The Move

I think it’s time that I stop searching basements….
I think it’s time that I stop searching basements….

I think it’s time that I stop searching basements….

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I went to visit a place on Thursday that appeared to be perfect, on paper. The place was posted on Craigslist, my main resource for finding apartments. The apartment was listed as $950 which includes utilities AND parking–heck yes for parking in D.C.! It’s a basement apartment, so once again I had the whole natural…
Ikea equals awesome
Ikea equals awesome

Ikea equals awesome

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Ikea makes every budget look too high. Besides being a madhouse of shoppers and lacking enough employees, Ikea works for every first apartment budget. I planned on paying around $800 to furnish my room. I needed a bed frame, a night stand, a dresser, a bookshelf, a desk, a chair for the desk, and some…
Basement apartments….
Basement apartments….

Basement apartments….

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I went to visit a friend this weekend who has her own place and it really encouraged me to start looking harder for a place of my own. I’m really ready to have my own place and stop just renting a room. And last night, a TWO INCH LONG CENTIPEDE was in my bathroom sink.…
Chicago Rocks
Chicago Rocks

Chicago Rocks

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Living in the city is going to be indescribably cool. There are no fancy metaphors or analogies I can give: Chicago is awesome. My photography will pick up; my writing will get a culture boost. I cannot wait for those warm summer days when I can just walk around the neighborhood and look around. There’s…
too good to be true.
too good to be true.

too good to be true.

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So, the place that I mentioned in my last post has gone the way of the dodo. The people who live there and who were supposedly moving out in early May, have decided not to move at all. I guess I’m back to looking at sublets. A friend of mine is planning on moving out…
So I’m looking for a place to live….
So I’m looking for a place to live….

So I’m looking for a place to live….

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So I’ve been living in DC for just over seven months now. Hard to believe it’s actually been that long. Since I’ve been here, I’ve lived in two places… well, not sure if you could consider one of them a “living” situation. For the first six weeks I was here, I slept on a couch.…
Onward, not backwards!
Onward, not backwards!

Onward, not backwards!

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I’m finding out that the most frustrating thing about hunting for apartments on a strict timeline is that it has to be done on a rolling basis. We looked at two more apartments, both of which were gigantic one-bedroom deals with hardwood floors and the whole nine yards. The first one, though, was the first…
What to Get?
What to Get?

What to Get?

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The getting is good. Everything we don’t have we’ll get when we figure out what exactly is missing. The list on myfirstapartment.com helps a lot. It’s a list full of products and staples that I wouldn’t think of until I actually needed to use them. But there might be other holes, too. Like, we don’t…
could it be?
could it be?

could it be?

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a lead? on a real apartment? Perhaps. I’ve heard things about a two bedroom place in Williamsburg where the heat is free and the lease starts in May. My friend and soon-to-be roommate Jackie has a friend who knows a guy (seriously) with a place available May 1st. I obviously wouldn’t be able to move…
The Wait Begins
The Wait Begins

The Wait Begins

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I cannot wait to move out. My new bedroom is looking nice, right? Look at that view! Staying with my folks got old quick. I’ve been here for just about a year, but after five years on my own at college, give me a break—I can’t take this anymore. I’m the guy who doesn’t bring…