The Move

Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area
Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

Apartment Hunt 101: Researching the Area

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for your first apartment can be time consuming and stressful. From deciding how many bedrooms and square footage to comparing the look and feel of different units, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. However, one crucial detail to also consider is your apartment’s location for many reasons. Consider the following about your apartment’s…
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search
3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

3 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Next Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everybody knows that social media and online communities are an essential part of every modern apartment hunter’s gig bag. Unfortunately, that’s also part of the problem. How many times have you seen your dream apartment or room share pop up on Craigslist, Facebook or Twitter, right in your price range and in the perfect part…
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments are owned by a large leasing company that owns many different apartment complexes. My very first apartment was one of those, meaning I passed the leasing office every morning on my way out, saw multiple other complexes owned by the same company in my area, and it was easy to drop in at…
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nowadays, your social media profiles extend everywhere. Most people have accounts with Facebook and Instagram for personal use, and many others use LinkedIn to keep in touch with professional contacts. Traditionally, Facebook and Instagram have been focused on sharing parts of our lives with friends and family, but with new and complex privacy options, that…
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are new to the apartment hunt process, it can be daunting. What do I need? Do I have enough money saved for rent, utilities, and furniture? Will I have an empty apartment? Do I need a roommate? You sift through dozens of apartment listings and it seems like the search will never end.…
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve found your perfect apartment and you’ve signed your new lease, congratulations. Now the move-in day is fast approaching. If this is your first apartment, you most likely don’t yet have everything that you’ll eventually need for your apartment. There are, however, a seven  items you should already have on hand to make your…
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you thought vocabulary terms were just for school? It turns out that there are many apartment vocabulary terms you need to know before you sign a lease. Learning these 16 terms will help come across as a knowledgeable renter and ensure you sign a lease that you understand, know all of the fees you…
5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day
5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day

5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If it’s move-in day at your unfurnished apartment, you may not have a lot of things like rugs, artwork, or a completely stocked kitchen to fill the apartment. Don’t worry. Our Ultimate Checklist is a great resource to help guide you on everything you may need in your apartment. If, however, you don’t have every item…
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…