The Move

Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!
Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

Don’t Forget to Plan for These 6 Moving Costs!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s just face the fact that moving costs add up quickly, especially if you’re moving for the first time. The best thing to do is research and plan so you can set a realistic moving budget that you can stick to. Knowing all of the costs associated with moving will help you stick to your…
Long Distance Move Timeline
Long Distance Move Timeline

Long Distance Move Timeline

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In preparing to do my cross country move, I have realized the importance of creating a strict long distance move timeline. This is not because everything necessarily needs a specific time and date, but for your peace of mind. Here’s the timeline I used for my move: Six to Four Months Before- Know where you are moving…
Signs You Found A Good Landlord
Signs You Found A Good Landlord

Signs You Found A Good Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are looking for your first apartment, you may not realize how important a good landlord will be to your well-being and happiness during that first year on your own. But how do you tell a good one from a bad one before it’s too late? Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs that…
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There is an overwhelming dread when you mentally list all of the things you have to do when you’re moving into a new place. It goes on and on like a never ending grocery list even though you keep purchasing items. Where do I have to go for this piece of furniture? How much do…
Apartment Comparison Guide
Apartment Comparison Guide

Apartment Comparison Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you try to find your first apartment, it’s important to compare a few different apartments before making your decision. Instead of falling in love with the first apartment you see, try to be critical of different units and check out a few others to find the one that’s right for you! Use the MyFirstApartment…
Touring Apartments: Do’s, Don’ts and Seeing The Potential
Touring Apartments: Do’s, Don’ts and Seeing The Potential

Touring Apartments: Do’s, Don’ts and Seeing The Potential

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Touring an apartment, especially your first apartment, can be rather nerve-wracking, but it does not have to be. Here are a few tips about what to do and what not to do, in order to make the most of your apartment visits. DOs Make sure you select a good time to tour, so you will have…
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos
7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

7 Things You Need To Know About Rent-To-Own Condos

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post was originally published on our sister site, MyFirstCondo.com. Home sales are still below the peak reached before the housing bubble burst in 2008, and many Millennials are still reluctant to buy their first home, choosing instead to rent or live with family and save for the future. This challenging real estate market has…
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is EXPENSIVE. From paying moving costs, deposits, and the first few months of rent, it can be a major financial challenge. But, there are ways to make smart decisions to save you a little money throughout the process! Here are a few ways you can safely cut corners in your new apartment…
Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other
Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other

Apartment Hunting With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congrats, you are ready to move in with your significant other! Whether you just made the decision, or are apartment hunting again, looking for apartments with your SO is a completely different beast than looking for yourself. After recently finding my first apartment with my SO, I have compiled a bit of advice and insights…
College Graduation Moving Tips
College Graduation Moving Tips

College Graduation Moving Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For many of us, college graduation is RIGHT. AROUND. THE. CORNER. There may be a few things to stress about (finishing finals, saying “bye for now” to close friends, doing a deep clean of your dorm before heading out, planning a graduation party…) but moving doesn’t have to be one of them! Here are a…