The Move

Flying the Nest: 30 Days to Go!
Flying the Nest: 30 Days to Go!

Flying the Nest: 30 Days to Go!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Jordan here, again! I am back, and slightly more prepared than last time! I have taken quite a few leaps and bounds in the last three weeks on my moving out in 50 days journey, and I am incredibly excited to share them with you, and admittedly seek guidance for my next phase of the…
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congratulations, you must be an awesome friend! You’ve been asked to help your friend find an apartment. This is a huge honor and means they must appreciate your input, so look at it that way! Maybe you’ve been living in your own place for a while, maybe you live in a location they’re interested in,…
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less
How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less

How to Fly the Nest in 50 Days or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m Jordan and due to a falling out with my mother everything I own is now in boxes in a shared dorm room. I can no longer afford to stay at my current college, and will be transferring to a much cheaper one. My semester ends in less than 50 days, and I have to…
Preparing for Your Big Move
Preparing for Your Big Move

Preparing for Your Big Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There isn’t much that’s as exciting as moving to a brand new place! You’ve put in the hard work of finding your apartment, passing any application barriers, and paying your deposit. Now, the fun starts… packing up your current place for your big move! Don’t worry, preparing doesn’t have to be stressful. Just be sure…
3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation
3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation

3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Negotiation is one of the hardest skills in life. Some people hate confrontation so much that they will do almost anything to avoid it. Being on the apartment hunt myself, I ran into this huge obstacle. I loved the apartment but could not afford the price. Even the thought of negotiation made me nervous, but I decided…
Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection
Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection

Important Things To Check During Your Pre-Move Inspection

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After securing your first lease, it’s time for you to do an inspection for any damage before you move in! This process protects you during your move-out and ensures you’re not charged for damage you didn’t create. During the inspection, you and your landlord will do a walk-through of the apartment before you move any items…
Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute
Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute

Apartment Hunt 101: Tips for Finding a Great Commute

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most people spend hours every week commuting back and forth to work. This can either be an easy or painstaking process, depending on how far your live from your office. In fact, according to a recent study, the average commute each way in cities like NYC, LA and SF is half an hour or more.…
Renting Moving Bins and Boxes? How to Save with Promo Codes
Renting Moving Bins and Boxes? How to Save with Promo Codes

Renting Moving Bins and Boxes? How to Save with Promo Codes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is time consuming and expensive at the best of times. There’s the security deposit to come up with. There’s all of the housewares you’ll need for your first apartment. There’s the U-Haul rental or asking your friends to help. But even before you get started, you have to figure out how you will pack…
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your apartment tour is your chance to learn everything there is to know about your potential first apartment. After talking to the landlord or leasing agent over the phone or in their office, you’ll want to ask them for a tour of the place. Apartment tours generally last no more than a half hour and…
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you moving from one apartment to another? If you’re in a complex or building with limited open units, your landlord will likely want to start showing your apartment to prospective renters while you are still living there. This gives the landlord a chance to fill your apartment’s vacancy before you’ve moved out, meaning if…