My first Chicago apartment: Logan Square. Three-bedrooms; one bathroom; five girls. Big porch, living room, dining room. Furnished (ugh). I think I paid $200/mo (yay!). We're only thinking about this because Decor8 Holly tipped us off on a blog for anyone embarking on their first apartment adventure, aptly named My First Apartment. The site covers everything from budgets, warning signs of bad deals, roommate woes, and IKEA madness.
A brilliant concept for the novice renter looking for a little support and guidance, the site is user-friendly with lowdown info on the Hunt, the Move-in, Living, and for now, a section specifically aimed at helping those moving to Chicago, LA, or NYC.
Although we've lived in six apartments since our first, there are certain aspects about each new time that still feel like the first. We're excited to see something out there specifically for the young, new renter.
Tell us some of your first apartment stories!...the good, the bad, the ugly....