The Move

How to Prepare To Move To Another State
How to Prepare To Move To Another State

How to Prepare To Move To Another State

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With rent prices fluctuating and gas prices also on the rise, you might be wondering whether you should move to another state – and how much it might cost to get there in the first place. Sounds daunting, right? If you’re feeling a little lost or just need some advice, here are some tips on…
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. While you’re searching for your first apartment, you’ll have to choose between an apartment with window air conditioner units or centralized air conditioning. It’s natural, then, if you’re wondering which is more effective,…
The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices
The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices

The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically reshaped the economy, including the rental market. Some people have struggled to pay rent during the pandemic, and many landlords have faced challenges finding new tenants who can afford the rent. Weirdly, there’s a silver lining in all this: Many landlords have had to lower their rents to make ends…
How To Set Up Your First Apartment’s Electric and Gas
How To Set Up Your First Apartment’s Electric and Gas

How To Set Up Your First Apartment’s Electric and Gas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new apartment can be exciting, but it can quickly become stressful if you don’t properly set up your utilities in advance. Apartment life without gas and electricity can become dreadful and boring, but you might not know when to start preparing or where to find information. However, doing so is easier than…
How Big of a Moving Truck Do You Need?
How Big of a Moving Truck Do You Need?

How Big of a Moving Truck Do You Need?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s time to move somewhere new, you’ll probably need to rent a truck, assuming that all your furniture and belongings can’t fit inside a car. For a hassle-free move, it’s important to find an adequately-sized truck so you can safely, easily transport all your belongings to your new home – nobody wants to make…
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and are facing eviction. Given these rough housing market conditions, you may be able to reduce your rent if you’re planning to renew your apartment’s lease or find apartments renting for cheaper than usual. Here are some…
Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers
Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

Pros and Cons: Doing It Yourself vs. Hiring Movers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Just because you’ve found a new apartment doesn’t mean your moving journey is over. Now, you have to pack all your belongings, move them to your new apartment, and unpack and arrange them.…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus
Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

Nine Tips for Safely Moving During Coronavirus

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Social distancing measures for limiting the spread of COVID-19 have drastically changed the shape of everyday life. Restaurants, bars, offices, and other businesses in which people regularly tend to come within six feet of each other have been closed, with essential businesses remaining open under strict social distancing guidelines. Moving into a new apartment looks…
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone in your own apartment is nice, but chances are that you’re never 100 percent alone. If you step out into the hallway, you might see your neighbors, and in many apartments, you’ll sometimes hear your neighbors moving around or listening to music in their apartments. It can feel slightly uncomfortable to know your…