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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.

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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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