The Move

Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers
Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Just because you’ve found a new apartment doesn’t mean your moving journey is over. Now, you have to pack all your belongings, move them to your new apartment, and unpack and arrange them.…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Social distancing measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19 have drastically changed the shape of everyday life. Restaurants, bars, offices, and other businesses in which people regularly tend to come within six feet of each other have been closed, with essential businesses remaining open under strict social distancing guidelines. Moving into a new apartment looks…
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone in your own apartment is nice, but chances are that you’re never 100 percent alone. If you step out into the hallway, you might see your neighbors, and in many apartments, you’ll sometimes hear your neighbors moving around or listening to music in their apartments. It can feel slightly uncomfortable to know your…
How to Downsize Into an Apartment
How to Downsize Into an Apartment

How to Downsize Into an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment can be a challenge, but there are checklists galore for stocking up on furniture, kitchen equipment, and other household supplies. What about when, for the first time in ages, you have to downsize into an apartment from a house or other large space? Whereas buying a bunch of new things…
Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone
Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone

Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Rent payments tend to comprise a massive chunk of the average person’s budget. If you’re looking to move into your first apartment, your rent payments might feel like even more of a strain on your finances if you’re also paying off debts such as student loans, an auto loan, or credit card debt. Thus, if…
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you think about moving, you probably picture breaking a sweat as you load your belongings into your moving truck, unload them into your new apartment, and unpack and organize all your possessions. Chances are that you’re picturing sweat because you’ve often moved in the summer – after all, summer moves are far more common…
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you pack all your belongings for your upcoming move, you might stumble upon a bunch of old documents you’ve been holding on to, not sure what to do with them or even if you need to keep them in the first place. If you’re not using these documents, you might not want to bring…
How To Change Your Address When You Move
How To Change Your Address When You Move

How To Change Your Address When You Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of important personal contacts, as well as government authorities, that need to be notified of your new address when you move. Sure, you can try to change all those contacts yourself, but that’s a lot of time spent — and it’s very easy to miss a few along the way. How…
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be super exciting, but the act of moving is usually pretty dreadful. Boxing up all your belongings can be a chaotic and stressful process, and so is moving these boxes and your big furniture pieces from your old place into your new digs. Moving can be exhausting and a huge…