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Turbocharge Your Hunt
Turbocharge Your Hunt

Turbocharge Your Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of our site’s visitors clued us in to an article by Adam Pash on the Lifehacker Web site that explains how to turbocharge your apartment search by using Craigslist’s RSS feed. Link here You can also get your Backpage.com search updated with an RSS feed. In a nutshell, here’s how it works:• Fill in…
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need to keep track of all the rentals you check out? Use our Apartment Hunting Checklist to jot down key features of each apartment you visit. Keep track of location, rent and services (parking? pet-friendly? air-conditioning? doorman? health club? laundry in building? super on premises?) on this handy checklist.
Basic Furniture Checklist
Basic Furniture Checklist

Basic Furniture Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Budgeting for Furniture. Check out our Basic Furniture Checklist to see what you'll need to furnish a one bedroom apartment at Ikea or Pottery Barn prices.
Starter Apartment Checklist
Starter Apartment Checklist

Starter Apartment Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Starter Equipment Checklist has all the basics and more. If you are lucky to have relatives ready to gift you stuff to get you move out, hand them this list and you'll be set.
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The key to a successful roommate relationship is having each party know what to expect right from the start. The best way to accomplish this is by drafting a written roommate agreement that anticipates problems before they arise and establishes ways to deal with them.
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Mistake #1. Paying Too Much. This is the most common beginner’s mistake. It is easy to forget that rent is only part of expenses you’ll have to deal with living on your own – there’s also gas and electric, cable and phone, not to mention commuting to work, food and dry cleaning. You may even…