1). Get organized.
Have your landlord information, past rental information (if applicable).
2). Know your budget.
That is a good bench mark to help you budget what you can afford is that rent should not exceed more than 1/3 of your monthly income (if utilities are not included).
If you are currently renting you likely have a good indication of where your monthly rent amount to be.
You want to be able to afford your rent comfortably & have some money left over for other priorities in your life.
2). Get clear on what you are looking for & where.
Example: 3 Bedroom Pet Friendly Single Family home with Attached Garage in children’s school district?
Or: 1 Bedroom furnished bedroom in a furnished home downtown.
3). Let people know what you are looking for.
Friends and family can help keep an eye out for you.
You can post on social media sites and places where rental properties are posted online.
Also, check in with Property Managers to see if they might know of something that would be of interest to you.
4). Stay positive
The right rental home will come along for you if you put positive energy out there and keep hunting until you find the right place for you.
Good luck & enjoy the journey of finding your new “happy place”!