Apartment Life

Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, it’s been almost 2 years (a long stretch for me — I’ve moved at least 5 times since graduating college almost 3 years ago!), but I’m on the apartment hunt yet again. This time, I’m leaving my home state of Georgia behind and heading up to beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, all thanks to a fabulous…
Having a Pet in an Apartment

Having a Pet in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
How to Plan a Successful Visit from Your Parents

How to Plan a Successful Visit from Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the initial move, your parents may start dropping not-so-subtle hints that you should have them over, be it for dinner or, if you’ve moved farther away, for a weekend visit. This post addresses the second, although you can get dinner advice here. My parents are my favorite people in the world. I absolutely adore…
Bloggers Wanted! Join the Growing MFA Team

Bloggers Wanted! Join the Growing MFA Team

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment is looking to add to our team couple of new bloggers, a photo editor and a social media assistant. BLOGGERS: If you are a 2015 grad and want to share your first post-college apartment experience with our 150,000+ monthly readers, let us know why you should be the next MFA blogger.  Or…
3 Costly Mistakes First Time Renters Make

3 Costly Mistakes First Time Renters Make

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post So you are going to rent your first apartment. Living on your own for the very first time can be quite exciting. You now have a space to live life to the fullest, invite guests over, throw some wild parties, store your stuff, etc. Think about decorating with your favorite color, deep eggplant…
My Second Apartment Will Have These 5 Things

My Second Apartment Will Have These 5 Things

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a first-time apartment-mover, I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for. What I mean by that is that I didn’t know what I wouldn’t mind sacrificing to save some money. In a few months, I’ll be graduating and hopefully have a more steady source of income. So, for my next apartment, I can…
Quick & Easy Roasted Butternut Bacon Bisque

Quick & Easy Roasted Butternut Bacon Bisque

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s icy outside and snow is reaching up to the window sills, time to beat the cold with a big bowl of soup!  This quick and fun recipe will tingle the taste buds – plus, it is the perfect recipe candidate if you need to make it ahead of time. You need: Stove Oven Blender…
Renting an Apartment Abroad

Renting an Apartment Abroad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you are thinking about living abroad for a few months, eh? Whether you will be studying there for a semester, just need a vacation, or are looking for an overseas paradise to call home for a while, here are a few tips to get you situated abroad. While you may need to juggle language…
Five-Step Meal Prep

Five-Step Meal Prep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions was to start going out to eat less and cooking more. Again, if you’re anything like me, that’s a lot easier said than done. I don’t have much experience cooking (read: none) but I’m excited to venture into this uncharted territory. It’s hard sometimes…
How to Recover Financially After Overspending During the Holidays

How to Recover Financially After Overspending During the Holidays

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking at your bank account and your January credit card statements and wondering what happened to all your money between the holiday season and now, you’re not alone. For some reason, during the holidays, I get really generous and really frivolous about actually sticking to a spending limit I can afford. Ever year I convince myself that…