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Robbery Happens: 7 Safety Tips from a Madison Renter

  
  
  
  
A number of burglaries are reported every year in Madison

Robbery happened to Nikki Acker. She was a sophomore at UW-Madison when her apartment was broken into, and her story is a good lesson in how to prevent crime. The safety tips she suggests are particularly meaningful in light of the recent rash of burglaries in the downtown Madison area.

Hippie Christmas Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts of Move Out Trash Picking

  
  
  
  
Hippie Christmas Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts of Move Out Trash

Prepare to harness your inner dumpster diver – “Hippie Christmas” is just around the corner. It’s all in good fun, but it can also come with theft, fines and a huge mess. Here are some tips, courtesy of Madison city officials, to help make the unofficial event a merry one for everyone.

Turn Moving Day into Pay Day with #SBAMoveIn!

  
  
  
  
Turn Moving Day into Pay Day with #SBAMoveIn!

Madison’s streets will soon run wild as people pack it in for moving day. It’s a day filled with camaraderie, excitement and shenanigans of all kind - and we want to see it!  For the third year, you can win big by sharing your move-in experiences in our #SBAMoveIn contest.

Ride More, Worry Less: Five Ways to Protect Your Bike Against Theft

  
  
  
  
Bait bikes has significantly reduced bike theft in Madison

Bike theft has experienced a recent spike in downtown Madison. Here are some smart, and super-easy ways to protect your bike against theft, as well as information about an innovative program the Madison Police Department launched to reel in the bike bandits.

The Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Last-Minute Housing

  
  
  
  
The Apartment Hunter's Guide to Last-Minute Housing

Fear not, apartment hunters: It’s never too late to find last-minute housing in Madison. There are more available units on the market every year, which means there is a great apartment out there with your name on it. Here are a few resources and tips to help you dig up a last-minute apartment gem.

11 Ways to Move In Without Losing your Mind

  
  
  
  
11 Ways to Move In Without Losing your Mind

You would be hard pressed to find a day that Mad Town is madder than on student move-in day. Here are some tips from a couple of student employees at Steve Brown Apartments (SBA) to help make moving into your new apartment a bit easier.

Go Wild this Summer: 11 Tips for the New Camper

  
  
  
  
Go Wild this Summer: 11 Tips for the New Camper

You’ve spent all winter cooped up indoors in your Madison Apartment, so why not head outdoors?  Camping is a great call, especially if you’re on a tight budget.  We’ve got some essential camping advice if you’re venturing outdoors, and even a gift card to REI for one lucky person to help get you there quicker!

10 Surefire Ways To Stay Cool In Your Apartment (Without Turning On The AC)

  
  
  
  
10 Surefire ways to stay cool in your apartment

We all have different ways of dealing with tough situations. But sit in an unairconditioned apartment on a sweltering summer day, dripping sweat from places you didn’t even know you had pores, and we all become the same thing - desperate. Here are ten ways to stay cool in your apartment without an air conditioner and a couple homemade remedies for the true innovator:

How to Get Your New Company to Pay for Relocation Expenses

  
  
  
  
How to Get Your New Company to Pay for Relocation Expenses

You’ve landed an exciting new job in an exciting new place. Congratulations! Now all that stands in your way is moving there. But since corporate relocation expenses can cost upwards of $20K for renters, here are some strategies for getting your new company to foot the bill.

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