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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from the My First Apartment team. May 2017 bring your health, happiness and much success!
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

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Happy holidays from your friends at My First Apartment! Whatever you celebrate, may your holiday be full of family, friends, love and laughter. And presents, of course!  
Holiday Tipping 2016
Holiday Tipping 2016

Holiday Tipping 2016

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Learning to tip is just another one of the lessons in adult life you have to learn when you move into your first apartment. Whom to tip? How much? Here are some basics you can use as you tipping guide: Super Tipping your super can bring you goodwill for the next year. $50-$100 is a…
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

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It’s that time of the year again when you’ll be looking in your fridge and debating if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich. Before you take a bite, check out these general rules about storing perishables. How Long Can I Keep It? Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours, or one hour if…
How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party
How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

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It’s your first Thanksgiving away from your family and the budget does not allow you to go home. Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own last-minute Thanksgiving dinner party. The menu planning is a breeze, and by now it’s a truly casual invite so nobody…
Bloggers Wanted!
Bloggers Wanted!

Bloggers Wanted!

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We are again looking to add new bloggers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 250,000+ monthly readers.  You may be a 2016 new graduate about to move into your first place, or you may have been living with two older roommates…
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?
How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

How Much Rent Can I Afford on My Hourly Pay?

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The basic target rent formula that landlord’s use is annual before-tax income divided by 40. When you are on a straight salary estimating the number is easy. However, if your are getting paid hourly, budgeting your maximum affordable rent is a bit more complicated and you have to factor in both your hours and hourly…
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

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While this student’s guide to finding housing, originally published in May 2015, is directed at international students, it offers good tips for anyone looking for off-campus housing long distance. You have just received your acceptance letter from your dream university in the United States and as you are celebrating with family and friends, someone asks…
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)
10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

10 Easy Ways To Decorate & Organize (With NO Nail Holes)

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This post by our organizing expert, Monica Ricci, had been a reader favorite since 2014. As a certified professional organizer, I’ve been in thousands of homes and apartments helping my clients take back control of their lives. One theme that always shows up in my work is my advice to look for as many ways…