The Move

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…
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We packed up the U-Haul and off we went at six in the morning. It was a smooth seven hour ride to Washington DC, with no traffic and cheap gas in Pennsylvania. Then we hit problems. So, here are some lessons I learned from my move. (Note: They will apply equally to all the other rent-a-truck companies,…
Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!
Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s just face the fact that moving costs add up quickly, especially if you’re moving for the first time. The best thing to do is research and plan so you can set a realistic moving budget that you can stick to. Knowing all of the costs associated with moving will help you stick to your…
Long Distance Move Timeline
Long Distance Move Timeline

Long Distance Move Timeline

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In preparing to do my cross country move, I have realized the importance of creating a strict long distance move timeline. This is not because everything necessarily needs a specific time and date, but for your peace of mind. Here’s the timeline I used for my move: Six to Four Months Before- Know where you are moving…
Signs You Found A Good Landlord
Signs You Found A Good Landlord

Signs You Found A Good Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are looking for your first apartment, you may not realize how important a good landlord will be to your well-being and happiness during that first year on your own. But how do you tell a good one from a bad one before it’s too late? Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs that…
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There is an overwhelming dread when you mentally list all of the things you have to do when you’re moving into a new place. It goes on and on like a never ending grocery list even though you keep purchasing items. Where do I have to go for this piece of furniture? How much do…