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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,…
5 Step Apartment Move-out Checklist
5 Step Apartment Move-out Checklist

5 Step Apartment Move-out Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you facing the end of your first lease? Use this handy checklist by our guest blogger Jessica, to make sure that everything goes smoothly and you’ll get your security deposit back pronto! 5 Step Apartment Move-out Checklist When it’s time to move out of your apartment,  lack of planning can cost you financially and…
Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist
Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist

Things You Need For Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You found an apartment, you signed the lease, you wrote the check. Congrats, you’re now all ready to move into your first apartment! Except, wait a minute, you’re not. You need things to put in the apartment. And what, exactly, do you need? Here’s a handy checklist of things you’ll need (or at least want,…
First Apartment Pantry Essentials
First Apartment Pantry Essentials

First Apartment Pantry Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our culinary expert Sam, a student at the CIA, has put together his list of  pantry essentials. The full list will cost about $100 at any large supermarket (we priced it at Fresh Direct in NYC) but if you are living solo or have minimal space, you could get started with $50 or even less.…
How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers
How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers

How to Spot Illegal Apartments -10 Tips for Apartment Seekers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you know what the NYC DOB is? You should – The DOB is a great resource for apartment dwellers: The NYC Department of Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City’s Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York…
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a particularly hairy subway ride this evening, I was thankful to return home to my quiet, empty apartment.  But, with my boyfriend out for a drink with friends, as I entered, I couldn’t help but peer into the darkness, momentarily concerned about what or who might be greeting me once I entered. I’ve never…
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.