Apartment Life

Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not too long ago I brought you the benefits of apartment downsizing, but now that I’m personally in the midst of trying to figure out how to take my spacious one bedroom apartment and turn it into a manageable living space in the upstairs area of my boyfriend’s mom’s house I know the frustration that…
6 Surprising Benefits of Apartment Downsizing

6 Surprising Benefits of Apartment Downsizing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My apartment journey so far has been a history of 9′s — 9 months here, 9 months there. Well, this interval is almost at a close and little to my surprise I have decided to move yet again. However, this isn’t just any move. My boyfriend and I are packing up, moving in with his…
Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your lease is up soon and you’re pondering whether you want to renew. Sometimes, it’s a slam-dunk: of course you want to renew. Other times, it’s a no-brainer: no way you’re living in such a dump another year. But this time you’re just not sure. Your current place is okay … but you don’t love…
More Smart Buys for Apartment Living

More Smart Buys for Apartment Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As an apartment renter, there are a few amenities or luxuries you may not have direct access to. You might have to walk 5+ blocks to your local grocery store or take the train to your nearest Laundromat (if you’re not lucky enough to have laundry in your building.) Transportation in general may be limited…
Beat the Winter Blues: Throw a Summer Theme Party

Beat the Winter Blues: Throw a Summer Theme Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even the biggest snow-and-ice buffs have said it by now: Enough with this winter. Alas, the storms and chills just keep coming, with no end in the immediate future (in fact, some of you are probably reading this looking at piles of snow outside your window). The only thing to do, short of booking a…
Meals for the Busy Cook: 3 Companies for Fun, Easy Cooking

Meals for the Busy Cook: 3 Companies for Fun, Easy Cooking

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you enter the adult world, one of the things you’ll notice is that your time starts to spread incredible thin. From working that 9 to 5 (or 6 or 7), to doing laundry on the weekends, to having to work really hard to keep up with friends and family, everything can begin to feel like…
Introducing MyFirstCondo.NET: Practical Advice for a First-Time Condo or Co-op Buyer

Introducing MyFirstCondo.NET: Practical Advice for a First-Time Condo or Co-op Buyer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you moved to your first rental, MyFirstApartment.com helped make it happen. But maybe now you’re a little bit older, a little bit wiser and ready for something a little bit bigger. Well, MyFirstCondo.NET is here, ready to help you with your next big move: your own condo or co-op. MyFirstCondo.NET gives practical advice about the process of…
Planning Your First Dinner Party

Planning Your First Dinner Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Get the new year off to a festive start and throw a dinner party for a few friends. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to have a successful party and impress your guests.   You just need to put together your game plan and focus on a few key details. THE GROUNDWORK Plan your guest list carefully.…
New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Maybe last year’s resolution to hit the gym and drop 10 pounds didn’t work out so well, nor did that plan to write a best seller. Perhaps you were over-reaching a bit. Luckily, a new year means new beginnings and a chance to make realistic resolutions you can actually keep. Last new year, we had tips for getting…
Our Favorite Online Resources for First Apartments

Our Favorite Online Resources for First Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you live in an apartment as small as mine (do I complain about this enough?) there’s a fair change that a good part of your home life actually takes place within the constraints of your laptop. Or iPad. Or smartphone. Daydreaming about the decorations and objects you’ll one day put in your regular-sized dream…