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Have Your Kids meet a NASA Astronaut – Today at Kearney Area Children’s Museum!

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August 17, 2017 · 9:19 am

Helping your College Student move in without (ALL OF) the Stress

Moving into your dorm or apartment as a college student is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make moving in a little less painful —

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1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, so you know what to unpack first.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

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Check out these Amenities that Drive Up Rent

While you’re apartment hunting it is important to know that there are key factors that may raise the price of your monthly rent. Here the scoop—

1. Living near an interstate

If living near the interstate or a highway is important to you, then the added cost of having an apartment a mile or so away from one may drive the cost of your rent up.

2. Elevator

The convenience of having an elevator in your building can still be pretty costly. On average, Priceonomics estimates that an elevator will add $120 to your monthly rent.

3. Fitness center

Priceonomics’ study shows that people pay an average of $90 a month for a fitness center, so if working out in your own building isn’t all that important to you, consider spending your money elsewhere.

4. Laundry in building

 

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Catch The Dark Crystal at the World Theatre Tonight!

The Dark Crystal – PG – The World Theatre

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard.

Check out more events in Kearney, NE here!

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How to Declutter Your Apartment

As an apartment owner you don’t quite have the luxury of storage, but sometimes things just start to pile up. Before you know if your apartment is cluttered and you don’t know where to start. We have compiled some steps to take the stress out of your last ditch effort to Spring clean before Summer —

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Shred piled up old bills and pay stubs

 Store your warm clothing

You’d be surprised about how much room you’re missing out on in your closets. Either vacuum seal old clothing to create more space or box them up and move them to the laundry room.

Clean out your refrigerator and freezer

This sounds like a real pain, but just think of it as setting yourself up for a less heavy duty cleaning job for when your lease is up.

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Wash your blinds and/or curtains

Because they actually are dustier than you think.

Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be miserable! Enlist your partner or kids with the duties and blast your favorite music while doing it. The sooner you get this done, the quicker you get to be carefree this Summer. Worry about your tan lines, not your messy apartment.

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Magical Summer Movies at the Minden Opera House

Take a short drive and see a classic with your loved ones at the Minden Opera House!

This summer let MOH and the Minden Parks & Rec Department put a spell on you with three enchanting family films!

May 19 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)

June 9 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

July 7 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (PG-13)

All movies begin at 7:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Special Potter-themed treats will be available for purchase! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more here!

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How to Negotiate a Lease Renewal!

So you really like your place but you’re worried that renewing your lease might mean that your rent will raise – or maybe you want to see if you can lower your rent since you’re a trustworthy renter. Here are some tips on how to negotiate your lease renewal!

1. Show off what a great tenant you are

Note that you haven’t burned the place down, bounced a check, disturbed the neighbors, snuck a pet in, or broken a window.

2. Try to extend your lease.

Guaranteeing that you’ll stick with them might be worth more than an increased rent.

3. Offer money up-front.

4. Come up with some requests. Would you be willing to pay the increased rent if they’d just replace those awful, drafty windows? Or the crumbling grout in your bathroom? What if they agreed to bring an exterminator twice a month instead of once? How about access to the backyard?

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Tips on How to Make Moving (Mostly) Painless

Moving into your place is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make morning a little less painful —

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

4. Pack plates vertically – They’ll be less likely to break.

5. If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in.

This is the most vital tip! Make sure that you take a picture of you rental before you move in to show any previous damage so that you do not get charged when your lease is up.

 

Happy moving!

 

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How to Sublease Your Apartment

Taking a trip? Want to move but don’t want to break your lease? We have compiled some tips to help guide you while subletting your apartment —

Get your landlord’s permission

You don’t want to get caught subletting without permission. That could end in a lawsuit or you getting evicted. Make sure to tell your landlord and sign the appropriate paperwork to avoid any mishaps.

Find a trust-worthy leaser

Nothing is worse than getting someone to rent your place and not being able to rely on a payment or they completely destroy your place. Make sure you either know the person or they put down a deposit to keep you from losing yours when your lease is up.

Questions to ask a potential subletter:

  • Where are you employed and what is your monthly after-tax income?
  • Why are you seeking short-term housing?
  • How many people will be living the apartment? Any children? Any pets?
  • Do you plan on having any social events or guests staying at the apartment?

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Tips You Need Before Moving in With Your Partner

Moving in with your significant other can be exciting – and also really scary. Here are some tips to help maneuver through the transition and also keep your relationship healthy —

1. Ask the person moving in, “How can we make this space more yours?”

You want to make sure that it feels like a shared space and not one person has all of the say. That may make one of you feel as if you don’t belong in your own home.

2. Split the bills up accordingly.

Decide (before you move in) what you each are able to afford. Are one of you willing to pay a little more than the other person because you make more? These are things to figure out before signing the lease and/or getting cable when you might want to just go with WIFI for the smaller bill.

3. Figure out your schedules.

Know how to keep the house balanced. Whoever gets home first can tidy up or start dinner. If you want up first water the plants and feed the dog. Make sure that you are splitting whatever chores according to your schedules.

4. Have a housewarming.

Make this official! Have a housewarming party and let your friends and family join in on the celebration of you and your partner getting your own place and taking a HUGE step in your relationship. This also gets FREE food to your house if you do a potluck.

5. Give each other space

As much as you love each other, everyone needs some alone time. Carve out some times in the day or week to give each other some space – Distance makes the heart grow fonder!

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Good luck and happy moving! Remember, EVERYONE gets stressed while moving, but the best part is – you’re getting to call this new space “home” with the person you love – or at least really like and would like to live with.

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