Is It Cheaper to Live in Oakland Than San Francisco?

Is It Cheaper to Live in Oakland Than San Francisco?

When moving to the Bay area, you’re faced with a big question: Should I live in San Francisco or Oakland? It’s no secret San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in—but does that same hold true for its sister across the Bay?


Where Can I Recycle My Books in San Francisco?

Where Can I Recycle My Books in San Francisco?

San Francisco is a city full of smart, intelligent and artistic people. It’s safe to assume that many of these people have impressive libraries. At the very least, typical San Francisco classics like books written by Mark Twain and Jack Kerouac don their bookshelves. But as part of the decluttering process, sometimes books don’t make …
Make a Blessing Bag For San Francisco’s Homeless [Infographic]

Make a Blessing Bag For San Francisco’s Homeless [Infographic]

San Francisco is home to one of the largest homeless communities in the country. There are 511 people on the streets for every 100,000 residents in San Francisco, according to a recent report. This can be saddening to many people, especially when you first move to San Francisco. However, the positive news is The City by …
What is San Francisco Rent Control?

What is San Francisco Rent Control?

San Francisco rent control–the magical saving grace for long-term San Franciscan residents. You’ve probably heard whispers about it if you’re new to the city. Friends and family have most likely murmured, “find an apartment with rent control.” They’re smart. You should listen to them. It will indeed save you from a huge headache in the …
Airbnb Your Home in San Francisco–What You Need to Know

Airbnb Your Home in San Francisco–What You Need to Know

Airbnb is a great way to make passive income in San Francisco–and many city dwellers are aware of this. Since Airbnb launched, San Francisco neighborhoods like The Mission, SoMa, NoPa, Bernal Heights, and Noe Valley have the most list listings on the short-term rental site. In a city where hotels are pretty expensive–and limited–there’s nothing …
San Francisco Moving Permit: How to Apply Guide

San Francisco Moving Permit: How to Apply Guide

If you’re planning a move in the city of San Francisco, it’s likely you’re going to need a San Francisco moving permit for the moving truck, and most San Francisco movers put this responsibility on the person moving. Unfortunately, the city doesn’t make it easy to figure out how to get your San Francisco moving permit. So we’ve compiled this movers guide outlining the steps to getting your temporary San Francisco moving permit.


The Rules on Your San Francisco Rent Deposit Return

The Rules on Your San Francisco Rent Deposit Return

San Francisco apartments aren’t only expensive in terms of monthly rent, they’re expensive to move into. Most landlords and landladies require a first and last month rent deposit. Sometimes, if the place is furnished, you will be asked to pay three times one month’s rent before you move in. According to California Civil Code Section …
Top 5 Truck Rental Companies in San Francisco

Top 5 Truck Rental Companies in San Francisco

Congrats, you got a new pad in San Francisco–or perhaps your startup is moving offices. What an exciting time to start a new chapter in your new space. While it can be sad to say goodbye to the old, it’s way more exciting to say hello to a new beginning (despite the packing and moving …
Bay Area Holiday Activities to Get Your Winter Fix

Bay Area Holiday Activities to Get Your Winter Fix

Ah, winter in California– where temperatures rise higher than 65 degrees on a sunny day, and rarely drop below 50 on a cold one. Even though that might feel cold to some, we know we’ve got it good compared to the rest of the country. Unless you’re spending the weekend tucked away in the Sierras, …
Clutter Stresses You Out, According to Science

Clutter Stresses You Out, According to Science

Editor’s note: This is guest post written by the lovely Lucy Milligan Wahl, founder of LMW Edits and professional organizer. I’m a professional organizer. When I’m talking about my business in social situations, people often ask me if there are any actual benefits of an organized home. And yes, the question usually comes across as …