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Heat Your CTBest Apartment Without Raising the Electric Bill

Posted On: Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Heat Your CTBest ApartmentThe Connecticut winter season is here and you’re probably searching for ways to keep your apartment warm without cranking up the thermostat. How can you stay cozy and warm throughout a chilly winter without driving up the electric bill? From what temperature to set the thermostat at to buying rugs for your floors, here are tips on heating your Branford, Norwalk and Stamford apartment without breaking the bank. (more…)

Quickly Make Your CTBest Apartment Appear Clean and Inviting

Posted On: Monday, November 26th, 2018

Clean Your CTBest Apartment

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a strong possibility that you’ll receive some surprise guests at your CTBest apartment.  To make it look like you have your life together, you know you must make your apartment look clean and feel inviting. Here are a few tips beyond just stashing clutter in baskets and closets to quickly make your apartment look cleaner. Some of these will make your apartment look better and others will help to make your guests feel as at home as possible. (more…)

Get a Stronger WiFi Connection in Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, November 15th, 2018

WiFi Connection at CTBest ApartmentsIs there anything more frustrating than being fully engaged with an episode on Netflix or in the middle of a game only to have the system begin to buffer? Everyone knows that WiFi signal strength begins to weaken the farther away you are from the router but what if you’re in the living room and you are still experiencing weak service? If your Wi-Fi signal is being unreliable, there are a few ways you can get a stronger Wi-Fi connection in your CTBest apartment. (more…)

Kickoff the Super Bowl with These Party Tips

Posted On: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Super Bowl 52 is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning your party. There are generally three main reasons everyone loves the Super Bowl; the game, the food and the party. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or gathering around for the commercials, this is a great opportunity to have friends and family over to your apartment.

We have put together some great advice on decorations, food, drinks and seating for the Big Game. First, remember that hosting a party at an apartment is much different from hosting on in a house. Contact your landlord and neighbors as common courtesy to let them know you are having guests over. (more…)

Five Move-in Tips to Help You Transition

Posted On: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Transitioning to adulthood is exciting and can present challenges, like living on your own for the first time. Even if you have roommates, apartment living provides a chance to spread your wings and plenty of opportunities to grow. . One of the first growth opportunities might happen on the day you move in to your new apartment. Here are some tips to make this change easier:

Bring a cart with wheels – A major key to success when moving into your new apartment is making the process as efficient as possible. A rolling cart takes strain off your body, and allows you to move more every trip to the van. You can rent these from moving companies, and some apartments provide these to new residents. A group of friends could pool resources to purchase one and use it for years to come. (more…)

Tips for Juggling College Life

Posted On: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

College life balanceAn inevitable part of the college lifestyle is learning to juggle numerous activities in just a short amount of time. You want to have the energetic college experience you have always dreamed of, but suddenly you have five papers due next week and you’re in need of money. Then you realize you haven’t been spending time with your friends, and on top of all that, your diet consists of take-out. Where and how does the balance begin? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when trying to juggle college with the rest of your life:

  1. Prioritize and Plan: The first thing you should do when you begin college is know what you want to do and what you have to do. You know you have to go to class, you can gather which classes will have heavy homework, and you can select which time slots are best for your classes. Once you have the information about classes, prioritize your time for a job, social activities and healthier living.  At CTBest Apartments, we make it easy for you to prioritize rent with our online rent payment application. (more…)

Tips for First-time Renters

Posted On: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Hoyt Bedford apartments near Downtown StamfordWith classes beginning this month, there may be many who are stepping out and looking to rent for the first time. Whether this is your first time or the fourth time renting, there are some things you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips to remember throughout the entire process:

  1. Make a budget: One of the first things you should do when starting to look for an apartment is to make a budget. You need to be able to know what you can afford. The general rule when it comes to renting is your rent should not exceed 30 percent of your income. Budget wisely and don’t go over your budget.
  2. Have priorities: Create a list of priorities of what you want you in your apartment and lease. Know which ones are more important and which ones you would be willing to give up. Having this list can help you further narrow down your choices and find the one that best fits you. Examples may include ability to have a pet, location or square footage. (more…)

How to Make Guests Feel at Home in Your Apartment

Posted On: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

How to Make Guests Feel at Home in Your ApartmentWhether they stay for the weekend or just a few minutes, it’s important that your guests feel welcome in your apartment. From subtle touches to rolling out the red carpet, we’re sharing our top tips for being the perfect host.

-Having guests over is the perfect excuse to get some of that much-needed cleaning out of the way. If you weren’t expecting company, de-clutter what you can and shut off rooms that you don’t want them to see.

-Plan ahead of time by stocking the fridge and pantry with items your guests will enjoy. If you’re not sure what they like, or don’t want to worry about allergies, they definitely won’t mind if you ask.

-For overnight guests, be sure that they have nice, clean sheets and fresh towels to use. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but white linens convey the most sense of cleanliness, which is important to any guest.

-You should also make sure to have sleeping arrangements ready before guests arrive, so they don’t feel like they are inconveniencing you. (more…)