What's Hot on RentedSpaces This Week

Keep your cool over this holiday weekend with hot ideas from Rented Spaces. Whether you're shopping for an a.c. unit, or dreaming of recycling your ice cream bar sticks into something useful, we've got you covered. See what else was hot this week:

The Right AC Unit Will Help You Cool Off

Don't let one searingly hot day drive you to an impulse buy on an air conditioning unit. With a bit of foresight and planning (and math), you can maximize your cooling and your value by getting the right size and type of unit for your space. Read more.

Need More Storage Space? Go Vertical!
Running out of room to stash your stuff in your less-than-large living space? Look up! There's a useful overhead space for everything from bikes and shoes to wine and plants. Get creative, and think outside the closet for your storage needs. Read more.

What to Ask a Future Roommate

Sure, favorite beer brands and television shows are valuable info to find out about your future roomie, but don't forget the important stuff too. Treat this important conversation like you would a job interview -- since you might not have such an easy time "quitting" your co-leasee. Read more.

Inventive Furniture Made of Popsicle Sticks
As the temperature climbs and the sound of "Pop Goes the Weasel" can be heard ringing out from ice cream trucks, it can only mean one thing: Popsicle season! (Yes, it's a proper noun / name brand. Who knew?!) See what one inventive designer is making out of the iconic wooden sticks. Read more.

Checking for Bedbugs: New Law Could Help NYC Residents
Sleep tight, New York. The Empire State's legislature has passed a new bill to help protect renters against NYC's rampant bedbug problem. An infestation -- in addition to being so eeewww -- can cost thousands of dollars to remedy, so if you're shopping for a NYC apartment, you definitely need to read more.

Easter Peeps Display Gets Woman Evicted
Easter's most polarizing love-it-or-hate-it candy is at the heart of a rental dispute in Boulder, CO. A Peeps-loving apartment dweller incorporated the pastel marshmallows into a holiday door decoration which has ultimately led to her eviction. Peep the whole sticky situation when you read more.

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