advice for first apartment clv group blog featured image

Your first apartment is a whole new experience. Whether you’re moving to a new city or just migrating out of your family home, it’s an exciting and overwhelming time in your life. To keep you organized and manage your expectations, we have put together some advice for you to keep in mind.


Whether it’s on size, location, roommates or budget, you may have to compromise. Our Customer Care Coordinators are fully trained and excited to help you find the perfect apartment. Your first apartment is a big step, and it’s important to not bite off more than you can chew, especially with your budget. With apartments across Ontario and Quebec, our Customer Care Coordinators are sure to help you find the perfect place to call home; especially with all of the options we have to offer with our CLV Group apartments. Click here for our FREE template that will help you stay organized with your budget.

Plan your Packing

We never realize how much stuff we have until we start packing. Plan accordingly and leave lots of time for packing. It’s also a great idea to pack by room – keep kitchen items together, bathroom, etc. and label the boxes so you know where everything is once you’re ready to unpack.

Click here for our apartment moving survival guide or help yourself to our CLV Group mover’s guide checklist, here.


Before you purchase furniture or bring in items that you already have, make sure you have measured the space! When you visit the apartment you’re looking at, measure the area and try to visualize where you would place your furniture.

Make Lists

Packing lists, purchasing lists and organization lists will all help you stay on track. Make a list of the items you have and the items you will need to purchase. Go through each room and list out the items – do you have all the kitchen products you will need? Can opener, spatulas, measuring cups, garbage/recycling bins, etc. The kitchen can be an easy area to miss the items you may need, only realizing when you go to use them and don’t have what you need!

CLV Group has apartments throughout Ontario and Quebec and would love to be a part of your apartment searching process! Contact us here and we will help you find the apartment that will meet your budget and needs.

Our residents have great things to say about their first time moving into an apartment; see what they have to say below in their CLV Group reviews. We’re sure you will feel the same way!

“I recently moved into 614 Lake St and I have been very pleased with the building and the staff! The building is always kept clean and tidy, especially the grounds outside. The staff have been very helpful both during the move in process and during the live-in experience. I was helped by Steve-Anne during the move in and was incredibly pleased with how above and beyond she went to help me and make the process go as easy as possible. Anytime that I need something, the staff is there to help and assist me with whatever I need! Overall, this is a great place to live! It is in a good location, has many different and friendly characters living there and the staff is always ready to help in a timely and efficient manner!” – Victoria

“My experience with the CLV group at parkway park when searching for an apartment was great! The apartments are nice and in a great location. Andrea was extremely polite and helpful throughout my entire moving process. She is always willing to answer every inquiry and help where she can. If ever looking for an apartment with CLV group at Parkway Park I recommend that you ask for her!” – Delicia

“This is our first time dealing with CLV and it has been a super easy process – from initial inquiries to the signing of the lease. I love that most of their paperwork is online, it makes life so much easier when planning a move! Daphne is a pleasure to work with and she gave us such great service. Elmridge Gardens have gorgeous townhomes and we are so excited to move in!” – A Taylor


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment

Find your next apartment

Choose from a variety of options in Ontario and Quebec!