Category Archives Moving In, Setting Up

friends

Moving is a stressful life event in more ways than one, and making new friends is one of the scariest parts of a big relocation. When I moved across the country from Iowa to Oregon, my first big scare was…

unpacking

Smart unpacking usually starts with smart packing. While there’s no wrong way to unpack your things in your new apartment, there are some smarter ways to do it that will help with apartment organization in the future. When you prioritize carefully, you’ll get settled in more quickly and with less stress. Take a look at these tips!

sublet apartment

Subletting is a unique renting situation in that you'll only be in the apartment for a few months instead of the whole lease term. As such, the etiquette and rules for subletting are different than signing a lease for a…

apartment checklist

Not every landlord or management company requires an apartment walkthrough when you move into a new apartment unit, but it’s in your best interest to do so. Request one before you move in, if it’s not initiated for you, and check…

painting apartment

Once the movers bring all of your belongings to your new apartment, you still have some important details to sort through before you can truly feel at home. Here's a motivating thought: when the work is done, you can really enjoy your new home! Follow this post-move checklist for tips on how to settle in to your space.

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