The internet is loaded with online tools to simplify decorating your Atlanta apartment. Before you break your back, try clicking around for free and easy to use apartment planners like furniture arrangement and room decorating programs.
A great floor plan is only as good as your furniture layout. Room organization helps to ease movement, to create space and to increase seating in any apartment home. One method to plan your furniture arrangement involves printing a scaled floor plan of your apartment and creating scaled furniture from paper; however, Better Homes and Gardens offers a free online tool. Just select the basic shape of the room you want to decorate and enter the dimensions. Do the same with furniture.
Sherwin Williams also supplies a nice decorating tool called Color Visualizer where apartment dwellers can upload a photo of their Atlanta apartments and try out different paint colors. Other planners include My Decorator and See My Design. These programs involve more work, but you will be rewarded with complete 3-D designs of your room!
Stories of terrible roommates abound whether the parties began as BFF’s or met through a Craigslist apartment listing. Chances are, you have a bad roommate story, but don’t let that stop you from saving even more on your affordable Atlanta apartment. Co-existence can be made enjoyable with simple communication.
Interview. Before you co-sign the lease on an apartment rental, conduct a thorough interview with the candidates for roommate. Ask a lot of questions. People share tons of information on the internet these days. Look them up on Facebook or Google their names. Doing your research now may save you a nightmare later.
Plan. Spell out the apartment rules from the start by talking about rent, bills, other common expenses, guests and household chores. Make sure you agree on how to keep your clean Atlanta apartment tidy. Cleanliness compatibility can affect your entire roommate relationship.
Discuss. Maintain an open dialogue about your living arrangement by being respectful and open-minded. Don’t sweat the small stuff, but don’t let issues fester either. Apartment lifestyle is about community which begins in your own apartment home.
Listen. Be honest but not too loud and listen. Whether it is a spacious Atlanta townhome or small Midtown apartment, it’s only natural for a roommate to do something that gets on your nerves and vice versa. If you have a bad roommate story, the other guy does too. Peacefully discuss your feelings about the trash being taken out rather than arguing. Treat your roommate the way you want to be treated.
Finally, don’t forget to do the dishes! If your roommate forgets once let it slide instead of leaving a strongly worded note. Just don’t let it become a habit. Be sure to wash your own, also.
Visit any one of JAMCO’s Atlanta apartment communities when it’s time to select your next apartment rental