The Move

How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment
How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment

How to Pack in Two Weeks for a Move to Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are anything like me, one of your biggest struggles is probably procrastination.  Pair that with a rather impulsive choice to move into a room in a group house, and, like me,  you might end up with only two weeks till you need to move in. Fear not though, because I have tackled the…
Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?
Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?

Should Your First Apartment be a Rented Condo?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your search for an apartment, you might come across a condo for rent. This can be a good option, but it does differ from renting in a traditional apartment building. When you rent a condo, you’re renting from one person, who likely owns only that unit within the building. You’ll probably notice immediately that…
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move
6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

6 Steps to Get Ready For a Safe Long Distance Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Ja’Shell Smith Making the decision to move to a new state is both exciting and intimidating. You’re ready for a new adventure yet you are leaving home for the unknown. I decided to leave New England and head to the South. After weighing all options on how to get to my new apartment, I…
How Much Space Do I Really Need?
How Much Space Do I Really Need?

How Much Space Do I Really Need?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Coming from dorm life in college, moving into an apartment feels amazing! So much freedom, so much space, but how much space do you actually need? Is there such a thing as too much space? Find out what size your perfect apartment is. (Please note: space is a hot commodity in many cities, so these…
Is It Time for You to Move Out?
Is It Time for You to Move Out?

Is It Time for You to Move Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The thought of moving into your first apartment can be pretty daunting. You’ll need to understand rent, deposits, insurance, grocery shopping, cleaning… it’s a lot of responsibility to take on. However, there are definitely signs that it is time to move out and into your own first apartment. Ask yourself these questions… if you’re answering…
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You and your pet made it! You both survived the drive, and now all that’s left is to get him settled into his new home. Here are some tips to help that process go as smoothly as possible. (For more advice, check out our other posts on introducing a new pet to your apartment). Assign him…
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have a pet, chances are, you can’t imagine living without him. However, you’re probably also very nervous about how he’ll handle moving to a new home. Having moved across the country with a cat of my own, I gained some valuable knowledge on this topic. Here are some tips and a list of…
5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In
5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In

5 Surprise Expenses When Moving In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When preparing to move into my first apartment, I knew there would be surprises in store. Thankfully, I had given myself time to deal with it, so the surprises didn’t “hurt” as bad. In a perfect situation, I would recommend everyone have at least 5-7 days where you can truly just focus on moving in, but…
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving cross-country often means renting sight unseen and you don’t get to set a foot into your apartment before the moving-in day. Here are a few tips to help you find the right place to live when you can’t check it out yourself. This may be obvious, but DO YOUR RESEARCH. There are times in life when…
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most important parts of finding an apartment is seeing it. You need to schedule an apartment viewing and thoroughly check out the space that will potentially be your home for the next year or longer. The viewing is the time to make sure that this is the kind of space you want…