Contemplating the thought of sweet, sweet independence and finally renting your first apartment? Exciting times! But wait, before jumping in, make sure you read these 7 crucial tips for first time renters. From figuring out how much rent you can afford to deciding whether or not to get renters insurance, we've got your renter's checklist ready.
Velcro: While in Madrid last year, I stayed at a basic and inexpensive hotel that used strips of velcro to affix heavy canvas to the wall in lieu of a headboard. As my (not so great) photo shows, it looked simple, clean and modern. (Yes, this fabric is plain black, but you could use any fabric you want.)