Posts Tagged: moving advice

Organizing and Packing for a Move
Organizing and Packing for a Move

Organizing and Packing for a Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is stressful, so it is important to simplify as much as possible. Packing for a move can be hard so you want to make sure you organize everything as much as possible. 1. Figure what size move you have. If all your stuff is coming from one room then you have a small move.…
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re about to move to your first apartment. I’m sure you’ve already planned out your moving budget, but there may be some expenses you didn’t plan for yet. I know I certainly hadn’t figured these things into my move. Startup/Connection Fees Did you know that for things like utilities, internet, etc., they don’t just…
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your apartment tour is your chance to learn everything there is to know about your potential first apartment. After talking to the landlord or leasing agent over the phone or in their office, you’ll want to ask them for a tour of the place. Apartment tours generally last no more than a half hour and…
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…
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…
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We packed up the U-Haul and off we went at six in the morning. It was a smooth seven hour ride to Washington DC, with no traffic and cheap gas in Pennsylvania. Then we hit problems. So, here are some lessons I learned from my move. (Note: They will apply equally to all the other rent-a-truck companies,…
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…
Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in
Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in

Organized Chaos: Planning for the Move-in

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is never going to be stress-free. In fact, the move-in may be one of the most anxiety ridden things you have done in a while. You are leaving home, living on your own, and have no idea where to start. Moving days are always chaotic, but here are some ways…
The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist
The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Renter’s Ultimate Moving Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post Here at Move.org we firmly believe in the power of checklists, especially when it comes to organizing a move into a new apartment. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time moving into a new apartment, this moving checklist has you covered. Of course, each move is different so if we missed…
Stress-free Unpacking
Stress-free Unpacking

Stress-free Unpacking

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new place is a ton of work. You can skip a day at the gym because of how physically exhausting making repeated trips to and from your car is – add stairs into the mix and you’ll be sore for days. However physically tiring unpacking is, it’s also mentally taxing. That’s why…