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Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…
The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls
The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls

The Finishing Touches: Decorating Your Apartment Walls

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve moved in to your first apartment, you know your way around your kitchen, you’re starting to learn the neighborhood and you have all your furniture. Life is good, except something feels a bit off. What is it? There’s hardly anything on the walls – you haven’t finished decorating, and things you do have…
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment
Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

Furnishing a Small Studio Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve finally ditched your roommates and moved into your own tiny studio apartment. Congratulations!  Next up, getting the most out of each square foot at a cost you can afford.   Here’s what you can do in the $1,000  budget range. 1.)Think DOUBLE-DUTY.  Everything in a small apartment needs to be multi-purpose. Bed.  If you do…
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less
Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

Furnishing Your Apartment for $2000 or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed our past posts detailing our suggestions for furnishing your apartment for $500 and $1000. Today’s post, the last in our series, is for the big spender – with $2000 in his/her apartment piggy bank.  At this budget level, you can afford stuff that is worth moving to your next place and maybe the…
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…