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When you hear the words thrifty apartments, what comes to mind? Are you picturing a dorm room type place or something furnished in hand-me-downs? Saving money on an apartment rental doesn’t mean you have to go that route, and it can actually be easy if you are open to thinking a little bit outside the box.

  • If you can move to an area outside the “hot spots” of the city or town you want to live in, you might just save yourself a bundle. Giving up a bit of convenience can mean adding up the savings. Check around and see what the difference is in rent.
  • Renting a room out or taking a roommate in is another way to be thrifty if you don’t mind the company. Splitting the bills is a nice savings and sometimes the company can be nice as well.
  • Downsizing can be a money saver too. If you can do without a lot of space, you will save yourself some cash. Ask yourself if you really need two bedrooms or a large kitchen. If you can go smaller, you’ll do better.
  • Pass on amenities. Sure, things like a big balcony or cozy fireplace are fantastic, but if you are looking to get something less expensive, amenities like that may have to wait a little bit until you can afford them.
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About Geneva McNamara:

Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.


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