April 4, 2018
Is It Time to Move to a Nicer Apartment?

Things to Consider Before Upgrading Your Living Situation

If you're an apartment renter, you're probably always thinking about your next move. Never settling down, renters have the freedom to live where they please. There's just one problem: packing up all your possessions and moving them into your new apartment can quite expensive. You'll also have to put a down payment on your new pad, usually first and last month's rent and a security deposit. So, if you're fed up with your current living situation, you might want to consider a few things before you jump the gun and move to a new apartment.

Hunting for the Right Place
If you're thinking about getting rid of your current apartment, you'll need to find a few alternatives before you can seriously consider uprooting your life. Spend some time exploring what other kinds of apartments are in your area. Once you've found a few good options, you can start thinking about how much it will cost to move. You should know how much more you'll be paying in rent, what kind of deposit is required, and how much it will cost to get there. Having your eye on a specific apartment will make the decision-making process much easier.

The Hassles of Moving
Now that you have a destination in mind, you can start tallying up the costs of your big move. If you can afford to make the move and you feel that this new apartment will have a significant positive impact on your life, moving might make a lot of sense. On the other hand, if you just barely have enough money to facilitate the move, you might be better off staying where you are.

You can use this equation as a way of simplifying your thought process:

New apartment ≥ current apartment + hassle and expense of moving

You'll have to decide whether the new apartment will be equal to, less than or greater than your old place plus the added hassle and expense of moving.

Important Upgrades
There might be a lot of benefits to moving to a new apartment such as some included amenities, living closer to your job, or having more room for projects and guests. If by moving to a new apartment on the other side of town, you can cut an hour out of your morning commute, packing your bags might be a good idea. But if you just really like the idea of living in an apartment with a walk-in closet, moving might not be as much of a priority as you might think.

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