The Move

Is It Time for You to Move Out?
Is It Time for You to Move Out?

Is It Time for You to Move Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The thought of moving into your first apartment can be pretty daunting. You’ll need to understand rent, deposits, insurance, grocery shopping, cleaning… it’s a lot of responsibility to take on. However, there are definitely signs that it is time to move out and into your own first apartment. Ask yourself these questions… if you’re answering…
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having lived in my new apartment for about a month, I went through and created a pretty comprehensive inventory of everything I own. Hopefully, this will help you while you’re packing for your own move. MFA has written a checklist like this before, but I thought it might be helpful to see a list of what I…
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You and your pet made it! You both survived the drive, and now all that’s left is to get him settled into his new home. Here are some tips to help that process go as smoothly as possible. (For more advice, check out our other posts on introducing a new pet to your apartment). Assign him…
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have a pet, chances are, you can’t imagine living without him. However, you’re probably also very nervous about how he’ll handle moving to a new home. Having moved across the country with a cat of my own, I gained some valuable knowledge on this topic. Here are some tips and a list of…
5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In
5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In

5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When preparing to move into my first apartment, I knew there would be surprises in store. Thankfully, I had given myself time to deal with it, so the surprises didn’t “hurt” as bad. In a perfect situation, I would recommend everyone have at least 5-7 days where you can truly just focus on moving in, but…
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving cross-country often means renting sight unseen and you don’t get to set a foot into your apartment before the moving-in day. Here are a few tips to help you find the right place to live when you can’t check it out yourself. This may be obvious, but DO YOUR RESEARCH. There are times in life when…
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most important parts of finding an apartment is seeing it. You need to schedule an apartment viewing and thoroughly check out the space that will potentially be your home for the next year or longer. The viewing is the time to make sure that this is the kind of space you want…
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you starting to get excited about that great off-campus apartment you’ll be moving into in a few weeks? If you have decided to move off-campus, here are four important things to understand about your new living situation. 1. Monthly Rent Payments vs. Semester Dorm Fees Renting an off-campus apartment or a roommate share is…
5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move
5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move

5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As we have told you before, moving for the first time will come with many hidden costs that you might not have planned for. Luckily, with proper research and advance planning you can save a lot of money on everything related to the actual move. Follow these 5 money saving tips for your move into…
How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly
How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly

How To Handle All Your Address Changes Correctly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re moving into your first apartment, you might not have had an opportunity to forward your mail, let alone know how to handle all your other necessary address change correctly. With so many of our daily interactions happening in the digital space, it’s easy to overlook this step. But important things do come in…