While you may be excited to move into your apartment for the first time, renters without experience may be walking into some unknown territory. It’s time for you to leave the coop and get out of your parent’s house or maybe you’ve just graduated college and are leaving the dorms behind! We at Apartments of Wildewood are just as excited as you are for your new living space, but there are a few things new renters may want to consider first.
1. Dealing With Roommates
Whether you’re moving in with your best friend for the first time or a total stranger, you may be worried about how your relationship will fair through being roomies. You may want to write up a roommate agreement–this is somewhat similar to a lease but is between roommates in order to keep each other accountable for things like taking out the trash or keeping spaces clean and quiet.
2. Spending and Budgeting
You may think you’ve done all the math you need to. You know how much it will cost for rent, utilities, and your car payments. Don’t forget to factor in costs like paper towels, toilet paper, and groceries! You’ll notice your funds slipping away faster than you thought if you aren’t prepared to properly budget.
3. Newfound Responsibility
As brand new renters, this may be the first time you have to deal with things like plumbing and air conditioning. It’s in your hands to take it to the landlord if any problems were to develop. You need to be quick and efficient in letting the proper channels know!
4. Develop The Right Expectations
It’s your first time being a renter and you may have high dreams of good times in your new personal space. Keep in mind that there will always be ups and downs, and that because it’s your first apartment, it may not be your best rental ever. Don’t stress about it too much, you can move once your lease is up.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!
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