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Moving Tips For New Or Experienced Renters

Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve done it like a thousand times before (no judgment), you should know that it’s totally normal to not know what you’re doing. Sure, you may have a general idea of what’s supposed to go where, but if you aren’t careful, everyone involved is going to end up tired, sweaty, and disappointed.

Lucky for you, we have just the tips to help make your next move easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Without further adieu, here are our tips for things you can do to make moving into your place easier (*if you don’t have one yet, check out this post about what to look for in your first apartment).

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First apartment checklist. List includes first apartment essentials you'll need at your apartments by category. Categories include: kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, general cleaning supplies, and uncategorized necessities. First Apartment Checklist For New Renters

When you move into your first apartment, there are so many items to remember that you are bound to forget something small or large, yet essential. A good way to avoid having to head back to the store three or four times that first weekend you move in? Make a new apartment checklist. Or, just use ours! Our first apartment checklist has everything you need, sorted out by the rooms you’ll need to be populating with new stuff.

Download our first apartment checklist image above and print it out when you head to the store this August.

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Ohio University Off-Campus Housing: Top 10 Landlords in Athens, OH

At College Pads we get how demanding being a college student is. From studying to extracurricular activities, a job, and everything in between the last thing you want to do is pile yet another task on your plate, especially one as tedious as looking for off-campus housing near Ohio University. Between what you hear via word of mouth, browsing the Internet for listings, all while trying to find a roommate, finding the perfect place can seem nearly impossible.

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Faqs for first time renters. Image is a cartoon house. FAQ’s For First-Time Renters

Renting an apartment or house for the first time is an exciting milestone on the way to adulthood. The freedom from your parents and the restrictions of the dorms can be liberating, but it’s not all fun and games. For first-time renters, it’s important to prepare yourself before entering into a year-long lease. To help you out, we came up with a list of Frequently Asked Questions you should be asking yourselves—and your landlord—before signing your name on the dotted line.

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Cornell University Off-Campus Housing: 10 Top Ithaca Landlords
Collegetown, Ithaca. (Flickr)

Perhaps this is your first year of college and you opted out on on-campus living or maybe you’re finally getting ready to leave that dinky dorm room behind! Whatever your situation may be, it’s probably your first time looking for a place off-campus near Cornell, but how do you start? After an entire school year of guessing on your exams, let Rent College Pads take the guesswork out of where you’re going to live. We did tons of research to find the best of the best for Cornell off-campus housing so you don’t have to!  After reading countless reviews, we have left you with our tops picks for Cornell University and Ithaca landlords.

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Syracuse University: 10 Top Rated Landlords in Syracuse

Looking for a place to live quickly turns into a tedious and overwhelming task. You’ve heard landlord horror stories and making sure you choose a great place with an awesome landlord is at the top of your list.

To try and help you out we decided to do some research to find the top 10 landlords in Syracuse. We shuffled through hundreds of reviews to find the best of the best to choose from, and to make your off-campus housing search that much easier!

And to make things even easier, check out all these Syracuse University apartments.

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Top 10 Penn State Landlords

So you’re looking for apartments near Penn State — but where do you start? We know what not to do. Don’t go around town looking at For Rent signs taped up in dusty windows with landlord numbers hastily scrawled on them. Instead, you should research the best possible landlords and property management groups near campus! But how do you know which companies are best?

That’s where College Pads comes in. We work with reputable landlords on a day to day basis, so we’ve decided to put together a list of the best possible property management groups for you to compare when looking for your next place. Check out these top landlords, and then search for their Penn State apartments and houses on our customized map page!

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The Most Expensive And Most Affordable Colleges

Congrats; you did it! You’ve been accepted to more than one college, but now comes the hard part. Choosing where you’re going to go attend college is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime, and choosing where you’re going to live during those unforgettable four (maybe five) years comes in at a close second. While a lot of freshmen go for the dorm life their first year, the majority of students who have done their time living on campus anxiously anticipate the day when they can live in their very first off-campus apartment or house. Sure, staying on campus has its (slim) advantages, but a place off-campus comes with some unbeatable perks and, for the most part, is cheaper than living on campus in the dorms. Time to say goodbye to restrictions and rules and hello to your new-found freedom!

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Kansas State: The 5 Most Popular Houses For Rent In Manhattan, KS.

If you’ve been dreaming of the day you’ll finally be able to move out of the dorms and into one of the houses for rent in Manhattan, KS, know that living off-campus is everything you could have dreamed of and more. Living in off-campus at Kansas State means you’ll no longer have to wait outside your room because your roommate put a sock on the door, or do an awkward shuffle to your RA’s room in your towel because you accidentally locked yourself out. Sure, there’s a little more responsibility on your end (trash/dishes/etc), but it’s also way cheaper than living in the dorms. Rentals in Manhattan, KS usually range anywhere from about $300 – $600 a month per person depending on what type of rental you choose.

When you’ve never lived outside of the safety net of the dorms, you may be a little overwhelmed at the idea of finding a place to rent, which is totes understandable since there are over 250 different apartments and houses for rent in Manhattan, KS on College Pads to choose from

Curious to know what houses are the most popular for Kansas State students? Well, step this way because we’ve got the inside scoop. Check out the list of the top five most popular houses for rent in Manhattan, KS for students at Kansas State University below. 

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Student’s Choice: Top 10 Rated Student Housing Companies

Off-campus student housing isn’t quite like it used to be, and these top ten companies on our list are prime examples of how this growing industry is taking off-campus student living to a whole new level. Hundreds of luxurious off-campus student oases have been popping up at college campuses nationwide over the years. These extravagant student abodes often draw in their residents with impressive amenities, like high-end furnished apartments with utilities, rooftop resort-style pools, cyber study lounges equipped with Macbooks, indoor and outdoor sports courts, movie theaters, and beyond! 

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