The Move

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your apartment tour is your chance to learn everything there is to know about your potential first apartment. After talking to the landlord or leasing agent over the phone or in their office, you’ll want to ask them for a tour of the place. Apartment tours generally last no more than a half hour and…
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you moving from one apartment to another? If you’re in a complex or building with limited open units, your landlord will likely want to start showing your apartment to prospective renters while you are still living there. This gives the landlord a chance to fill your apartment’s vacancy before you’ve moved out, meaning if…
11 Things to Measure Before A Move
11 Things to Measure Before A Move

11 Things to Measure Before A Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re moving into your very first apartment or moving between apartments, you’ve likely aggregated some furniture that you’d like to bring to your new place. Sometimes, the furniture is just to get by, but some pieces probably tug your heartstrings and must be moved, no matter what! Remember, using furniture you already have (or…
Moving Out On Your Own? 5 Things to Consider
Moving Out On Your Own? 5 Things to Consider

Moving Out On Your Own? 5 Things to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Was your New Year’s resolution to move out on your own? Do you think you are ready to make that big move? It’s a major decision, but even by just considering it, you are showing some readiness. Whether emotional, personal, or financial, there are many things to consider. In order to help you work through your…
How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment
How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment

How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are anything like me, one of your biggest struggles is probably procrastination.  Pair that with a rather impulsive choice to move into a room in a group house, and, like me,  you might end up with only two weeks till you need to move in. Fear not though, because I have tackled the…
Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?
Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?

Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your search for an apartment, you might come across a condo for rent. This can be a good option, but it does differ from renting in a traditional apartment building. When you rent a condo, you’re renting from one person, who likely owns only that unit within the building. You’ll probably notice immediately that…
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Ja’Shell Smith Making the decision to move to a new state is both exciting and intimidating. You’re ready for a new adventure yet you are leaving home for the unknown. I decided to leave New England and head to the South. After weighing all options on how to get to my new apartment, I…
How Much Space Do I Really Need?
How Much Space Do I Really Need?

How Much Space Do I Really Need?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Coming from dorm life in college, moving into an apartment feels amazing! So much freedom, so much space, but how much space do you actually need? Is there such a thing as too much space? Find out what size your perfect apartment is. (Please note: space is a hot commodity in many cities, so these…
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…
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…