I began sneezing right away.
My career took me across the city to a completely new part of town. The company I work for is expanding rapidly, which is why we opened another location across town. I was fortunate enough to receive a promotion to help get the new office up and running. The move happened rapidly, which meant I had to find an apartment, and fast. Even though I was only moving across town, the commute would take hours with traffic. City apartments don’t last long on the market. Often, the apartments are taken before the open house date. When I moved to the city the first time, I realized how important it was to show up with all the necessary documents like proof of funds, contracts, and letters of recommendations. I fell in love with one too many apartments, but lost them before I could run home and grab the proper paperwork. When I found an apartment online that looked incredible, I called the landlord right away. I asked him simple questions, and agreed to rent it without even seeing it. Thankfully, the apartment was exactly as pictured when I moved in. However, I quickly realized that there had been a pet living here before me. The apartment was clean, but when I looked at the carpet closely, I could see hair. I began sneezing right away. My allergies were triggered by the pet dander, so I called the landlord. I told him that I had no problem deep cleaning the apartment, but I’d need a new air filter right away. Fortunately, he came over that afternoon and replaced it for me! I think a fresh air filter will help tremendously.