Hey, you 2015* grads! You are now the latest first apartment experts, so we invite you to share your best advise to all the new 2016 grads who are only a few months away from their big move.
(* 2014 grads are welcome to share their experiences, too.)
Tell us how did it go? What were the things you did right and what you wish you could do over? What is the single most important piece of advice you want to give?
How did you find your place? Do you live with roommates or solo? If you moved back home, how did your relationship change (or not change) with your parents? Are you paying rent, doing chores, etc.?
Our readers are hungry for specific information, so tell which apps you found helpful or what percent of your take-home pay you have to spend on rent or which expenses surprised you most.
Your post should be 500-1000 words and include a one sentence mini-bio. A photo of your first apartment would be a plus. We’ll pay $25 for each published post. Once a month we’ll ask our readers to vote for their favorite post and the writer will get an extra $50.
Please email your first apartment story to [email protected]