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Madeline Coite, Apartminty

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 Apartminty.com a website dedicated to apartment hunting and apartment living.

Stories by Madeline Coite, Apartminty

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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: […]

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Apartment Glossary: Decoding Common Rental Terms

Sep 6, 2017

Whether you’re getting ready to become a renter for the first time or you’ve been an active renter for some time, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around in the rental world. From the basics to some more complex terms, here are some of the most common rental terms and phrases all […]

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Renewing Your Apartment Lease? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Do

Aug 29, 2017

For renters, there comes a critical time when you must decide whether to stay or go. When it comes to deciding whether or not you’ll be renewing your apartment lease, there are a number of important factors to consider. Here are just a few of the questions you may want to ask yourself when your […]

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Apartment Hunting: Why Looking at a Property’s Social Media Is Important

Jul 10, 2017

If you’re currently searching for a new apartment, you may want to add one more step in your online research: take the time to check an apartment community’s social media channels. A property’s social media may offer some unique insights into what to expect should you decide to move in. Here are some of the […]

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How to Host a Summer ‘Barbecue’ in a Small Space

Jun 20, 2017

Hosting barbecues is one way to enjoy the summer season with family and friends, but where does that leave apartment dwellers? Typically faced with limited indoor space and a lack of outdoor space to entertain, is it possible to host a barbecue-style party? With some planning and creative ideas, you’ll find that it is possible. […]

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6 Tips for Choosing the Right Apartment for Your Lifestyle

May 22, 2017

When it comes to choosing a place to call home, there are many factors to consider. These factors may include the size and price of the apartment, the location and the pet-friendliness of a given rental property, among other things. There are, however, some additional factors to think about when picking an apartment that go beyond the […]

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Apartment Gardening: 3 Ways to Bring In the Outdoors

Mar 13, 2017

When it comes to livening up an apartment, there’s nothing quite like live plants to help bring a fresh feel to a space. Whether you have a green thumb and a full-blown indoor garden or you’re a newbie looking to invest in your first houseplant, we can all benefit from the addition of a little greenery […]

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