The Move

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…
Organizing and Packing for a Move
Organizing and Packing for a Move

Organizing and Packing for a Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is stressful, so it is important to simplify as much as possible. Packing for a move can be hard so you want to make sure you organize everything as much as possible. 1. Figure what size move you have. If all your stuff is coming from one room then you have a small move.…
Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move
Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move

Let It Go! Getting Ready for a Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m a big proponent of minimizing possessions. No, not full on minimalist. I still love shoes WAY too much for that. But I think it’s important to take a look at what you own every few months and assess whether you really need everything. So whether you’re moving into an apartment for the first time,…
5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents
5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents

5 Ways To Make Moving Back Home Easier On Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve finished college but not quite sure what the next step is. Or maybe you have boomeranged back home after living on your own for a while. Your parents may have welcomed you back with open arms, but there are still some things you can do to make the transition a bit smoother. Be…
10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks
10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks

10 Pinterest Inspired Moving Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I hate moving. I hate it so much that I procrastinate packing for months, until it’s the night before and I’m crying over the dozens of boxes I still have to pack. The last time we moved, I scoured the internet for the best hacks to make the entire process easier for me, and here…
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hiring a moving company can either be the best decision you’ve made with your move, or a waste of cash. But, for your first move, how will you know whether it’s what you need or straight up extra?! Take this quick quiz to understand if you should consider hiring a moving company for your first…
Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!
Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!

Are Landlords Rejecting You? Clean Up Your Online Presence!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Social media is great. As a millennial, I was raised at a time when everyone had internet and new social media outlets were cropping up every other day. Not only does social media allow for a personal outlet and creativity, but it allows us to connect with friends who live across the country and family…
9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment
9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment

9 More Things To Consider When Picking An Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can all agree that your rent and the apartment building itself are the more important things to consider when moving, right? But what about all the other things you might not think about when making the choice to move? No need to worry! If you’re an apartment first-timer or thinking about making the move…