The Move

Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application
Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application

Paperwork You’ll Need for Your Rental Apartment Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you hit the apartment hunting trail, make sure you have all your paperwork ready to complete a typical rental apartment application. Your future landlord will judge you mainly on two things: your financial history and your personal background.  First and foremost, he wants to be comfortable that you can pay your rent on time,…
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is both a dream and a rite of passage. It will be a place to call your own. A place to give it your own decorating spin, to binge watch Netflix without anyone judging your choice of shows and to test your cooking skills with recipes you find on Tasty…
Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in
Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in

Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is never going to be stress-free. In fact, the move-in may be one of the most anxiety ridden things you have done in a while. You are leaving home, living on your own, and have no idea where to start. Moving days are always chaotic, but here are some ways…
Apartment or Townhouse: Which to Rent?
Apartment or Townhouse: Which to Rent?

Apartment or Townhouse: Which to Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking for your first (or second) place, the top thing to consider is your budget. It’s absolutely crucial to find something within a comfortable price range that won’t leave you strapped for cash. That said, if you have a little more to spend each month (or have extra roommates to split costs), you…
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In a few short months, I will be relocating for graduate school and begin the apartment hunt once again. It’s a new chapter in my life, and for those of you graduating college or relocating for new jobs or professional schools, you too may be feeling excited for the next phase of your lives. Before…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.
Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.

Apartment Hunter’s Guide To Portland, Or.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stumptown. The city of bridges. The city of roses. “Little Beirut”. “The dream of the ‘90s.” “Where people in their 20s go to retire.” This is just the shortlist of the many, many monikers of Portland, Or., which has also been referred to as “the West Coast capitol of urban cool,” and “The best food…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re thinking of moving to Denver? Great choice! Denver is an amazing city. It’s full of active young people, many of whom migrate to the mountains on weekends to ski, hike, and have other outdoor adventures. It’s widely considered one of the best cities for craft beer lovers, with dozens of breweries in the…
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing

Moving Out: Leases, Furniture and Packing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For most of us, moving out on our own is the step we have been waiting for our whole life — well, at least since we turned 13.  Growing up I can remember getting in fights with my parents and under my breath saying, “Well one day I will be moved out and won’t have…
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search
Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

Moving Out: How to Conduct a Low-Stress Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you a college student who is eager to get out of the dorms, or someone who is graduating this May? Chances are, you have this ideal picture of what your first apartment will be like. Having an idea of what you are looking for in an apartment is important, but if you are anything…
Moving Out: How to Get Started?
Moving Out: How to Get Started?

Moving Out: How to Get Started?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am 19, looking for my first apartment with my boyfriend,  so here’s the big Moving Out 101 question…How do we get started? The Setup My boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year and a half.  It is still early in our relationship to be moving out but we are putting…