The Move

How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In
How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This is a huge moment in your life: You’ve found that special someone, you’ve been with them for quite some time, and you’re planning the next significant step: to share a home with them. Although the notion of your significant other moving in may be a storied, romantic one, it comes with no shortage of…
Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist
Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist

Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a long hunt, you’ve finally done what might’ve once felt impossible: You’ve found an apartment you love, you’ve signed a lease, and you’ve put down a deposit. Congrats on landing your new place to live! Now that you’re living in your own place, it’s time to give your cooking game some serious upgrade, too.…
Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day
Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day

Find the Perfect Apartment in One Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the perfect apartment quickly can seem like an extra challenge, but it can be done in one (active, busy) day or weekend with a few different visits! These tips are perfect for someone who doesn’t have a ton of free time to wander around the city or for someone trying to find their perfect…
The Top 5 Apartment Rental Websites Ranked!
The Top 5 Apartment Rental Websites Ranked!

The Top 5 Apartment Rental Websites Ranked!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you gearing up to find housing after graduation or for the Summer or Fall semester but don’t know where to turn? We explored the top five apartment rental websites and ranked them in terms of user-friendly access, comprehensive scope of search, and more! Find out below how Zillow, ApartmentFinder, Craigslist, Zumper, and Rent Jungle…
10 Tips for Handling a Rainy Day Move
10 Tips for Handling a Rainy Day Move

10 Tips for Handling a Rainy Day Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post By Alejandro Herrera When it comes time to move into your new home, it can be very easy to get lost in all the excitement and overlook the little things, like checking the weather forecast. Living in a state like Florida, where a quick rainstorm can surprise anyone during an afternoon, and some…
3 Tips to Simplify Your Moving Experience
3 Tips to Simplify Your Moving Experience

3 Tips to Simplify Your Moving Experience

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before a move, it’s absolutely crucial to be prepared for the big day! By taking some time to prepare, you can enjoy a simplified moving experience that ensures you have fewer headaches. While moving into your first apartment or between apartments isn’t always the most fun activity, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are…
Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!
Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!

Apartment Hunter’s List: Must-Haves, Nice-to-Haves, and Deal-Breakers!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When on the apartment hunt, it’s easy for apartments to start to blend together once you’ve been on a few different open houses or tours! That’s why it’s smart to create lists of features your  apartment must have, would be nice to have, or are deal breakers. This process will also give you a handy…
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you find the perfect place (yay!!), it’s time to submit your rental application to secure your place! Rental Applications help landlords learn more about potential tenants and allow them to get key information, like credit and job status, so they can make smart decisions about who to rent to. As a renter, this is…
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, the cost of rent should be one of your top priorities so you don’t sign a lease that’s more than you can comfortably afford on your income. What you will learn during your apartment hunt is that the same apartment can change in price as demand fluctuates and seasons change. While…
Should You Hire Movers? This Investment Could Be Worth It
Should You Hire Movers? This Investment Could Be Worth It

Should You Hire Movers? This Investment Could Be Worth It

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is stressful. From packing up all of your personal belonging to weeding out what you need to get rid of, there’s a ton of work that goes into moving to your first apartment. To relieve some of that stress, you may be wondering should you hire movers? This is a complicated question. Is it…