I’ve been in about eight rental units in the past five years.
- I hate renting and really hope to buy a home so that I don’t have to deal with it anymore, but for now I try to do the best with what I have.
I’ve learned a few tricks that are non-negotiables to have with rental units such as a dehumidifier. I rarely ever trust the air conditioning and air purification system that a rental home has, so I tend to take that into my own hands. I have really awful sinus issues, so having quality air is important for me and my health. I’ve learned that some rental units don’t have the best dehumidifying systems, especially if it is an older home. I purchased a small dehumidifier a few years ago and it has been a crucial component to every rental I’ve had ever since. I’m even thinking about upgrading to a larger dehumidifier since my current rental has window air conditioners and not the best air circulation. I can tell that the floors and walls have some water damage so a larger dehumidifier should help lessen the damage during my lease. Large dehumidifiers can be a bit pricey so I think I am going to wait for a good sale. I’ve also become a pro at finding quality furniture and housing items at good prices. The trick is to wait for a holiday to roll around because most home stores will run really good sales. Online shopping has become a dangerous pastime of mine, but I tend to window shop. I know when I have the money to purchase something and when I don’t.