Earlier this week, I shared my Philadelphia apartment hunting tips. Today, I’d like to give my response to the other question I get most frequently: where should I live? Picking your first Philly neighborhood is such a treat, because this city is known for its special, unique hoods. We truly do have a place for every human and every budget here, but when I’m recommending a place for a city newcomer, I typically stick with a select few. If you’re planning on renting an apartment, you may need an apartment credit check but it’s nothing to worry about. It just checks your credit history to get an understanding of your financial history and forecast if you’ll be able to pay rent each month. Not all apartments request a credit check but more do than not. If your neighborhood is not mentioned here, don’t worry – I’ve got another piece featuring some Philly ladies repping their hoods – all over the city!
Before I say anything else: welcome! Philadelphia is a city I am pretty much obsessed with in every way possible (except this one). If the journey of moving to a new city seems overwhelming to you, you are not alone. Since I’ve started blogging, the question I see most frequently always has to do with moving to the city, and it is: where. do. I. start? And the answer, hopefully, is here!
With spring right around the corner, I am getting refreshed & renewed determination for fun apartment revamps. I am desperately in need of a closet clean out (speaking of which, how do you all feel about a blogger “closet” sale? Would you come? Send me your thoughts please, thx.) and I have several things on my wishlist: rug(s), a bar cart, and (yes) a TV. So, in my never-ending quest for inspiration, looking through how to organize your room tips online, here are some images I’ve been loving lately.
Nicolette Mason‘s entire apartment is amazing, but I especially love this bookshelf of ‘organized chaos.’
This ‘bedroom’ is proof that with a little imagination & some inspiration, it’s easy to utilize all of your space to the fullest.
These crates are perfect customizable storage units that take advantage of vertical space & work well for temporary living quarters (ie, rented city apartments). I love the color of those walls too! Wonder if they used peel and stick wallpaper for it? So do I. And look at how cozy that space is
Utilizing every inch of wall space is something essential for me in my small apartment. I also love the complementing colors of this room.
A white comforter (thanks mom!) makes all the difference – it gives the room a free & clean feeling. Amazing use of those shelves, too.