It’s finally here! The long-awaited day when you meet true independence—you’re moving into your first apartment! Congratulations, you’ve officially entered adulthood. Once the movers are long gone, you’ve unpacked a few boxes, and you start settling in, you look down at your growling stomach, and realize—it’s time to do some shopping.
But, where do you start? How much should you spend? What do you even get? Don’t panic—ApartmentSearch is here to help you create the perfect shopping list for perfecting basic recipes within the confines of a small kitchen! Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to amazing weather, incredible opportunities, and wonderful people, the West Coast is truly the best coast. Why would you live anywhere else? Though it’s not known for having the absolute cheapest rent in America, the West Coast might be calling your name! Before you start packing your bags, discover the coolest and cheapest cities to rent in on the Pacific coast. Read the rest of this entry »
There are a lot of time-consuming and downright annoying things to cross off your moving checklist. Between packing and hauling and unpacking again, changing your address on official documents might be the last thing on your mind; however, it’s an essential final step to make your new apartment home. Cover all your bases with this complete list of places to change your address when you move from ApartmentSearch. Read the rest of this entry »
Renting a big truck can be difficult, expensive, and inconvenient—but how else are you going to move that 8’ x 15’ table to your sweet new apartment?
Don’t fret. Moving without a truck is definitely possible; it just takes a little ingenuity and patience. Read on for some of your best alternative moving options. Read the rest of this entry »
Not many people would consider moving fun, but some perks come along with the packing process. This is the ideal time to do a bit of spring-cleaning and toss the junk you’ve got in your current apartment. Start with this list if you’re wondering how to decide what to get rid of when you’re moving out of your current apartment. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, snap! You glance at the calendar and your heart drops. Between work deadlines, school assignments, and a busy social life, you forgot to pay your rent. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but your landlord can say “sayonara” for late rent. Is it time to freak out, pack up your apartment, and hit the road? Hold up just one second. Before you resort to hysteria, find out whether a landlord can/will evict you and how you can recover from this snafu. Read the rest of this entry »
New home, who dis? If you’re moving forward and have found a new spot, there are a few to-dos before you pop your bubbly and burn your sage. Yes, moving can be exciting—hello, new pool!—but it’s also tons of work.
Use this pre-move checklist one step at a time to make sure moving day goes smoothly and you get your security deposit back, because that’s what you really want, right? In 7 steps, your old haunting grounds will just be part of your past. Read the rest of this entry »
So, you’re moving out of your apartment before your lease is up. You signed on the dotted line, but circumstances have changed. It won’t be a big deal, right? Think again.
A lease is a legal contract. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you get a new job with an hour-long commute or if your best friend offers you a room in a better apartment with cheaper rent. Sure, these are great reasons to move… but not necessarily great reasons to break a lease early.
Before you pack up your boxes and hit the road, make sure you understand the consequences of breaking a lease early. We’ll help you weigh the risks and benefits when deciding whether to leave your apartment before the end of your lease. Read the rest of this entry »
An eight-letter word — eviction — can frighten any apartment tenant. If a landlord threatens to evict you, it can trigger a variety of problems. But if you are facing eviction, you’ve got some solutions at your disposal. Read the rest of this entry »