Furnished Apartment Do’s and Don’ts

There are a ton of benefits to living in a furnished apartment! Not only does it give you far more flexibility than you would have if you bought a home, but when you rent, you can live a carefree lifestyle without constant worry about home repairs and maintenance. 

However, there are some potential drawbacks. Things like bad roommates, shady lease agreements, and apartment damage can ruin the experience. The good news is, following some simple “Do’s and Don’ts” will help you avoid problems and ensure you love living in your new apartment. 

Do – Read Your Lease Thoroughly

Don’t make the mistake of just skimming your lease. You might miss an important detail that could come back and haunt you later. You’ll want to understand things like whether you can have a roommate and if there are restrictions on the types of pets you can have. Your lease will also explain important rules like liability for damage to items in furnished apartments and what happens if you have to break your lease early. 

Don’t – Rent Sight Unseen

If you’re moving to a new area, it can be tempting to choose an apartment online and rent it before you arrive. However, it’s important to see your apartment in person before you sign a lease. While the pictures might look great, you could arrive to find out the place has paper-thin walls, is in a shady neighborhood, or has a funky smell. 

Do – Be a Good Neighbor

When living in an apartment, always try to be the type of neighbor you would like to live next to. It’s always a good idea to smile and be friendly, but, more importantly, make sure your lifestyle doesn’t interfere with anyone else. This means making sure your guests are considerate, keeping noise down to a minimum, and being respectful of common areas. 

Don’t – Wait to Report Problems

If you notice a problem when you first move into your apartment, report it right away. Otherwise, you could be held liable for damage when you move out. This is particularly true for furnished apartments. You don’t want to end up paying for a giant soda stain on the couch or cigarette burn in the rug if it was there when you arrived. 

One of the benefits of apartment living is not having to deal with repairs and maintenance. However, if something comes up, you need to report it immediately. Problems with your heating and cooling, electricity, or water are only going to get worse, so call your landlord as soon as you notice an issue. 

Do – Keep the Place Clean

You might not have your parents nagging you to make your bed anymore, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still have chores to do. When you live in an apartment, it’s important to keep your kitchen clean, take out the trash, and clean the floors regularly. Not only will this help you avoid pests (rats and roaches anyone?) but it will help keep things looking new for longer. 

When renting furnished apartments, it’s even more important to take good care of the items that were provided to you. Stained furniture and dirty carpets will end up costing you when it’s time to get your security deposit back. 

Enjoy Apartment Life! 

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to enjoy apartment life. Follow these simple rules and you’re sure to have a great experience. Also contact us today to view a furnished apartment and start your new journey!