30 Jan 2013

How to find the perfect apartment

It took me several years, but I finally developed a pretty good system that will help you find the perfect apartment. Listen very carefully:

All you need is a vacuum cleaner. I'm not kidding.

Every time you visit an apartment candidate, bring the vacuum cleaner along and follow these easy "How to find the perfect apartment" instructions:

Did you answer yes? good, you are in front of a perfect apartment!
If you answered no... I'm sorry, you are not in front of the perfect apartment. Go and take an ice-cream, it helps.

Why is it perfect?

First of all, your blood pressure will not rise every time you need to stop in the middle of the cleaning process, unplug the vacuum, find another plug and resume the vacuuming.

Moreover, if the apartment was truly easy to vacuum it can only mean that 1. it is small and 2. it has an open floor plan... and those, my dear friends, are the most important things to take into account when looking for a new apartment. 

Here is why:

1. The apartment is small
Small apartments are fast to clean
Therefore, the apartment is fast to clean

2. The apartment has an open floor plan
Open floor plan apartments are perfect for socializing
Therefore, the apartment is perfect for socializing

If you go for that apartment, you will find yourself spending your weekends socializing instead of cleaning... think about it.


  1. Have you been hoovering lately? ;) I shall bear this post in mind in my search for a new home :p

  2. Not really... only the day I went to see the apartment for the first time! :-P

  3. I just stumbled across your blog and love it- especially the cute illustrations! New follower for sure!

    1. Super thanks!!! and welcome to my little piece of internet! I'm happy you like it :-)

    2. Hi Alba,
      Great article you have shared here. I am too much pleased to read it. It is your creativity to post such a nice writing with beautiful pictures. I appreciate you for your excellent sharing.

  4. Haha this is hilarious! You're right though, I do hate cleaning. I'll keep looking for apartments for rent in Edmonton where I never have to unplug the vacuum!

  5. Well, vacuums are really useful! And having an apartment that is too big for me is quite tiring! hahah! Perfect! Thanks for this one!

  6. excellent writing


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