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The 22 Stages Of Every NYC Apartment Search

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

The 22 Stages Of Every NYC Apartment Search

 

If you’re going through this right now, we feel your pain.

 

1. The first time you go on Craigslist, and you’re overwhelmed with all the options.

overwhelmed

2. And then you realize that most of them are spam.

disappointed

3. When you go to look at an apartment you found on Craigslist and you can’t stop thinking that maybe this person is an ax murderer.

hitman

4. “Oh, he looks relatively normal. We’re probably okay.”

relieved

5. When you walk in and the apartment is not at all what you expected.

what the hell is that

6. Does that sink even work?

worried

7. You get so frustrated that you consider using a broker.

frustrated

8. But those are fees are waaaaaay too high.

shaking head

9. Then you find a place that you like, but your roommate is not feeling it.

boo you whore

10. You get into a huge fight that threatens to destroy your friendship.

mean girls fight

11. But it ends quickly, because you find another place that you both like.

roommates

12. IT COSTS HOW MUCH?!?!?!

shocked

13. Okay, never mind.

mmmm no

14. All the places that you can afford are a 45 minute commute from your office.

too far

15. You fall into a state of despair, worried you will never find someplace to live.

crying under desk

16. You start planning to live in a storage unit.

dog going to bed

17. Or a cardboard box.

cat cardboard box

18. Or worse, with your parents.

noooooo

19. But just when you’re about to give up hope, a miracle comes through.

celebrate

20. You find an apartment that’s the perfect size, location and price.

BOOM

21. You wonder why you were ever worried.

shrug

22. Now, for the actual move…

moving

 

Cover photo credit: David Tan/Flickr

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