Easy Ways to Recycle More at Home

Easy Ways to Recycle More at Home In our ever-consuming society, household waste is beginning to become a real problem. As landfills fill up and our natural resources and energy become scarcer, it is extremely important to start getting in the habit of recycling and reusing. Perhaps you already recycle in your household, or maybe […]

Natural and Nontoxic Ways to Clean Your Home

Natural and Nontoxic Ways to Clean Your Home Although convenient and easy to purchase at the grocery store, store-bought cleaners are loaded with chemicals that cause environmental pollution, may trigger asthma and allergies, and are usually unsafe if accidentally ingested. With so many unsafe chemicals in these store-bought, household cleaners, there are many people who […]

Micro Apartment Living

Give Micro Apartment Living a Try With popular television shows like Tiny House, Big Living, micro home and micro apartment living are gaining more recognition and popularity. More and more people are moving into large, cosmopolitan cities, and with property prices going up, there has been a surge in micro homes and micro apartments. But […]

Essentials for Your First Home

Essentials for Your First Home Moving into your very first apartment can be one of the most exciting milestones in your life. Whether you are moving in with your new spouse or moving out of your childhood house, having your first home is undoubtedly a thrilling experience. At the same time, it can also be […]

Minimalist Living

So You Want to Try Minimalist Living? Keeping up with the world today can be tiring—there is always the gadget that we need to buy, more clothes we need to shop for, or the latest technology that is supposed to make our lives easier. Advertising and the media constantly tell us that we need more, […]

The Benefits of Apartment Living

The Benefits of Apartment Living Living in an apartment is highly enjoyable and is often the home of choice for several homeowners. When compared to living in a larger home, such as a house, apartments can have many benefits. It’s important to get clear with what you want from your home, how much time you […]

Checklist for Searching for Apartments Near Me

Checklist for Searching for Apartments Near Me Looking for an apartment can be a stressful thing. You may have many different requirements and expectations of your new place, and having all the boxes ticked can be hard to do. While sometimes compromising on an apartment may be the case for many, it’s important to get […]

Top Tips for Moving into a New Apartment

Top Tips for Moving into a New Apartment Moving can be one of the most stressful times that you experience. Uprooting your life and moving into an entirely new space can be difficult enough; however, dealing with all of the logistical issues can be a nightmare. It’s no cakewalk to move, even if it’s to […]

Love on a Budget

Paying rent, loans, credit card bills, utilities and your other expenses can sometimes make budgeting for a holiday like Valentine’s Day difficult. It can be tricky to not splurge on expensive gifts for a loved one, but depending on your financial situation it may not be in anyone’s best interest. Although marketers love to flood […]

Complications of Living with a Pet in an Apartment

Although pets make great companions, not all pets are suited for apartment living. While homes generally have open backyards for your pet to claim as their own space, most apartments are confined quarters without backyards. The lack of open space may affect your pet’s happiness, making them feel closed off and lethargic. Homes with backyards [...]

Set Yourself Up for a Successful New Year

With the holiday season in full swing and 2017 right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. Whether you commit to something big or small, resolutions are about pursuing a fresh start and making permanent changes in a beneficial way. One of the best ways to […]

How to Successfully Host a Holiday Dinner Party in a Small Apartment

Many people who live in apartments are hesitant to host holiday parties because they feel their place is too small or they’re worried it might disturb their neighbors. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can make the most of your quaint living space and host a holiday party worth remembering. Here are some tips […]

Things to Look for in Apartment Living

If you’re searching for an apartment in the Lansing area, there are a number of things you should take into consideration before signing a lease somewhere. At Westbay Management Company, we understand it can be difficult to remember all these things while in the midst of apartment hunting, which is why we’re sharing the following tips to help you find the right rental for your needs, lifestyle and budget. While this list in no way details everything you should look for or avoid in a potential apartment, it’s a great place to start!