Monthly Archives: December 2008

Tips for helping you survive being home for the holidays!

Tips for helping you survive being home for the holidays!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Greetings fellow apartment-ites! If you’re anything like me — you’ve been home for about a week and are getting a bit claustrophobic. It’s the first time I’ve been back in the ‘burbs without a car(ie escape plan) since high school. Actually, my senior year I bought a used car with the money I’d saved from…
My roommate got fired. . .now what?!

My roommate got fired. . .now what?!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate got laid off. . .and has taken over the apartment! Now what!? So, tis the season to be. . .laid off. Or, at least so says all the major news outlets. While most of us early to mid twenty-somethings have been spared because, lets be honest, we’re not worth much, many of us…
The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Holiday tipping makes me uncomfortable the way tipping cab drivers makes me uncomfortable. How much am I supposed to tip? 10%? 20%? Do I just round up? And as I’m sure many of us are feeling this year, I kind of want to tip just enough. Well, I suppose some of us feel that way…
Cheap Studio Apartment in Manhattan up for Grabs!

Cheap Studio Apartment in Manhattan up for Grabs!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I know that often, we at myfirstapartment.com are kinda like IKEA in our services; we provide an excellent starting point but then make you do a whole lotta work in order to actually get the dresser the way god intended. Or, you know, actually find an apartment. But, every now and then we get a…
Tis the season. . .to negotiate with your landlord!

Tis the season. . .to negotiate with your landlord!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back, Gentle Blog readers! I hope you had a festive Thanksgiving and enough turkey to last a lifetime. Well, at least until next year. As December marks the beginning of “End-of-Year” reflection, let us reflect back on a topic from September: How to best negotiate your lease. Ah, what memories – the stock market…