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The Wait Begins
The Wait Begins

The Wait Begins

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
Future Roomie Arguments
Future Roomie Arguments

Future Roomie Arguments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, they say that you learn something new each day, and “they” are right. Our lesson for today was this: no matter how much you love a person, and no matter how well you normally get along, searching for housing will lead to arguments galore. We love each other; we really do. But when it…
Ode to IKEA
Ode to IKEA

Ode to IKEA

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the lease is signed, you know where to go when you want some cheap-o stuff for your apartment- a new couch for under 200 bucks, mixing bowls for less than 5 bucks, or a set of pots and pans for $29.99. There’s really just one place, and that’s Ikea. For you Ikea newbies, the…
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The key to a successful roommate relationship is having each party know what to expect right from the start. The best way to accomplish this is by drafting a written roommate agreement that anticipates problems before they arise and establishes ways to deal with them.
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…
Roommate Agreement Checklist
Roommate Agreement Checklist

Roommate Agreement Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Want to set some ground rules among roommates? Use our Roommate Agreement Check List as a guideline for a discussion about sharing rent and expenses, work schedules, interests, significant others, visitors, pets, etc.
Boston – City Guide
Boston – City Guide

Boston – City Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Boston, the Beantown, is home to the World Champion Boston Red Sox and location of many TV series (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Cheers, Crossing Jordan, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and St.Elsewhere among the more memorable.)
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…