouse

  I moved to Boston two years ago, into a lovely 2-bedroom apartment in Brookline with two amazing roommates. We were complete strangers who just met the day before Moving Day and enlisted the help of a realtor in our apartment search. He showed us three apartments; we ended up taking the first one we saw. Rent was steep, but it worked between the three of us and the location was wonderful. W ...[Read More]

GIVEAWAY! – $50 The Container Store Giveaway

An organized small spacee

You spoke and Rentwhich listened!  During our IKEA gift card giveaway, many of you said that one of your biggest renting challenges was finding space to store and organize in your small apartments.  To help you manage those small spaces, we’re giving away a $50 The Container Store gift card!  Share your most creative tips for storage in small spaces for a chance to #win! Enter using the Raff ...[Read More]

Top Cities for Young Professionals – Infographic

Cities for Young Professionals

The most obvious advantage to renting is that your financial chains are lighter and you, therefore, have more freedom to move around.  If you are a bit of a rolling stone and need to decide which city to call home next, check out this helpful infographic from Forrent.com.  Though we would like to add that we’re partial to a few other cities (ahem.. Boston!). Top Cities for Young Professional ...[Read More]

5 Things I Learned from Moving to Canada

5 Things I Learned from Moving to Canada

Before last December, I’d briefly visited Montreal and Vancouver, but the idea of moving to Canada never crossed my mind. Then my fiancée/common-law husband landed a new job opportunity in Victoria, British Columbia and six weeks later, we were packing up our Boston apartment and moving to B.C. We’ve spent almost six months in our new adopted city, so Lyn asked me to share some of my c ...[Read More]

10 Fall Decor Ideas for Renters

Fall Decor

Seasonal decorating in a rental is tough. It is tempting to purchase cute ceramic autumn leaves, witch statuettes or plastic jack o’lanterns, but these items need a lot of storage space and are irrelevant for most of the year. So how can you make your home festive and cozy without using all of your closet space to store Halloween décor and pumpkin scented potpourri bags? Luckily, there are a few s ...[Read More]

Cost of Renting in NYC – It’s Not Your Imagination

High Rent in NY

It’s hardly worth repeating but, yes, In fact, the smarties over at the NYU Furman Center did the math to determine exactly how high the rent has gotten.  Check out their infographic! New Yorkers!  What are you doing to combat exploding rents?  Moving further out?  Downsizing?  Taking on extra work hours? Readers from other cities!  Are you city’s rents getting too damn high too?  Tell ...[Read More]

What’s Your Top Must-Have Apartment Feature?

Blueprint

We always hear that the most important features in real estate are location, location, location but, at Rentwhich, we understand that the decision about which apartment to call home can be more complicated than that. Let us know what you think is the most important feature of an apartment.  If your top feature isn’t listed, choose other and tell us your top feature in the comments or tweet t ...[Read More]