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How To Save Money On Home Rent Every Month

By Mason White 11:03 AM January 6, 2017
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By: Michelle Parker

Saving money on rent is not as hard as you may think.

Saving money on an apartment, will help you keep more cash for yourself.

Remember that living in a big home may be nice, but why waste money on space that you don’t use.

Here are some tips on how you can save a lot of money by taking an apartment, which is smaller, but accommodates your family.

When you are looking to rent an apartment, be realistic on how much space you really need.

How many people are going to sleep in the home?
How much seating space do you need?
How much closet space to you need?

People tend to buy large couches and sometimes multiple couches, which take up a lot of space. However, only one or two people use them at the same time.

Buying two recliners instead of a couch will give you the ability to take a smaller apartment and still have comfortable places to sit.

If you have children, it would be wise to buy bunk beds or toddler beds, and put them in one room, rather than paying more rent for an apartment with an extra room.

Many people tend to fill up every space in the home. This will not only cost you more money, but having stuff that you don’t really need or use, will force you to move to a bigger apartment and pay more rent.

Here are some tips to eliminate the need of renting a bigger apparent.

Get rid of items that you have not used in 2 years, such as pots, kitchen utensils, clothes, purses and exercise equipment.

Remove bulky furniture and replace them with slimmer and smaller ones. This will make your home feel bigger and less cluttered.

It will also add space so you don’t feel the need to rent a bigger and more expensive apartment.

Organize and declutter your home so that you can utilize every space.

This will help you enjoy the space that you have or it will give you the ability to downsize to a smaller, cheaper apartment when your lease is up.

People tend to keep sentimental items even though they will never be able to use it again. When you organize your home, take photos of those sentimental items. This way you have the memories in photos and this will help you let go and get rid of them.