Monthly Archives: February 2008

Making a Moving List and Checking it Twice

Making a Moving List and Checking it Twice

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a first apartment in a new city is a challenge, surely – but moving out of the old(be it your college dorm, parents’ house, or your own apartment) is no walk in the park either. When I accepted the new job in New York, my brain nearly overloaded thinking about finding a new…
Lesson learned: Work out the roommate “What Ifs” before moving in

Lesson learned: Work out the roommate “What Ifs” before moving in

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My apologies that it’s been awhile — between being sick AND having to move this week, there’s been precious little time for anything else. Well, aside from saying goodbye to friends and making them lift heavy objects for me. There was puh-lenty of time for that. But, now that I’m squarely moved into my new…
Going somewhere new means leaving someplace else

Going somewhere new means leaving someplace else

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I accepted a job offer in New York approximately two weeks ago. What I don’t think I accepted at that time, was that my life as I knew it was about to be flipped completely upside down. I know that the theme of this website is new beginning, but that cheesy song lyric about every…
Posting on Craigslist Housing Wanted worked!

Posting on Craigslist Housing Wanted worked!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If I were going to bet on whether it’d be harder to find someone to take my Chicago apartment or to find decent housing in New York, I would have said the latter. And, I would have LOST. Big Time. Posting in the housing wanted section of Craigslist was the best idea I’ve ever had.…
By Golly, It’s a NEW Apartment Searchin’ Blog!

By Golly, It’s a NEW Apartment Searchin’ Blog!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hellooo fellow apartment hunters! Allow me to re-introduce myself. My name’s Alissa and when I first started blogging for this shnazzy site, I was young(ok, 23), naive to apt-living, and generally flying-by-the seat of my pants. And look what I ended up with.Isn’t it beautiful? Too bad I just got a sweet new job in…