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Furnishing Your Apartment on $1000 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment on $1000 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment on $1000 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s week #2 in our super cheap apartment furnishing series! Hot Dang! Well, not to ruin the surprise, but as you may imagine, the key difference between a $500 a $1000 apartment isn’t so much the kind of items included so much as the items themselves and how you allocate your resources. So, without further…
Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment On $500 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re often asked for advice about how much to budget for apartment essentials.  For instance, “What kinda apartment can I get for X amount per month?” Or, “If I have $1000 to move cross country. . . what then?” And, perhaps the most frequent . . .  “How can I furnish my apartment without totally breaking the…
No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art
No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art

No Bare Walls – Art Hound’s Guide to Affordable Art

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Kate is an art consultant and blogs as Art Hound . Guide to Affordable Art As an art consultant and blogger people often confess to me just how much they secretly hate their apartment’s empty walls. They want interesting art but think it’s totally out of their reach. In these conversations, I…
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Free Craigslist: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Free Furniture Once I signed my lease, I revelled in the idea of finally having my very own space to live in, free of…
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint
How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

How To Personalize Your Pad When You Can’t Paint

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the easiest ways to personalize your apt is to paint. You roll up your sleeves and, ideally, beg some friends to help. It can really light up a room, but sometimes there are reasons why painting isn’t an option. Either your landlord won’t let you, you already have too much furniture that moving…
Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!
Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!

Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Happy holidays! Hopefully, you’ve gotten to catch up with both family and friends. Maybe, you even got an awesome apartment-themed gift for your pad. If not, have no fear – the After Christmas Sales are here! Urban Outfitters always has really neat décor items for fairly affordable prices and now some of them have been…
Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint

Swankify your New Apartment — Starting with a Fresh Coat of Paint

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on a budget, there’s a fair chance that apartment architecture isn’t tops on your list of necessities — having a window or two probably dominates. If you’re looking in New York, the city lacking alleys in favor of more buildings, there’s a high chance some of your rooms won’t got ’em. Beyond that,…
A beautiful apartment is possible no matter its size!
A beautiful apartment is possible no matter its size!

A beautiful apartment is possible no matter its size!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Coming from college, many of you might equate a small apartment with the dingy dorm you were were forced to live in with nary a stove for X number of years. I can see where you’re coming from: your new apartment is also tiny and not by choice. But, oh, is it SO different! Sure,…
Check out Apartment Therapy’s sales guides by city!
Check out Apartment Therapy’s sales guides by city!

Check out Apartment Therapy’s sales guides by city!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of my favorite things is when I find that one of the places I like to visit has something even BETTER than what I already knew they had. Yeah, vague, I know, but hear me out. Like, for instance the deli across the street from my office: they have great salads, but OMG their…
More ways to use your walls!
More ways to use your walls!

More ways to use your walls!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m really into walls these days — and all their crazy potential. So, this is a two-parter from earlier this week where I wrote about temporary walls (ie. the best invention since sliced bread). Walls. Sure, you can hang pictures on them, but there has to be more, well, to do with them. Like, you…