Posts Tagged: moving

Packed Up and Almost Ready To Leave Home
Packed Up and Almost Ready To Leave Home

Packed Up and Almost Ready To Leave Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was talking with a friend of mine a while ago and she asked me, “How does it feel to be packing up and moving out?” I told her it feels great, but I didn’t feel like I was giving the full answer to that question. I thought it would be as simple as packing,…
Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options
Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Traditional moving boxes are always a problem. It’s a pain to get them, they’re too expensive, and then, once you’re moved, you likely don’t have the storage to keep them … so you have to throw them out. Or you’ll go the free box route, scavenging empty boxes from supermarkets and liquor stores and worrying about…
10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company
10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 Our blogger Katherine just moved to her new apartment and now generously shares her tips on picking a moving company. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MOVING COMPANY by Katherine Hiring a moving company for your move is usually a good idea, unless you happen to be friends with the wolf pack in Twilight.  Alas,…
Renting A Moving Truck – And Moving Cross-Country!
Renting A Moving Truck – And Moving Cross-Country!

Renting A Moving Truck – And Moving Cross-Country!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi, I’m Alex, Alissa’s boyfriend. As regular readers to this site know, Alissa (and I) just completed a cross-country move from hipster-y Brooklyn to frat-y Chicago. The move went well – thanks for asking! But I’m sure what you’re really interested in are tips on how to do it. First: take a deep breath. Moving…
Packing for the Big Move Has Started
Packing for the Big Move Has Started

Packing for the Big Move Has Started

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna shares her packing tips. Packing for the Big Move Has Started by Dedreanna With less than a month until the Big Move, we’ve begun to pack the items we know we won’t need until then. The first step in this process was to find boxes- this included even some good old…
Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC
Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC

Lessons Learned from Moving from Chicago to NYC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi All, My new colleague Katie just moved to New York all the way from Chicago — and boy did she have some tips! Enjoy! “I recently moved from Chicago to New York City and the experience was a bit of an eye-opener for me. I wish I had had someone to give me some…
Welcome To My First Apartment’s New Online Home!
Welcome To My First Apartment’s New Online Home!

Welcome To My First Apartment’s New Online Home!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you can see, My First Apartment has moved on up to a snazzy new design! We've cleaned out all our old webby cobwebs, scrubbed under the sink, and managed to come out the other side with a brand new site that should make life easier for, well, you!
Tips to manage the move to your new apartment
Tips to manage the move to your new apartment

Tips to manage the move to your new apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you’ve found that dreamboat apartment and signed the lease, there is that small, teeny-tiny, issue of actually changing abodes. I just went through it. Oh, it was a blast. A real hoot. I’m grateful to still have my sanity. Some tips I can share? 1) Decide if you need to hire a mover. If…
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you love sleek, modern design and your roommate adores the lacy, floral, Victorian look. Now what? If you don’t talk about your conflict before you furnish your apartment, you’ll end up with a goofy hodgepodge look that you’ll both hate. There are two basic solutions to a design conflict like this. One, you could…
How to make friends in your new hometown
How to make friends in your new hometown

How to make friends in your new hometown

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
How does a recent transplant make friends in a small town? If anybody knows, they should tell me. Seriously, though. When people talk about moving, they talk about finding the best deals and being near public transportation and making sure you don’t forget to bring or buy a bath mat. (Ahem.) Nobody talks about what…