Posts Tagged: moving to first apartment

How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re apartment hunting, you may look at a lot of places before you find the right one for you. Sometimes you can drive by an apartment, and without even touring the building, know that you need to look elsewhere. Sometimes, however, you may step into an apartment and know right away that you have just…
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you thought vocabulary terms were just for school? It turns out that there are many apartment vocabulary terms you need to know before you sign a lease. Learning these 16 terms will help come across as a knowledgeable renter and ensure you sign a lease that you understand, know all of the fees you…
5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day
5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day

5 Things You Don’t Need on Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If it’s move-in day at your unfurnished apartment, you may not have a lot of things like rugs, artwork, or a completely stocked kitchen to fill the apartment. Don’t worry. Our Ultimate Checklist is a great resource to help guide you on everything you may need in your apartment. If, however, you don’t have every item…
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress
Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

Moving Day: How to Beat the Stress

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving Day! It’s absolutely one of the most exciting days you’ll have in your new place, as you make your first apartment home and get to spend your first night there. However, moving day often brings a sense of dread, as most of us have a huge pile of stuff that has to be moved…
12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment
12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment

12 Week Countdown to Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the right first apartment is a process that starts weeks before your moving date.  If you are about to graduate or have been living with family since graduation last year, now is the time to start the step-by-step countdown to your big move. 12 Weeks Out: Get your free credit report at annualcreditreport.com or…
10 Lessons Learned When Looking for My First Apartment
10 Lessons Learned When Looking for My First Apartment

10 Lessons Learned When Looking for My First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Caitlin Carpenter I  began apartment hunting long before I officially received my job offer. Hours were spent online browsing the web and daydreaming about my very first place. I was anxious about the additional responsibility, and I wanted to start planning for it right away. I’m happy to announce that the hard work has…
How to Prepare for Living Solo
How to Prepare for Living Solo

How to Prepare for Living Solo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I graduated from university, I didn’t get much time to prepare for apartment living. I basically went from the dorms, to my mom’s house, to my apartment, all in the span of 3 months. Having been tossed into living solo and supporting myself by myself so quickly, I’ve had to learn a lot of…
Moving Schedule Checklist to Save Time & Money
Moving Schedule Checklist to Save Time & Money

Moving Schedule Checklist to Save Time & Money

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving days can be stressful, but they don’t have to be! The key to a stress-free, successful move is planning and organization. The key here is to plan ahead! Often times, you know a couple months in advance that you’re planning to either move out of vacate your apartment for a new one. Don’t waste…
Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out
Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out

Moving Tips: 3 Things I Wish I Had Been Told Before I Moved Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was saving up to move out of my parents’ house, the adults in my life had no shortage of advice for me: “Don’t worry about living with someone you don’t know; I had a Craigslist roommate when I was your age who ended up being in my wedding”; “Oh, just relax and enjoy…
How To Find The Perfect Apartment
How To Find The Perfect Apartment

How To Find The Perfect Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Growing up, my family lived in three houses within the same 1-mile radius of St. Louis. It took 22 years for me to learn all of the important details about my suburban area: the best grocery store, the shadiest running routes and the closest movie theaters. But when I graduated from college and got my…