Posts Tagged: The Move

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search
2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

2 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin the Apartment Search

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In a few short months, I will be relocating for graduate school and begin the apartment hunt once again. It’s a new chapter in my life, and for those of you graduating college or relocating for new jobs or professional schools, you too may be feeling excited for the next phase of your lives. Before…
From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!
From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!

From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment’s mission statement has always been,  “When you are ready to move out on your own, we’ll help you step-by-step to make it happen.”  We don’t always know if we have achieved our mission, but a few days ago we received a letter from Jon J that gave our entire team a thrill…
Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease
Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease

Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When choosing an apartment I looked for huge items such as cost, a safe living environment, accessibility to a metro station, and getting the most bang for my buck. But I also wish I consider some other items that didn’t even cross my mind. 1) Receiving Packages– I do not have a doorman which makes…
5 Housewarming Gifts They’ll Actually Like
5 Housewarming Gifts They’ll Actually Like

5 Housewarming Gifts They’ll Actually Like

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Fellow blogger, Christa, recently gave you guys some excellent tips on how to plan the perfect housewarming. Reading her post got me thinking. Just like with birthday parties and weddings, being invited to a housewarming party often requires a gift purchase of some sort (if you feel so inclined, of course). But what do the…
Moved in, but still living out of boxes!
Moved in, but still living out of boxes!

Moved in, but still living out of boxes!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again! If you’ve been following my apartment journey so far, you will know that my boyfriend and I have been living with his mom for the past month while we waited for our gorgeous apartment to become available. Well, the weekend before last, that day finally arrived. With the help of some good friends, we…
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home
Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

Reader Tips: Turn Your Apartment Into A Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of  weeks ago, we ran a post calling for reader tips for how to make your first apartment feel like a home. We got some GEM advice. To make sure you saw all the great tips, we wanted to compile them into a fresh post – highlighting some of the key themes we saw:…
Win $50: How To Make Your Apartment Feel More Like Home
Win $50: How To Make Your Apartment Feel More Like Home

Win $50: How To Make Your Apartment Feel More Like Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congratulations to Catt, our lucky winner of the $50 AmEx gift certificate and thanks to all who shared  great tips for making their new apartment into a home! As we approach September, we hope you’ve been successful in your summer rental search. Knowing what a HUGE month September is for moving, we wanted to share…
My Moving-In Day
My Moving-In Day

My Moving-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was so excited to get the keys to my shiny new apartment; it was all I could think about for the entire preceding week!  When the day finally came, I was honestly feeling really nervous. I kept thinking that I was now officially living on my own. That’s a scary thought! Thankfully, my boyfriend…
Stressful Month One in the New Apartment
Stressful Month One in the New Apartment

Stressful Month One in the New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna sends an update of the first month in her post-grad apartment. MOVED IN – MONTH ONE  By Dedreanna It’s been exactly a month since we moved into our first apartment-the most stressful month of my life. There’s no way to fully understand what it’s like to live on your own (with roommates)…
Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors
Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors

Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Neighbors. Everyone’s got ’em.  Sometimes for the better…sometimes not. Recently, our friends at Jezebel asked us if we could share any tips about how to get along with one’s neighbors and we were happy to oblige. Check out Jezebel’s full social minefield article and see the tips we shared below! Should you introduce yourself to your neighbors…