Treating your apartment move-in like a crime scene can save you money

Through my years at college I’ve lived at four various locations: an on-campus dorm, an on-campus apartment, and two off-campus apartments. Something I learned later that I wish I would have learned earlier, is the importance of unit condition forms—those carbon copy documents that you fill out completely ignore, asking you to notate what’s dirty, broken, or just not “right” about your new home. That way when you move out, someone can compare the list to see if you’ve dirtied, broken, or made something not “right” during your stay.