10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in an apartment, it’s really difficult to decorate without destroying the walls and ticking off the landlord. So what do you do when you can’t paint or can’t damage the walls too much with nail holes? Well, as I’ve discovered over my few years of apartment living, the answer is washi tape.…

The Move

Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve looked and looked for the perfect apartment (or you lucked out and inherited a room in a friend’s space, in which case everyone is jealous of you and…

Decorating

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The big day has finally come — you’re moving into your brand spanking new studio apartment! You’ve been saving for months (even skipping on dinners out with friends and canceling your…

Budgeting

Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are many ways to get stuck living with strangers. Maybe it was by choice! Perhaps you found a group via a roommate speed-dating event, or perhaps a realtor recruited…

Apartment Life

Having a Pet in an Apartment

Having a Pet in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What’s better than having a pet to greet you at the end of the day? Not much. For a serious reality check, read this post from my colleague Alex. A bit…

Housekeeping

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean…