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…
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
At this point, I’m sure you already know what your main must-haves are in your first apartment. Maybe you absolutely need a dishwasher. Maybe street-parking is a deal-breaker for you. Maybe you’re down to pay extra each month for onsite laundry machines. But there are a few little things that I know never occurred to…
Square Footage: Does It Matter?
Square Footage: Does It Matter?

Square Footage: Does It Matter?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things you’ll learn about each apartment you consider is the square footage, but is that really the most important part of your new apartment? First apartments tend to be notoriously small, but the size itself does not always indicate the experience you’ll have there. Here are a few things to consider, other…
Things You Need on Move-In Day
Things You Need on Move-In Day

Things You Need on Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Packing to move is a pain, and it’s easy for even the most organized person to lose track of things and forget which box has what in it. The problem is, there are some things that are fairly vital as soon as you get to your new place, and you may not want to (or…
What To Look For In A Lease
What To Look For In A Lease

What To Look For In A Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a contract nerd, I find leases fascinating, but not many people do. I’ve met many people who just sign on the dotted line blindly or perhaps just briefly skim the first page. Don’t be this person! You are signing a portion of your life and a lot of money to this agreement; do yourself…
Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition
Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition

Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of the year again when many college students are packing up their lives and preparing to move back home with their parents. If you’re one of these students getting ready to move back, chances are you’re excited to be finished school, but may be a bit overwhelmed with the thought of moving…
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!

How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, it is Jordan, back with a huge update! If you have followed along how I had 50 days to get my own place, and read my 30 day update, I have great news. I did it! Goodbye Dorm My freshman year of college ended on April 20th, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm. I then moved everything…