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 NYC. See ya later Chi town. So, yes, now I’m old(ok, 25), wise to the need to save for rent out of EVERY paycheck, and about to embark on hard-core apartment hunting. Chicago is certainly apartment hunting-lite compared to the jungle that is New York City. Uh, railroad bedroom-what? Shared bedroom-who? Welcome to crazytown er my new apartment searchin’ blog.
As for my progress thus far? I’ve looked at Craigslist and responded to a few ads(one was my current roommate’s best friend in NY! What are the chances?! But she’d already filled the spot..) as well as posted one of my own in the “want housing” section. Brooklyn? Manhattan? Who can say. I got a few responses out of the latter but I guess so many people respond to these postings that few situations actually work out. Also, my not getting to NYC for another two weeks is likely a big turn-off. I’ve also posted on Facebook and another online community in which I’m a member(Couchsurfing).
If anyone has any brainstorms for other places to post, pretty please with the Empire State Building on Top, lemme know!
Talk soon, gang.