Deposits Tips: What is Excess Damage

Leaving an apartment with any form of damage can be cause for losing a security deposit. Landlords cannot dock tenants for normal wear and tear, but sometimes figuring out the difference can be tough. Does a worn out rug count as damage? How about paint? Here is a quick list of a few things that are considered damage in an apartment.




Burns on the carpet or walls

Broken tiles

Holes in the walls

Large carpet or wall stains

Broken doors

Urine stains from pets

Broken refrigerator shelfs

Missing blinds

Toilet wont flush


This of course is not an exhaustive list, but when you are moving out begin thinking about the what items maybe damaged because of normal wear and tear. If you have questions, as your landlord for help. They are usually more than happy to help out.

Best Spin Classes Near Santa Ana

Spin class workout routines are definitely not a ride in the park.  The high-intensity workouts can burn upward of 900 calories and the stationary bike routines will leave your legs feeling like spaghetti strands at the end. Anything that is trendy typically gets a bad name, but spin workouts are an excellent way to lose weight and get back into shape for the New Year. If you are thinking of joining, most places will offer the first class for free. Here is a quick list of three great spin classes near your Santa Ana apartment.


Smoke & Mirrors Fitness

2710 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (949) 683-0965


Pilates + Cycle

940 W Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92868

Phone number: (714) 600-3850


Full Psycle

7801 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone number: (714) 903-7746

What NOT To Do When Eating Sushi

Sushi is a proud cuisine that dates back to the second century AD and has a rich history in the East. Sushi has become a trendy meal in the United States over the last few decades, so we are still relatively new at eating it. If you are planning to have more sushi in 2016, here are a few things NOT to do the next time you dine out.

 Don’t dissemble you sushi: if it’s your first time trying sushi, don’t try start picking the food out of it. It’s best to eat it all at once!


Bite the sushi in half: even sushi has a no double-dipping rule. Sushi is supposed to be eaten in one big bite, so do not take half and put it back on the plate.


Eating ginger wrong: ginger isn’t meant to be eaten as a side. The plant is supposed to be used as a palate cleansers in between sushi plates.