The Move

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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…