Posts Tagged: moving

To-do’s While Moving

To-do’s While Moving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I moved all of my things from my university into my first apartment, I realized something really quickly. I have a TON of stuff. Too much! Moving always makes me want to be a minimalist, perhaps out of sheer laziness and an aversion to making fifty trips to and from my car. Miraculously, our…
Graduation Move-Out: From Dorm to First Apartment

Graduation Move-Out: From Dorm to First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
School’s out for summer! Well, forever, actually. Once your dorm collects your keys and inspects the furniture for permanent damage, you’re out in the world!  It’s scary, exciting, and shocking, even if you’ve been preparing for months. If you’ve decided not to move back home, chances are you’ve found your own apartment, perhaps with college…
14 Point Moving Day Checklist

14 Point Moving Day Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving day can be stressful and unpredictable! You’re uprooting your life and settling down in a new place. Even if you’re only moving into an apartment a few blocks away, make sure you have everything lined up so your move can be as easy as possible. Here are some questions to ask yourself to make…
You Just Signed the Lease, What’s Next?  10 Step Checklist

You Just Signed the Lease, What’s Next? 10 Step Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that you have signed the lease and are ready to get started moving, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Time can be against you especially if you’re planning on moving out in the middle of the week. You don’t want to forget anything that might be important in your boxes,…
Packed Up and Almost Ready To Leave Home

Packed Up and Almost Ready To Leave Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was talking with a friend of mine a while ago and she asked me, “How does it feel to be packing up and moving out?” I told her it feels great, but I didn’t feel like I was giving the full answer to that question. I thought it would be as simple as packing,…
Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Traditional moving boxes are always a problem. It’s a pain to get them, they’re too expensive, and then, once you’re moved, you likely don’t have the storage to keep them … so you have to throw them out. Or you’ll go the free box route, scavenging empty boxes from supermarkets and liquor stores and worrying about…
10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 Our blogger Katherine just moved to her new apartment and now generously shares her tips on picking a moving company. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MOVING COMPANY by Katherine Hiring a moving company for your move is usually a good idea, unless you happen to be friends with the wolf pack in Twilight.  Alas,…
Renting A Moving Truck – And Moving Cross-Country!

Renting A Moving Truck – And Moving Cross-Country!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi, I’m Alex, Alissa’s boyfriend. As regular readers to this site know, Alissa (and I) just completed a cross-country move from hipster-y Brooklyn to frat-y Chicago. The move went well – thanks for asking! But I’m sure what you’re really interested in are tips on how to do it. First: take a deep breath. Moving…
Packing for the Big Move Has Started

Packing for the Big Move Has Started

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna shares her packing tips. Packing for the Big Move Has Started by Dedreanna With less than a month until the Big Move, we’ve begun to pack the items we know we won’t need until then. The first step in this process was to find boxes- this included even some good old…