Yearly Archives: 2014

Do It Yourself Apartment Holiday Decor…Decorate on a Budget!

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The holidays are a joyous time spent with friends and family, but it can also be hard on your bank account. While we all want to spruce up our apartments to match the festive season, after purchasing all manner of gifts our budgets are stretched pretty thin. If you’ve got a bit of the DIY bug (and even if you don’t) there are a number of fun and inexpensive ways that you can get your apartment holiday-ready without breaking the bank. Here, RentSeeker shows you some of our absolute favourites. Do It Yourself Apartment Holiday Decor…Decorate on a Budget! Read More

DIY Design Hacks for Your Apartment

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Want to spruce up your apartment decor but don’t want to break the bank? If you’ve got a flair for DIY projects – and even if you don’t – we’ve found a number of fun and easy projects that will change the design of your decor. Read on for hacks that will have your apartment looking hot for the holidays and beyond.
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The Online Revolution: How Landlords Can Stay Relevant in a Digital Marketplace

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You’ve probably heard it all before – social media is the where the action is, being online is the best way to market yourself, you need to keep a finger on the pulse of the latest technology, and on it goes. Chances are, you already have a Facebook page and Twitter account for your property. But are you really using them to their full potential? Anyone can send out a Tweet or two each day, but it’s the truly innovative who use social media to reach people like never before. Whether you want to work on creating brand loyalty or launch a social media campaign that will engage the online community and expand your reach like never before, it’s time to up your online ante.
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Tips For Transforming Your Apartment In to a Haunted House

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The witching hour is almost upon us! Living an apartment doesn’t mean you are left out of all the Halloween fun. Whether your building is allowing trick-or-treaters to come by or you’re throwing a spooky party, transforming your apartment into a haunted house is a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. Big or small, there are a few ways you can accomplish the task of scaring up some fun in your humble abode. Here are some of RentSeeker.ca’s favourite ways to change your apartment into a creepy haunted house. Tips For Transforming Your Apartment In to a Haunted House Read More

RentSeeker Hacks: How to Clean Your Apartment with Simple Tricks

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If you’re like us, you’re not a huge fan of cleaning – especially those big jobs that seem to take up your entire Saturday. Thankfully, there are a number of “hacks” you can use to make your apartment cleaning so easy you’ll wonder why you ever dreaded the task so much in the first place. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite life-changing tips that will get your apartment in tip-top shape in no time. RentSeeker Hacks: How to Clean Your Apartment with Simple Tricks Read More

Host with the Most: Preparing Your Apartment for Overnight Guests

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Sometimes the thought of playing host to overnight guests can be stressful, especially when you live in an apartment. You might think that you simply don’t have the room and can’t give your guests the comfort you want to give them. We at RentSeeker are here to tell you that you CAN be a great host, regardless of the size of your apartment. Whether you have friends coming in to town just for the weekend or you have family staying with you for the holidays (which will be here before we know it), there are ways to prepare your abode to welcome your guests. Host with the Most: Preparing Your Apartment for Overnight Guests Read More

Falling for Autumn: DIY Designs to Spruce Up Your Apartment Decor

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September is a month of renewal. It not only signals back-to-school, but it also heralds in the changing of the season. While many Canadians lament the leaves beginning to fall, we at RentSeeker say that it’s time to embrace it. The colours of autumn are the perfect backdrop for flexing your creative muscle and making your apartment decor a lively tribute to the season. Before you start to haul out the Halloween decorations, give your apartment a taste of fall with some of these simple and inexpensive ideas. Falling for Autumn: DIY Designs to Spruce Up Your Apartment Decor Read More

Apartment Deep Cleaning Made Easy

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We all know about spring cleaning, but what about fall cleaning? Before the snow falls, take some time to deep clean your apartment and prepare for the winter ahead. We’re talking about the areas that you might not clean on a weekly basis, like window sills, walls and baseboards. After having your windows open throughout much of the summer months, dirt and dust will have begun to accumulate in these areas without you even realizing it. Banish the grime with RentSeeker’s handy checklist that will make your apartment deep cleaning a breeze (or at least feel like one). Apartment Deep Cleaning Made Easy Read More

Flexing Your Green Thumb as a Renter

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Want to go green? You’re not alone. The environmental-friendly household trend is no longer a trend at all. In fact, a study from Green Living/MacLean’s shows that 42% of adults have used a natural, organic or eco-friendly household product in the past few years. Sales of green cleaners have also increased by 229% between the years of 2005-2009 alone. As awareness of our “carbon footprints” increases, so does our desire to reduce, reuse and recycle. If you’re looking for easy ways to implement green living into your everyday, we’ve rounded up some tips that will make the transition a simple and, dare we say it, fun one. Flexing Your Green Thumb as a Renter Read More

Maximizing Your Apartment Search Online

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Searching for the perfect place to call home doesn’t have to be an ordeal. You can make the most of your time by doing most of your apartment search research online by sticking to a few basic rules. Of course, you will want to start by first having a rough idea of what you are looking for. With so many apartments for rent and options available, it can feel like an almost impossible task to sift through them all to find the right one. Maximizing Your Apartment Search Online Read More