Take Your Time
Unless there is some deadline you have to meet, you should take your time and give your apartment search plenty of thought. Being too hasty means you may be settling for something mediocre and something great could have been just around the bend. No one expects you to look at apartments for so long that your current lease runs out, but you should certainly give yourself enough time to see a reasonable number of units and decide which is the right fit. The key is to have all of the right tools available to you, like a solid list and great number of options, and it should be simpler than ever.