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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

7 Tips To Save Money While Renting


Saving money while renting a house or apartment is a tough challenge. With all the bills and fees that you have to cover as a tenant, it seems like saving is the last thing you’ll ever accomplish in your life.

But the truth is, some tips and tricks will help you actually save money while renting. Some of the most effective ones are as follows.

Choose location wisely

Before you sign up that lease, make sure that the apartment you chose is close to your job or school, to major establishments and transportation. Make sure that it’s only a few minutes away to the places that you will visit frequently. Aside from allowing you to save money, choosing the best location can save you precious amounts of time!

Know your wants and needs

If you are dead serious about saving money while renting, you should cut down on some rental perks and amenities. Always go with the space that offers all your needs for a pretty affordable price instead of renting one with added amenities that you won’t be really using that much as a tenant.

Watch out your energy consumption

Turn off the lights when they are not in use. Unplug all of your appliances (don’t just turn them off) if you’ll be away for a few hours or so. If you can replace all of the electrical appliances into energy saving ones to save money in the long run.

Go with the utility bills included with the rental 

Houses or apartments for rent with utilities included can help you save money while renting in the long run. Look out for these spaces and see if the stuff they offer is fit and right for your needs and preferences. With these, you also don’t need to think about paying your utility bills separately.

Use multitasking furniture or appliances.

Multitasking furniture or appliances don't only help you save floor space. It also enables you to save money in the long run. Get a sofa with a hidden bed. Use a coffee table that doubles as storage. The same thing goes with your kitchen appliances and items.

Consider roommates

The best and easiest way to save money on your rent is by getting the right roommate. Get someone you know or trust to live with you in your rented space. This way, you can split all the bills, not only the rental fee, but also the grocery, utility (if they are not included on the rental) and more.

Negotiate your lease

If you are a good tenant, negotiate when you sign a new lease. Good paying tenants are always of excellent value for landlords. They will do everything they can to keep you in. It won’t hurt to ask them for some sort of discount or special fee upon signing your renew lease. They might not give you much, but if you plan to stay in the long run, it can turn into significant savings on your bank account.

Saving money while renting could be tough but not that impossible to achieve. Try the above-given tips, and you’ll be able to keep some of your hard earned money.


About the Author

Ron is the webmaster of Apartments-For-Rent-In-Michigan.Com. He often writes tips and advice for homeowners, tenants, and landlords. You can visit MichiganHousesOnline.com blog for more information.

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