Monthly Archives: January 2012

Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last we heard from Katherine, she had just lost out on her dream apartment. Luckily, she’s found another one and shares with us the process of making sure that she got  the lease. FOUND YOUR DREAM APARTMENT? NOW MAKE SURE YOU GET IT! by Katherine So, finally after logging a lot of man-hours, I’ve finally found an…
Sodastream Review & Giveaway: Make Soda At Home!

Sodastream Review & Giveaway: Make Soda At Home!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GIVEAWAY WINNER GINA M MADDOX. THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS FOR GREAT COMMENTS AND POST IDEAS! We’re always searching for great new products to help make apartment living just a touch easier, what with all the walkups and tiny spaces where we dwell. Recently, we came across the Jet Sodastream – a rad…
Credit Card Debt Galore – What to Do?

Credit Card Debt Galore – What to Do?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week, we talked about what to do if you have a good, but not great credit score – about how to subtly raise your score into the upper echelon. But what if you have justifiably terrible credit? What if you’re more like those people who rack up $20,000 in debt on nine cards and…
When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

When Is the Best Time to Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may be surprised to learn that, like most shopping ventures, there are better and worse times to go apartment hunting. And. . . like most monetary expeditions, supply and demand has a very large part to play. Check out our calendar of rental months below and the pro/cons to having your lease begin with…
How to Raise Your Credit Score

How to Raise Your Credit Score

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week, as part of our new year’s resolution coverage, I talked about how to check your credit report. I suggested that getting the score itself is not as important, as long as the report is error-free. But let’s say you went ahead and spent the seven dollars to get your score and it was…
New Years Resolutions, Part 2: Get Your Credit Report Checked

New Years Resolutions, Part 2: Get Your Credit Report Checked

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week, I made some modest New Year’s resolutions suggestions. This week, I’m covering the big papa, the thing you’ve been meaning to do for years. The credit report. Everyone tells you it’s important to have good credit. But how can you have good credit if you haven’t even seen your report? You’ve got to…
The Politics of Food Sharing Among Housemates

The Politics of Food Sharing Among Housemates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many a friendship has soured from the overstepping of bounds when one assumes the generosity of a housemate and “borrows” a snack from the fridge. Living with other people has many advantages; cheaper rent, cheaper utilities, and a potentially lower food expense. That said, if the housemates don’t clearly lay out from the start what…
Laundry In Your Apt: Meet the Laundry Pod

Laundry In Your Apt: Meet the Laundry Pod

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes here at MFA, we get some really neat opportunities. Like, being among the first to learn about cool new products to make your apartment living easier. One of the recent items sent our way was the Laundry Pod  – which is essentially a large salad spinner for clothes. It was designed by a mom…
First Apartment New Year’s Resolutions, Part 1

First Apartment New Year’s Resolutions, Part 1

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, the New Year is here! The time when we vow to do better. What does that mean for apartment dwellers? In part one, I’ll cover things you can do in your apartment to save you money, as well as improve your living experience. In part two, I’ll cover checking your credit report, which is…