Apartment Life

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…
Quick & Easy Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Meatloaf

Quick & Easy Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Meatloaf

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s cold and dreary outside so it’s time for some comfort food to warm us up. This quick and fun meatloaf recipe will tingle the taste buds – plus, it is the perfect recipe for a dinner party for four or six, with leftovers for sandwiches!  Get the meatloaf oven-ready and refrigerate well before your…
Downsizing from a 1-Bedroom Apartment to a Friend’s Closet

Downsizing from a 1-Bedroom Apartment to a Friend’s Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Space is a hot commodity in apartments these days. Some say that location is everything, but if you’re looking at a space with unusually large or abundant closets, the landlord/broker will inevitably point out and brag about how much storage there is. I have certainly fallen prey to this temptation. Your mind begins to wander when…
From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MFA Mailbag recently received this email asking for our guidance: “I left my parents’ house on good terms. Great terms, even. After I left for college a few years ago, my relationship with my parents has only improved. When I wanted to move out, they agreed that it made sense for me to get an apartment in…