10 Tips: How to Get your Rental Deposit Back

How to get your rental deposit backWe’ve already chatted about ways to make your rental feel a little homier and comfier. But when it’s time to move, you’ve got a big task on your to-do list… get that rental deposit back! That means that those holes in the walls from your gallery wall need to be filled, and everything should be fresh & lookin’ good for your landlord.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for how to get your rental deposit back, so you can pick up that big ol’ check when it’s time to move on out. Continue reading


How to Patch Large Holes in Drywall

patching-holes-in-drywallWhen it comes to decorating rentals, we don’t hold back. That means that every wall is fair game when it comes to shelves, picture ledges, and frames galore. That’s because we are not afraid of creating a few holes in order to make our temporary home a little cozier and comfier. And why are we not afraid? Well, because patching holes really isn’t that hard or time-consuming. Continue reading


7 Temporary Decorating Tips for Renters

7 Temporary Decorating Tips for Renters

We are big believers in the idea that you should make every place you live feel like home. Heck, that’s why we have an entire blog about personalizing your space. We don’t care if you’re in your “forever home” or if your lease ends in 6 months…you should take some time to create a home that reflects your style, personality, and interests.

But now you’re thinking, “I rent and my landlord won’t let me do anything to make my pad more cozy.” Well renters, it’s time to rejoice. Gone are the days of staring at blank white walls devoid of any personality. There are plenty of ways to transform your rental, and still get your deposit back when it’s time to move onto another place.

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DIY Corner: How to Repair Holes in Drywall


Today’s DIY Corner might actually put money in your pocket during your next move. If you’d love a real shot at getting your deposit back from your old landlord after moving out here’s a cheap and easy 3 step guide on how to repair holes in drywall. Have yourself a merry DIY Thursday!

See that gallery wall full of frames and hanging décor? Hidden behind all of that “art” are holes galore. Ouch. Back when we moved in, I wasn’t about to hinder my creativity when decorating our apartment. I wanted it to be homey and cozy. So, out came the hammer and nails, and up went the frames.

Before I knew it, we were moving out, and in order to get my security deposit back, I needed to patch those bad boys up… and fast! Here’s what I did to get that wall looking fresh and smooth. Continue reading