18 Things Everyone Will Experience When Apartment Hunting
The struggle is so so real.
You set a solid price range and promise yourself you won't deviate from it, because that's what adults do.
You will completely forget about your price range and spend more than you can actually afford, because every decent apartment is not within your budget.
You become an expert at weeding out psychopaths on the internet.
You put so many hours into looking for a place that it soon becomes a full-time job, except for one small difference: You're not getting paid for this shit.
You get overzealous to the point where you vividly imagine every apartment you see already being yours.
You come prepared to every open house with money and your checkbook on deck.
You quickly get used to seeing places that don’t have essential appliances, like a fridge and a stove.
Or places that have a mini-fridge and a "hot plate."
You eventually realize that you have to ask beforehand if a place has all the things you'll need to survive.
When you go see a place, you take pictures of literally EVERYTHING in it.
Naturally, you find something wrong with almost every apartment you come by, and you start to wonder if you're being too picky or if the universe just sucks.
Seeing an apartment that actually matches its online description becomes somewhat of an anomaly.
You find out that looking for a roommate is a lot like the job interview process.
When a potential roommate doesn't pick you after you basically told them your life story, you react a little irrationally.
You become jaded to rejection.
When you're on the brink of going mentally insane, you'll have an epiphany:
Lowered standards = non-homelessness!
You'll throw all that "laundry in the building" nonsense out the window.
You'll even take a place that has no fridge, stove, or a sink.
You start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it doesn't include sleeping on a couch.
So keep your head up, yo!
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