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Madeline Coite, Apartminty

Madeline Coite is a contributor to The Allstate Blog and provides informative articles about the renter lifestyle. She is one of the authors at a website dedicated to apartment hunting and apartment living.

Stories by Madeline Coite, Apartminty

5 Things to Clean Right Away When You Move Into a New Apartment

Dec 4, 2018

When moving from one apartment to another, cleaning is likely already on your mind. As you pack up and move out of your old apartment, taking the time to thoroughly clean the space is important if you want to get your security deposit back. What many don’t consider, however, is that there are a few items […]

How to Hang Items in Your Rental Without Using Nails

Nov 12, 2018

As a renter, there are a few important things to keep in mind if you want to get your security deposit returned to you when your lease ends. Returning the property to the landlord in the same condition it was in when you first moved in is high on that list. Personalizing your living space with artwork, photographs and […]

Where to Hide a Cat’s Litter Box in Your Apartment

Aug 21, 2018

If you’re a cat owner, you’ve likely spent some time considering the most discreet, least intrusive location for your cat’s litter box. As a renter, you may encounter challenges such as having limited living space or the inability to modify your rental, both of which can make it challenging to disguise your cat’s litter box. […]

4 Items to Paint When You Can’t Paint Your Apartment Walls

Aug 20, 2018

While some landlords and property managers may not allow you to paint the walls in your apartment, there are items and furniture where a coat of paint can go a long way toward making your place feel like home. For any paint project, there are a couple of prep items to keep in mind. First, […]

6 Housewarming Gifts for Apartment Dwellers

Jul 17, 2018

One tradition that seems to have stood the test of time is hosting a housewarming party. This occasion is often marked with a small get-together and gifts to be used in the new home. You may wonder which gifts are appropriate and useful for apartment dwellers moving into a new place. Whether the recipient is […]

Tips for Decluttering Your Apartment

May 24, 2018

Apartment dwellers often have limited living space, which means there’s simply not enough room to accumulate clutter the way a homeowner with a basement, attic and garage may be tempted to do. However, clutter may still creep in and pile up in your apartment. Here are some tips on how to stay ahead of clutter […]

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

May 16, 2018

Renting an apartment versus owning a home can often mean you have less control over your environment. When it comes to energy savings, however, there are still plenty of steps you can take to help reduce the amount of money you spend on utility costs each month. Here are seven quick and easy ways to […]

5 Items You Don’t Need in Your First Apartment

May 1, 2018

When moving out on your own for the first time, you might start thinking about all the items you need to purchase for yourself. It might be useful to identify a few big-ticket items that do not need to be on the list, to help minimize costs when you move out. These five items can […]

How to Keep Your Apartment Clean in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Apr 16, 2018

Have you ever found yourself going into the weekend excited for the relaxation and recreation ahead, only to remember that your apartment is less than tidy, maybe even pretty messy and dirty? You told yourself you’d tackle the bathrooms on Tuesday, but the task seems to have slipped through the cracks, along with the vacuuming, […]

5 Renting Myths Debunked

Oct 9, 2017

As a renter, whether you’re searching for a new apartment or trying to understand the terms and nuances of your current rental arrangement, there’s a lot of information to consider. With this may come a certain amount of misinformation. Here are some renting myths you may have heard and the truth behind them. Myth #1: […]