Posted May 16, 2013
Soundtrack to Your Life: A Playlist for Renters
With peak summer rental season heating up, thousands of renters across the country will be looking to take on the search for a new home. To honor the most active time in the rental market, we’ve compiled a playlist that embodies the entire rental process. From the first moment you imagine your next home to the moment you move in, Lovely’s Playlist for Renters captures the emotional roller coaster that is moving. Hopefully, this musical inspiration will kick-start your search and keep you focused until you find the home of your dreams.
Arguably, the best part of the search process is the period before you begin it, spending hours daydreaming about your perfect home.
Pack it up and ship it out; sorry mama, but you’re cleaning out your closet.
Gather your friends and loved ones to celebrate your move with a drink because you’re going to be embarking on quite the journey as you begin your search.
Welcome to the hunt.
Your expectations are quickly adjusted as all of the places resembling those you’ve dreamed of are well over budget.
A song to keep you calm as you wait at open houses, wait to hear back from landlords or wait to hear if your application has been approved.
You may have found the one! Pony up your application fee and security deposit and wait some more.
A song to keep you cheerful while your application is reviewed and to inspire your revenge plot if you are denied.
You did it! You landed the place of your dreams! Let the celebrations begin.
Daft Punk may be preoccupied with their latest album release, but this song will keep your housewarming party rocking.
Curtains are hung, wi fi is installed and you’re even getting along swimmingly with the roommate you locked in last minute with questionable hygiene. Your place is finally feeling like home.
Maybe it’s the late rent payments, loud music or the questionable hygiene, but something is just not working out.
That’s it. They must not know about you, because you’ve had enough. You gather your things (to the left, to the left) and muster up the courage to start the whole process again.
Starting the search again, the vision of your dream apartment fades and you hope you can find something quickly and within budget.
Another open house, another apartment viewing; you’re in full-fledged search mode…again.
When will it end?
You scored a private viewing of a pre-market place within budget and in your ideal neighborhood! You arrive five minutes early with application materials in hand, but wait, you hear voices behind the door…How did you get here?! Nobody’s supposed to be here!
Defeated and mildly depressed, your friend and potential roommate drags you to one more viewing and to your surprise and delight it’s airy, has a dishwasher and is near public transportation.
Sigh of relief.
Go ahead and wearing every single chain even when you’re in the house because you took on the apartment search and now you’re here.
Housewarming party #2, because you deserve it! And, we all just want to have a good time.
No better place than home.