Monthly Archives: August 2011

Goodbye, New York

Goodbye, New York

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was about to email a friend whose name begins with “L-e” and my grandpa’s now-expired email address popped up within Gmail – an address I haven’t had the ability to use in over four years.  Almost the length of time I’ve lived in New York. Gramps wasn’t New York’s biggest fans; he once asked…
Moving to LA: with a Dream. Without a Job.

Moving to LA: with a Dream. Without a Job.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our new guest blogger, Katherine, is a recent graduate of Northwestern University seeking fame and fortune (but mostly fame) in that fickle and fast town of Los Angeles. She has had no less than 13 roommates in a total of four apartments, spread across four cities. Now she’s ready to settle and begin her hunt…
First Apt News Round-Up from the Web: Open House Etiquette, Moving and Commuting in NYC and IKEA’s New Blog

First Apt News Round-Up from the Web: Open House Etiquette, Moving and Commuting in NYC and IKEA’s New Blog

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Every now and then we bring you some pearls of first apartment wisdom found on the web.  Today’s crop includes latest advice from the “Getting Started” column in the New York Times and the news about IKEA’s new design/photo sharing blog. (While the NYTimes advice is very New York-specific, a lot of it applies to…
RA’s Advice for a Smooth Entry into Dorm Life

RA’s Advice for a Smooth Entry into Dorm Life

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your first apartment is a dorm room, our newest guest blogger shares her RA secrets to ease you into your new digs.  Morgan is a senior creative writing major at Florida State University, where she is on her third year of involvement with student housing, the most recent of those years as an RA. “Home Life to…
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve finally ditched your roommates and moved into your own tiny studio apartment. Congratulations!  Next up, getting the most out of each square foot at a cost you can afford.   Here’s what you can do in the $1,000  budget range. 1.)Think DOUBLE-DUTY.  Everything in a small apartment needs to be multi-purpose. Bed.  If you do…