Posts Tagged: apartment

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

My IKEA Hack: Making a Budget Bookshelf Headboard 1-2-3

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a way to make your wall space and bedroom a little more interesting? Make a bookshelf headboard! You can find pre-made bookshelf headboards at just about any furniture store, but they can get pretty pricey pretty quick. However, with a couple of hours and some inexpensive furniture from IKEA, you can create your…
Finding a Sublet (and Sealing the Deal)

Finding a Sublet (and Sealing the Deal)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving to a new city? Woohoo! Adventure! Change! Terror! Yes, moving to a new city can stir up a lot of feelings. It can feel overwhelming, especially because you may not know much about the place. What are the neighborhoods like? Where is your favorite coffee shop? What’s the public transportation like? These are all things you might want…
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…
14 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Apartments

14 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The first holiday season I ever spent in my very own apartment, I went a little crazy. I was absolutely convinced that I had to deck every hall (wall, doorway, etc., etc.), make ALL the ornaments for my way-too-big-for-my-tiny-apartment fake tree (I’m sadly allergic to the oh-so-pretty real trees), buy every useless decoration I saw, bake…
From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back to the MailBag, everyone. A couple of weeks ago, we dove into our very first advice topic and helped one reader with her question about “when to begin an out-of-state apartment search.” Today, we are taking a different route — we’re addressing several issues and many readers at once. Here’s why: Since My…
Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Packing up and leaving your apartment behind while you enjoy a little holiday comfort at home with your family? Awesome! But, before you get in too much of a hurry to rush out of your new place and head home for the holidays, make sure you check all these important steps for preparing your apartment…
10 Easy & Cheap DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas for Your Apartment

10 Easy & Cheap DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is almost here, ladies and gents! The first one coming up quickly on the calendar? Thanksgiving, the holiday that’s all about giving thanks for what you’ve got and enjoying some gobble gobble until you wobble wobble. For many, this time of year is packed full of travel plans and trips back home…
From the Mailbag: “When to Begin Your Out-of-State Apartment Search”

From the Mailbag: “When to Begin Your Out-of-State Apartment Search”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the very first MailBag blog. We’re excited to kick this advice-oriented column into high gear, so mosey on over here to learn more about the idea of the MailBag and how to send in your very own questions! First up, My First Apartment reader, Alexus, sent us this really good —…
Introducing the MailBag!

Introducing the MailBag!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, apartment dwellers! Whether you’re a veteran renter who has has lived in lots of apartments over the years or a newbie to the apartment living scene, there’s one thing we know for sure — you never know it all. We know better than anyone else because over the years the My First Apartment team…
7 Places to Shop for Colorful Apartment Decor

7 Places to Shop for Colorful Apartment Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you a lover of color? Does the idea of decorating your apartment with earth tones make your heart sink? Do you find yourself gravitating toward the brightest hues when you’re out shopping? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then we are gonna get along just splendidly. As a fellow apartment dweller who has…