2 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Apartment

It’s hard to believe 2020 is already here! The start of a new year always brings new ambitions and goals, in hopes that these things will get accomplished or become healthy habits for the future. While we’re typically focused on resolutions for ourselves, why not commit to a few that are extensions of ourselves — resolutions for our apartment.

You probably spend the majority of your time at home following work. Does the new year have you thinking about new projects to take on or ways to make your time spent at home more enjoyable? Below are a few great apartment resolutions to make for 2020.

Create a Cleaning Routine

Apartments are smaller spaces than houses, so it is much easier to get them dirty and a lot less easy to conceal messes. That’s why you should follow a cleaning routine to keep your apartment in top shape. It’s easy to fall out of habit with your cleaning routine — that is, if you’ve ever created one before. For many, cleaning ends up happening when things start to look dirty… which isn’t a routine at all. 2020 could be the year you figure out how to keep your apartment clean without it becoming a daunting and time-consuming process. In order to do this, you’ll need to set some daily rules, such as:

  •       All dirty dishes get loaded into the dishwasher by the end of the day
  •       All dirty clothes are put into a hamper while others are hung up or put away where they belong
  •       And any other applicable daily tasks

When it comes to keeping dirt at bay, schedule a time to clean your apartment once a week. Some tips for a cleaner apartment include keeping all of your cleaning products in one place, as well as in a caddy so they’re easily transported from room to room. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should only focus on one cleaning task at a time. Schedule a day one week to clean the bathroom, a day the next week to dust, and so on.

Ditch the Clutter

Most of us start the new year with an accumulation of stuff. And more stuff than we had before. While the cliche saying goes “out with the old and in with the new,” we sometimes forget about the first part. It’s time-consuming to sort, and parting with that old tee shirt we never wear anymore can be harder than anticipated. With that being said, a clutter-free apartment makes room for the new and provides a much more relaxing atmosphere.

Invest in some storage solutions that will reduce the amount of clutter that is on your tables and counters as well as on the ground. Many storage solutions are multi-function and can work as decor as well as storage. Some people like to DIY storage solutions to save money, but there are some retailers who sell lower-cost storage furniture and other solutions that are suitable for an apartment dweller’s budget.

Why You Should Rent an Apartment In A Growing Area

When it comes to renting an apartment, several factors can determine which community is right for you. Whether you are looking to be close to schools, fun activities, or to save on rent, sometimes the best place to rent an apartment is an up-and-coming area with a lot of promise.

There are many benefits to renting an apartment in a growing area on top of the existing benefits of apartment living. No matter what you are looking for in an apartment, do yourself a favor and check out the communities in an emerging neighborhood; they have a lot to offer!

Lower Prices

The most obvious benefit of renting an apartment in a growing area would be lower costs. The more established areas that are in the most convenient locations will have higher rental costs when compared to neighboring areas that are still developing. With a less popular area comes fewer nearby shopping and amenities and perhaps longer commutes to work, so be careful and do your research. The positives can, however, outweigh the negatives. 

Growth Is Exciting!

Being a part of a growing area is very exciting. You will be well established and familiar with the area as you watch it grow from trendy part of town to a highly sought-after neighborhood. This can happen fast, even if you only live in your apartment for a year.

Usually located near larger cities, growing neighborhoods are never far from the action. As larger cities fill up and more people come to the emerging neighborhoods near them, the shops, restaurants, and other activities shortly follow. More than just things to do, smaller, up-and-coming neighborhoods each have their own unique character and culture.

Renting Can Be Smarter Than Buying

The opposite of what everyone always tells you, renting a house or apartment can indeed be smarter than buying a home. If you are unsure whether you want to remain in the area you’re currently in for years to come, you should not be buying a house there just for the sake of buying a house. A general rule is that if you want to stay in an area for 5 years or more, it might be best to buy. However, if you do not want to stay that long, if you’re a college student, or if you just are not ready for all of the extras that come with homeownership, renting is probably the path for you. 

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Best Apartments in Murfreesboro for MTSU Students

Ah, college. You’re away from your parents for the first time, and you get to move into your very own place. But with so many apartments in Murfreesboro – many of them rather pricey or way across town from campus – where are MTSU students to go? For many students at MTSU, being close to campus is the most important thing about choosing where to live. Being close to campus is ideal, since you have a shorter commute, you can run home between classes, and you’re right in the thick of the action – never having to miss an exciting event on campus because it would take too long to get there. So, what are the best apartments in Murfreesboro for MTSU students? We can help answer that! Here’s a great list of apartments, based on approximately how far they are from the main campus!

Walk to MTSU From Your Apartment

Imagine never having to deal with finding parking on campus! When you live in the apartments at 1418 East Main and 1434 East Main, this dream can become a reality. Situated just a stone’s throw from MTSU, these affordable Murfreesboro apartments are ideal for the student who wants to be as close to campus as possible. With studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom options at 1418 and studio and one bedroom floor plans at 1434, these apartments have a plan to suit every student.

Apartments Under 5 Minutes From MTSU

Only one mile from MTSU, College Park Apartments has studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans for MTSU students to enjoy. Just up the street from College Park are the University Lofts, which have one and two bedroom plans. Not only are both of these apartment complexes close to MTSU, but they are also close to historic downtown Murfreesboro and all the dining, shopping, and entertainment that area has to offer. 

Apartments 5-10 Minutes From MTSU

Although the headline says 5-10 minutes, these apartments are really just a little bit more than 5 minutes away from MTSU. If you want to be close to campus but not too close, look no further! Kingwood Apartments, Northfield Lodge Apartments, Summit Townhomes, and Northfield Commons Apartments are your best bets for apartments that get you close to MTSU while still allowing you to step outside of its immediate sphere. 

The best part about these apartments is that their locations are so convenient that even after you graduate if you get a job in Murfreesboro you’ll likely be close enough to work to keep living there! No one enjoys moving, so this is a definite plus. All of the apartments discussed above are professionally managed by us here at MMC. We know you’ll appreciate our commitment to serving the residents of the apartments we manage.