The Move

The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post Here at Move.org we firmly believe in the power of checklists, especially when it comes to organizing a move into a new apartment. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time moving into a new apartment, this checklist has you covered. Of course, each move is different so if we missed something…
10 Lessons Learned When Looking for My First Apartment

10 Lessons Learned When Looking for My First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Caitlin Carpenter I  began apartment hunting long before I officially received my job offer. Hours were spent online browsing the web and daydreaming about my very first place. I was anxious about the additional responsibility, and I wanted to start planning for it right away. I’m happy to announce that the hard work has…
How to Prepare for Living Solo

How to Prepare for Living Solo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I graduated from university, I didn’t get much time to prepare for apartment living. I basically went from the dorms, to my mom’s house, to my apartment, all in the span of 3 months. Having been tossed into living solo and supporting myself by myself so quickly, I’ve had to learn a lot of…
3 Key Steps to Getting Your First Apartment

3 Key Steps to Getting Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for an apartment, especially your first apartment, can be overwhelming.  To find the right rental you need to consider many variables, including the neighborhood, your budget limitations and your lifestyle. We have broken the whole intimidating process down into three manageable steps that will coach you to find an apartment that is right for you.…
Rental Apartment Pricing: How to Get the Best Deal

Rental Apartment Pricing: How to Get the Best Deal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most challenging parts of finding your first apartment is dealing with tricky pricing structures. Apartment complexes are motivated to consistently fill all of their units, so it turns into a big game of matching supply and demand. Prices can change by season, by time of month, even by day of the week.…
Moving Schedule Checklist to Save Time & Money

Moving Schedule Checklist to Save Time & Money

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving days can be stressful, but they don’t have to be! The key to a stress-free, successful move is planning and organization. The key here is to plan ahead! Often times, you know a couple months in advance that you’re planning to either move out of vacate your apartment for a new one. Don’t waste…
Getting My First Apartment:  Another Lesson in How to Be an Adult

Getting My First Apartment: Another Lesson in How to Be an Adult

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Jackie Thomas In three short weeks, I’ll be taking on what might be my favorite yet most challenging adventure of my twenty-three-year existence. This big decision follows one year and five months after college graduation (RU Rah Rah!), a year after my first car purchase (and two accidents) and four months after an (almost)…
How To SAVE Your Security Deposit

How To SAVE Your Security Deposit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We have all heard the horror stories about sleazy landlords who will not release the security deposit on some trumped-up damage claims. This little infographic shows the steps you should take on moving in and moving out to guarantee that the deposit ends back where it belongs — in your pocket! If you are looking…
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the important adult life skills you learn living in your first apartment is how to deal with your landlord. If you manage that relationship right from the beginning it will help to make the first year on your own a great experience. If you mess it up, you may lose your security deposit…