So you are looking to leave the nest and get your first apartment, right? Things are a bit different in 2014 than they were in 2008 let alone when your older cousins and parents left home. That is why I've given this first apartment guide a modern spin.

You know, getting your first apartment is not all about buying things either. You've got to know the difference between each type of apartment, make an agreement with your roomies, pick out an Internet plan, get approved by the landlord, and so forth.

First Apartment Tools

Everybody else is approaching the topic of getting your first apartment the way a publication would, but these days there really should be a bit more than that and thankfully there is:

We've made you a little first apartment cheat-sheet for your convenience. As you hit up the shops and various relatives for all the bits-and-bobs necessary to make your first apartment a home make sure to check off each item and save it online using this website! We recommend that you complete at least 50% of every checklist before moving out.

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Use this generator to create a healthy starter list tailored to you!

Additional First Apartment Requirements

While it'd be best to complete the checklists in full it absolutely isn't necessary, but here are somethings you should definitely do before anything else: