WYL Blog: Moving

6 Ways to Save On Moving Costs

6 Ways to Save On Moving Costs

Moving isn’t cheap but it can be made more affordable. Here are several ways to save on moving costs! ...

5 Tips to Maximize Storage in Your Space

5 Tips to Maximize Storage in Your Space

Living in a city has so many perks but extra storage rarely seems to be one of them. Here are some creative ways to maximize your storage space. ...

Why the Pandemic May be a Good Time to Find a New Apartment

Why the Pandemic May be a Good Time to Find a New Apartment

It may be counterintuitive to consider moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to lack of demand, job losses and declining confidence in the rental market, you may be able to take advantage of the market downturn and gain an edge. Here are ways you can capitalize on the downturn in the rental market when considering moving to ...

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rent prices have outrun inflation for years. In the last decade alone, apartment rental costs have risen by 150% and until recently, there was no end in sight for this unprecedented increase.  Now, because of the coronavirus, it's finally beginning to go down. This decrease is especially notable in big cities, where th ...

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

Security deposits are usually required when leasing apartments. Although it's uncommon for a landlord or an apartment manager to waive this fee, renters that have unblemished credit may be able to rent a property without having to pay this additional fee.  If you have paid a security deposit fee upon signing your apartment le ...

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

Hunting for an apartment in a large, competitive city is difficult. However, you can find the best apartment for your needs with the right tips. Here are some that will help you to land your dream apartment in a competitive city like New York or San Francisco: Asses Open Houses Properly To stay ahead of the other potential renters, ...

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Last summer, workers and residents of New York City woke to news of a steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District on July 19. Dozens of residential and commercial buildings were forced to evacuate, and asbestos-containing debris released during the explosion raised concern. Fortunately, The New York Times reported that no one was se ...

What are Students Loans, and Why You Should Be Careful

What are Students Loans, and Why You Should Be Careful

Education is one of the essential pillars of our careers and is one the key foundation of any economy and the county as a whole. However, it is expensive, and most people cannot afford the cost and expenses of obtaining higher education. Student loans are an implication that you are paying to have an education. This means that you hav ...

The Alternative #NovaBabe: Rising Star Kaya Nova Talks Spelman, Songs, and Studying Your Craft

The Alternative #NovaBabe: Rising Star Kaya Nova Talks Spelman, Songs, and Studying Your Craft

Kaya Nova is 23 year-old R&B singer-songwriter and producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Influenced by classic soul, neo-soul, and the current wave of alternative R&B, her sound is a bridge between the generations of music she has grown up with. Having studied music at Spelman College and Berklee College of Music, Kaya Nova ...

5 Ways To Know If You're Ready To Move In With Bae

5 Ways To Know If You're Ready To Move In With Bae

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEiswGgnXx4[/embedyt]   Are you thinking of a potential move in with your significant other? Moving in with someone is a major step. So, how do you know if you're ready to take that big leap? With Cuffing Season right around the corner, it's important to make sure you're ready f ...

Going Out On A Whim: An Intimate Conversation with Buzzfeed's Style and Beauty Writer, Jamé Jackson

Going Out On A Whim: An Intimate Conversation with Buzzfeed's Style and Beauty Writer, Jamé Jackson

Have you ever had that sudden feeling to do something impulsive, that you’ve never considered before, but you knew you just had to? Yeah, that feeling is called a “whim”. If you didn’t know what a whim was prior to this, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase "going out on a whim." The new phrase is used to describe when an indiv ...

Three Places Asbestos Can Hide in Your Apartment

Three Places Asbestos Can Hide in Your Apartment

While transforming a new apartment or house into a home, it is common to be consumed with issues ranging from aesthetics to functionality. Oftentimes, our focus narrows in on old carpets, the need for a fresh coat of paint, or the mold in the bathroom. It’s easy to overlook the possibility of a deadly toxin, like asbestos while making ...