Checklists

Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists
Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s easy to forget even the simplest of things when you’re balancing priorities of your move. This is a checklist of some bath and kitchen essentials for your first apartment: Bathroom Checklist:  Shower curtain Shower rings Shower liner Towels (hand towels, bath towels) Bath mat Tissues Toilet paper Toothbrush holder Toilet brush Toilet plunger Toiletries…
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist
52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

52 Item Apartment Search Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After you have learned the apartment hunting terminology, started your search and finally found an apartment you like, there are a lot of questions you must still ask. Can I afford this apartment? Is this apartment in a convenient location? Will I be happy living here? Besides these vital questions, there are many other items…
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The basic target rent formula that landlord’s use is annual before-tax income divided by 40. When you are on a straight salary estimating the number is easy. However, if your are getting paid hourly, budgeting your maximum affordable rent is a bit more complicated and you have to factor in both your hours and hourly…
10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist
10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you move in, you should conduct a walk-through of your apartment with the landlord or his representative present. During this walk-through, you should note and take pictures, if appropriate, of all problem areas you discover. The items on this list are all things that should be taken care of by the landlord, with no…
Affordable Rent Calculator
Affordable Rent Calculator

Affordable Rent Calculator

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Click Yes or No below to open calculator.   Description of the My First Apartment’s Affordable Rent Calculator: 1.) The above easy-to-use calculator uses the formulas from this post for calculating your maximum affordable rent. (Note: If you are paid hourly, you should also check our post How Much Rent Can I Afford on My…
Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist
Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist

Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s inevitable. You’re in the midst of packing and you think you’re all ready, set to start boxing up all your junk when you realize… you forgot something really important. Maybe it’s tape. Perhaps markers. In my case, I often severely underestimate how many boxes I need. Friends, don’t let this happen to you. Here’s an easy-peasy…
The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I knew that I’d be on the apartment hunt again one of these days, but what I didn’t realize is that I’d be doing it so soon — and in another state. Having learned the hard way what I do and do not want in a new place from past experiences, I now create a…
8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!
8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!

8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re moving out of state, there’s A LOT to plan for. Trust me, I know — I’m in the process of packing up my life in Georgia and getting ready for my big move to Virginia in just a few months. Moving at all, even when it’s just down the street can be a…
Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)
Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)

Your First, Basic Tool-Kit (with Illustrated Guide)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Someone once said, “you can do ANY project – IF you have the right tools”. Its true!  This list will help you get set up with a supply of handy tools for an endless number of projects around your apartment. All of the items on the list can be found at your local hardware or…
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist
Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

Apartment Hunter’s Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Searching for an apartment is exhausting. There’s no question about that. By the time you’re actually looking at an apartment, you’re often already tired of the process. And, yet, this is the time when you most need to pay attention! Somehow, though, that’s not always what happens. Perhaps the property manager is rushing you through the viewing,…