Posts Tagged: apartment

8 Rules For Living With Your Significant Other

8 Rules For Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with your significant other — like living with a roommate — comes with its own set of ups and downs. However, what makes this situation different from just living with a good friend, a relative or a person that you met online is the fact that your romantic relationship gets tangled up in the small day-to-day details…
First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

First Apartment Decorating Finds: The Big Box Store Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the world of first apartment decorating, big box stores like Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s have gotten a bad rap for being too cookie-cutter and too expensive. It’s true that monster chain stores are often guilty of both of those charges, but they aren’t all bad for decorating your apartment. In fact, if you take…
The Neighbor’s Loud Party: Some Advice

The Neighbor’s Loud Party: Some Advice

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes neighbors are great. Sometimes neighbors stink. But the fact remains that you’re going to have to deal with them, one way or the other. Never is this more apparent than when your neighbor throws a loud party next door, on the very night you were planning on a quiet bath and some reading. Our…
There’s Still Time to Score Black Friday Online Deals for Your Apartment

There’s Still Time to Score Black Friday Online Deals for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dear Disgruntled Black Friday Shopper, Did you go to the mall and come home empty-handed?  The day is still young and we have a few online deals to share with you! Macy’s: This retail giant is basically giving its goods away. Use code TURKEY to get 10-15% off plus free shipping, beyond the already low…
Should You Buy Or Rent?

Should You Buy Or Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We focus much of our site about renting apartments. How to do it – from dealing with landlords, finding new (and sane) roommates, or hunting down movers – we got your back. But, housing prices are down, interest rates are low and there has been a flurry of rent vs buy articles in various places (including last week’s NYTimes…
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a particularly hairy subway ride this evening, I was thankful to return home to my quiet, empty apartment.  But, with my boyfriend out for a drink with friends, as I entered, I couldn’t help but peer into the darkness, momentarily concerned about what or who might be greeting me once I entered. I’ve never…
Haven’t found your dream apt for Sept? Wait for October!

Haven’t found your dream apt for Sept? Wait for October!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
G’morning fellow apartment dwellers/searchers! There’s a good chance you’ve already signed and sealed a deal for September 1. If that’s the case, congratulations. Uncork the bottle of bubbly and enjoy the feeling of piece a signed legal document aka a lease can hold. This post ain’t for you. Nope, this is for my ya’ll who…
My ten steps to green your apartment

My ten steps to green your apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
10. Set up a recycling area. This can be as simple as a grocery sack next to the trash bin. Seriously. It’s not that complicated. 9. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs. It will save you money in the long run – always a good thing. 8. Live close to work so that you can walk,…
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you love sleek, modern design and your roommate adores the lacy, floral, Victorian look. Now what? If you don’t talk about your conflict before you furnish your apartment, you’ll end up with a goofy hodgepodge look that you’ll both hate. There are two basic solutions to a design conflict like this. One, you could…