Apartment Composting 101

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 apartment?  What do you do to live sustainably in your apartment? ...

GIVEAWAY! – $50 The Container Store Giveaway

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 Rafflecopter widget below. You can read the full terms and conditions there, but the most important parts are: the giveaway is open to readers in the U.S. 18 or older (you must be an adult according to your local laws). Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 6th, 2014. a Rafflecopter giveaway ...

Top Cities for Young Professionals – Infographic

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 Professionals and Families Created by: ForRent.com Alright city loyalists!  It’s time to duke it out.  What city do you think is best for young professionals? ...

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

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 us in the comments. ...

What’s Your Top Must-Have Apartment Feature?

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 to #musthaveapt! ...

Happy New Apartment Day!

To all of you moving in today, good luck. Here’s to a great year in your new place! Party at your place tonight! Tell us your best #moveinday2014 stories on Twitter, Facebook, and in the comments! ...

GIVEAWAY! – IKEA’s Apartment Solutions & Win a $50 Gift Card!

IKEA Under $50 by rentwhich featuring word wall art Head lamp / Queen bedding / Colored box / Moka London word wall art / Home decor / Blacks outdoor / IKEA GRUNDTAL Container, stainless steel / IKEA BYGEL Utility cart, white, silver color / Casters furniture / Shelving unit / IKEA PORTIS Clothes rack, black   So many people living the #apartmentlife are in the process of moving this weekend that we at Rentwhich decided to lend you a helping hand.  Between physically moving, making use of small spaces, and decorating, the first few weeks in a new place can be tough.  To help, we’ve featured a few IKEA items under $50 that will organize, illuminate, and beautify your new digs to inspire you and we’re offering our first GIVEAWAY to help you along.  Talk about Rentwhich during your move and in the first days of your new place for a chance to win a $50 IKEA giftcard! a Rafflecopter giveaway *Gift card provided by Rentwhich.  No promotional consideration was provided for this giveaway. ...

Do You Suck at Craigslist?

Craigslist is an almost inevitable part of the renting process.  From finding your apartment to furnishing it, trusty CL is always there.  Unfortunately, a lot of people who try to Craigslist are doing it wrong.  Although their boneheadery can be frustrating, they are doing the rental world the favor of hilarity. Our friends at You Suck at Craigslist have allowed us to feature some of their favorite apartment and roommate posts so you can cram in a few giggles before your September 1st move.  If you haven’t already, visit and follow the site.  The comments are the best part!  Confused about the definition of a HOUSE $1800 / 4br – Beutiful 4 bdrm two story This is a HOUSE, not an appartment! available NOW!! great rental opportunity.4 bedrooms, three bath, large living room and kitchen with balcony/ deck. bonus room/extra living room down stairs. two car garage, with additional parking off steet. great family home. dish washer, stacked washer dryer upstairs, front loaders down stairs. off of quiet cul-de-sac in a nice martha lake neighborhood. call Teddy @ ###-###-#### for apointment and details. $45 non-refundable credit check fee.  Offer you can’t refuse – You pay me money but you can’t live at my house! Travel a lot but still need a bedroom to call home? If you travel a lot but still need a bedroom to stay in while you are in town? If you answered YES, this is the perfect fit!! I own and reside in a TWO -BEDROOM/ONE- BATHROOM Condo in [location]. The complex is called [NAME OF COMPLEX] and is located off the cross streets of [location]. There is easy access to TWO METRO STOPS ([two metro stop names]) via bus stop on property. Less than a mile from [location] and walking distance to Shopping Center. I am looking for a roommate that won’t be around much but still needs a place to call “home” every so often. The room is fully furnished with a full bed, night stand ,dresser, and TV. There is a 2 door closet inside the room also. I have a cat so you cannot be allergic to cats. I like my own space and am used to living alone but the mortgage has gotten to be too much. I’m looking for someone who travels a lot or maybe “lives at their boyfriends” house but mom and dad still think you have your “own” place… I think you get the picture. Utilities include Cable, Wireless Internet, Gas, Electric, Water/Sewer and Trash and would be an additional $50.00 per month. The rent that I am asking is $600 per month although willing to negotiate a tiny bit if you are the right fit. Please email me through craigslist with your contact information and why you are a good fit for my 1 bedroom rental. Not sure if this guy sucks at Craigslist or just won Craigslist – I certainly want to live in his loft! $940 / 1br – williamsburg loft its a 4 bedroom loft style apt. 1 bathroom huge kitchen/living room. 1 stop into manhattan on the L train. tons of bars/restaurants/shopping in the area. amazing roof/view if its just for the month thats fine, but theres a chance you can sign the lease in june if everyone gets along $940/month plus utilies please let me know soon!   Craigslist users!  What is the craziest thing you’ve seen while apartment, roommate, or furnishing hunting?  How much do you love You Suck at Craigslist? Where else do you find rental hilarity? ...