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Jessie Hoyng is currently renting her first apartment in Denver after spending most of her life in Iowa, and is loving it! She has a passion for pretty much anything and everything related to the outdoors, particularly hiking/camping, climbing and kayaking. She also adores folk and bluegrass music and plays guitar, mandolin and violin in her spare time.
10 Winter Decor Ideas
10 Winter Decor Ideas

10 Winter Decor Ideas

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It’s the first day of winter and you know you’ll start spending a lot of time snuggled in your apartment. Make your space warm and welcoming for the holidays and beyond with these easy and inexpensive decor ideas! 1. Display a winter wreath Put a wreath on your front door to add a warm, wintry…
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver
Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Denver

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So, you’re thinking of moving to Denver? Great choice! Denver is an amazing city. It’s full of active young people, many of whom migrate to the mountains on weekends to ski, hike, and have other outdoor adventures. It’s widely considered one of the best cities for craft beer lovers, with dozens of breweries in the…
Making the Most of Your Storage Space
Making the Most of Your Storage Space

Making the Most of Your Storage Space

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There’s a good chance that your first apartment will be fairly small. However, some small apartments provide great storage space. My 550-square foot studio apartment has a large outdoor storage closet, an indoor coat closet, a large walk-in closet adjacent to the sleeping area, and a linen shelf (not a closet, but storage space all…
Having Summer Adventures on a Budget
Having Summer Adventures on a Budget

Having Summer Adventures on a Budget

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If you are living in your first apartment, chances are that you are also living on a budget. However, being on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t have travels and adventures! Here are three ways you can satisfy the travel bug in you without breaking your wallet. 1. Explore local destinations. I’ve written before…
Having a Pet in an Apartment
Having a Pet in an Apartment

Having a Pet in an Apartment

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Many of us can agree that animals are awesome, and having your own space might seem like the perfect opportunity to bring a new critter into your life. If you’ve read some of my earlier posts here on My First Apartment, like 3 Reasons Why I Chose to Live Alone, then you know that I…
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3
My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

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Looking for a way to make your wall space and bedroom a little more interesting? Make a bookshelf headboard! You can find pre-made bookshelf headboards at just about any furniture store, but they can get pretty pricey pretty quick. However, with a couple of hours and some inexpensive furniture from IKEA, you can create your…
6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!
6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!

6 Budget Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Walls!

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Are the walls in your apartment a little boring? Spice them up with some of these inexpensive ideas: 1. Posters Posters are great decor, because there are about a million posters out there, so it’s easy to find one, or a few, that suit you. I suggest buying posters online: you can get some pretty…
Best Way to Learn About Your New City – Be a Tourist!
Best Way to Learn About Your New City – Be a Tourist!

Best Way to Learn About Your New City – Be a Tourist!

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When traveling, we tend to experience a place differently than if we lived there. However, when you move to a new city, one of the best ways to learn more about it and get a sense of what the city is really all about is by exploring the city like a tourist would. When I…
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living
Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

Pros and Cons of First Floor Living

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Was your New Year’s Resolution to start looking for your own apartment?  Are you trying to learn the ins and outs of various types of apartments?  As a recent first-time apartment hunter, for me a big decision was whether I should pick an apartment on the ground level or on the second floor or higher.  I…
How to Meet People in Your New City
How to Meet People in Your New City

How to Meet People in Your New City

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1. Join groups based on your interests Most larger cities have all sorts of groups that cater to people who have a wide variety of skills and interests. For example, I am a bluegrass and folk musician, and wanted to find a place where I could play with other like-minded musicians. I did a Google…