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If this is your first time living in an apartment, or you’re downsizing from a larger space, apartment living can be an adjustment. However, it can also be the perfect environment for you, your family and your furry friends. We have put together a few tips to help make apartment living a breeze, and to help you adjust to your new CLV Group apartment.

1. Find Your Perfect Fit

Apartment spaces come in the form of high-rises, low-rises, duplexes, triplexes, and more. Whether you’re looking for a home with character or modern features, finding the style of apartment that fits your needs is a sure way to enjoy your living space. Our Customer Care Coordinators are ready to help you find your next perfect CLV Group apartment that will suit your individual needs.

2. Choosing a Roommate

Looking to move in with a roommate? As you’ll be sharing most of the space, you want to make sure that you have a good relationship with your roommate. For those who are moving in with someone that you found online, it’s important that your personalities and living standards match. Nobody wants to have a bad roommate experience!

3. Keep Noise Down

Ever heard stories of noisy neighbours playing music or throwing a party until the early morning hours? You don’t want to be neighbours with that person, you also don’t want to be THAT person. Keeping noise down is an easy way to be a respectful neighbour yourself and to encourage the same behavior from your surrounding neighbours.

4. Pet Residents

CLV Group is happy to be 100% pet-friendly! Apartments can be an adjustment for your furry friends though. If you’re bringing your pet into an apartment, its best to make sure that they are friendly and quiet in nature. Who enjoys a barking dog all day while you’re away at work? If you’re training a new puppy, puppy pads are a great alternative to having to run outside in the middle of the night, especially if you’re on a higher floor. Read our blog post here, on how to adjust your pet to your new CLV Group home.

5. Downsize and Storage

Storage is your best friend. If you have bikes, or larger pieces that you need to store, you can rent a storage space in your building or consider renting a storage unit from an external company if spaces are not available in your building. A great storage tip is to purchase bins that can slide under a bed – store away bulky winter clothes and jackets during the summer, or use to store wrapping paper, tools, etc. For more storage tips and tricks, check out our post here. 

6. Make it Feel Like Home

Lastly, your rental space needs to feel like home. Adding special touches throughout the space can help make it feel cozy. Add throw pillows, wall décor, picture frames, momentums from trips, or other pieces that make the space feel like your own.

If you’re still searching for your perfect apartment, CLV Group has locations all across Ontario and Quebec – we’re here to help you find your new home!

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