The Move

Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move
Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move

Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m a big proponent of minimizing possessions. No, not full on minimalist. I still love shoes WAY too much for that. But I think it’s important to take a look at what you own every few months and assess whether you really need everything. So whether you’re moving into an apartment for the first time,…
5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents
5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents

5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve finished college but not quite sure what the next step is. Or maybe you have boomeranged back home after living on your own for a while. Your parents may have welcomed you back with open arms, but there are still some things you can do to make the transition a bit smoother. Be…
10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks
10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks

10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I hate moving. I hate it so much that I procrastinate packing for months, until it’s the night before and I’m crying over the dozens of boxes I still have to pack. The last time we moved, I scoured the internet for the best hacks to make the entire process easier for me, and here…
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hiring a moving company can either be the best decision you’ve made with your move, or a waste of cash. But, for your first move, how will you know whether it’s what you need or straight up extra?! Take this quick quiz to understand if you should consider hiring a moving company for your first…
Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!
Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!

Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Social media is great. As a millennial, I was raised at a time when everyone had internet and new social media outlets were cropping up every other day. Not only does social media allow for a personal outlet and creativity, but it allows us to connect with friends who live across the country and family…
9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment
9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment

9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can all agree that your rent and the apartment building itself are the more important things to consider when moving, right? But what about all the other things you might not think about when making the choice to move? No need to worry! If you’re an apartment first-timer or thinking about making the move…
Making the Most of Moving Back Home
Making the Most of Moving Back Home

Making the Most of Moving Back Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re still saving for your first apartment or have a change in situation that leaves you with few independent options, moving back home may be your best bet. While you may lose a bit of independence, moving home doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If you’re thoughtful about the experience, it can actually…
A Cross Country Adventure: 12 Lessons From My First Move
A Cross Country Adventure: 12 Lessons From My First Move

A Cross Country Adventure: 12 Lessons From My First Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Allow me to set the scene: It’s the middle of August, and classes start in three weeks. I’ve chosen my apartment, my grad school application was accepted, and now all that’s left is to actually move in. The goal: Move from a Philly suburb to Memphis Distance: Just shy of 1000 miles The duration: 2…
Long-Distance Apartment Hunting
Long-Distance Apartment Hunting

Long-Distance Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It may sound tricky, but long-distance apartment hunting is completely possible! You may have to invest a little extra time and effort into your hunt, but you can still find the perfect place within your budget. Having to find a place long distance is actually pretty common as people move between cities, following jobs or…
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Between my friends and myself, we’ve lived in quite a few different apartments. Overall, we’re usually pretty happy with our choices, but it seems like every time we move somewhere new, there’s always at least one thing we didn’t think to check before signing the lease. And of course, we never realize that it’s an…