The Move

Aloha means hello
Aloha means hello

Aloha means hello

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My brother lived at home until he was 26. While home offers many of the creature comforts that so many of us crave, personally I can’t help but feel dirty mooching off Mom and Dad for a long time, and I’m determined to step out of the shadow of my dependent brother. Besides, they live…
Week two – no luck yet
Week two – no luck yet

Week two – no luck yet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve been looking at several 3-bedroom apartments in the last four days, but nothing has seemed right yet. One apartment was cool, the landlord seemed reliable, but the bedrooms were closets. I did not realize it would be this difficult to find a place. It’s not like our requirements are that tough, either. We’re looking…
It’s a start…
It’s a start…

It’s a start…

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Hello, all. So, my name happens to be Kelly, and I happen to be looking for an apartment in New York City – while living halfway across the country in St. Louis. I’m graduating from University one month after my 21st birthday, and two weeks after my lease is up. I need to find a…
Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX
Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX

Beginning the Hunt in Houston, TX

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It never ceases to amaze Steve and I just how many apartments there are in Houston, TX! Since we both work from home, we aren’t concerned about finding a complex near our places of business, which should help us, but actually just broadens our search. The process is further complicated by the fact that we…
So it begins
So it begins

So it begins

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The apartment search is slowly progressing. There’s promise out there, but lots of B.S. to scour through first. The good news: my friend Kopala found out that his girlfriend is going to grad school and can’t live with him for a couple years. So, I don’t have to worry any more about being home poor…
The Van Down by the River
The Van Down by the River

The Van Down by the River

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I live in Chicago, in my parents basement, which is also our family/TV room. I have no wall, no door, no lock to separate my bed from the TVroom. I get no privacy. I need to move out. And boy have I been trying. I had two friends who decided to get a 2 bedroom…
Let the Hunt Begin
Let the Hunt Begin

Let the Hunt Begin

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome to My First Apartment, a brand new website dedicated to helping you survive your flight from the nest and into the great, wide world of renting. As experts in the field of screwing up and learning by experience, we have amassed a wealth of tips about what to look for when scouting for a…
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

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Moving In: Taking Care of Details What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment Set up your utilities: electricity, cable, and telephone Before you begin carting all your belongings to your new apartment, make arrangements to have the utilities turned on — otherwise you’ll be in the dark, literally. You may decide to…