The Move

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Between my friends and myself, we’ve lived in quite a few different apartments. Overall, we’re usually pretty happy with our choices, but it seems like every time we move somewhere new, there’s always at least one thing we didn’t think to check before signing the lease. And of course, we never realize that it’s an…
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
At this point, I’m sure you already know what your main must-haves are in your first apartment. Maybe you absolutely need a dishwasher. Maybe street-parking is a deal-breaker for you. Maybe you’re down to pay extra each month for onsite laundry machines. But there are a few little things that I know never occurred to…
Square Footage: Does It Matter?
Square Footage: Does It Matter?

Square Footage: Does It Matter?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things you’ll learn about each apartment you consider is the square footage, but is that really the most important part of your new apartment? First apartments tend to be notoriously small, but the size itself does not always indicate the experience you’ll have there. Here are a few things to consider, other…
Things You Need on Move-In Day
Things You Need on Move-In Day

Things You Need on Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Packing to move is a pain, and it’s easy for even the most organized person to lose track of things and forget which box has what in it. The problem is, there are some things that are fairly vital as soon as you get to your new place, and you may not want to (or…
What To Look For In A Lease
What To Look For In A Lease

What To Look For In A Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a contract nerd, I find leases fascinating, but not many people do. I’ve met many people who just sign on the dotted line blindly or perhaps just briefly skim the first page. Don’t be this person! You are signing a portion of your life and a lot of money to this agreement; do yourself…
Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition
Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition

Moving Home After College: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of the year again when many college students are packing up their lives and preparing to move back home with their parents. If you’re one of these students getting ready to move back, chances are you’re excited to be finished school, but may be a bit overwhelmed with the thought of moving…
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!

How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less: I Did It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, it is Jordan, back with a huge update! If you have followed along how I had 50 days to get my own place, and read my 30 day update, I have great news. I did it! Goodbye Dorm My freshman year of college ended on April 20th, 2018 at approximately 5:00pm. I then moved everything…
Things to Know for a Cross-Country Move… In a Car!
Things to Know for a Cross-Country Move… In a Car!

Things to Know for a Cross-Country Move… In a Car!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now, a cross-country move is a lot of hard work. Certain movers decide to fly and hire a moving company but that can become extremely expensive. Others choose to pack up everything they have in their car and drive. That would be the category which I fall under. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be…
Co-Signer: Do you need one?
Co-Signer: Do you need one?

Co-Signer: Do you need one?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A critical part of securing the perfect apartment is making sure you’re in the right place financially to sign on the dotted line. Apartment complexes and landlords will often run credit and background checks and require proof of income before you’re presented with the final lease. By learning about your employment history and knowing that…
Should You Get an Apartment Before You Have a Job?
Should You Get an Apartment Before You Have a Job?

Should You Get an Apartment Before You Have a Job?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As May is fast approaching, many new grads have a burning question in mind, “Do I get the job first or the apartment first?” Of course, often there is no choice – you usually need to have a job before a landlord will rent to you. On the other hand, job hunting long distance can…