Posts Tagged: furniture

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly
IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

IKEA’s New Stockholm Collection Is Stylish and Apartment Friendly

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The reviews are in, the votes have been tallied, the collective internet voice heard: IKEA has upped their style game. Big time. Building on top of their reputation for affordable, space-saving furniture for minimalist apartment living, IKEA’s newest collection (out next month) offers items that you’d be proud to showcase in your apartment, regardless of…
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line
Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

Our Top Picks from Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces Line

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a small apartment must be in want of smart, savvy, space-saving furniture. Enter Pottery Barn’s Small Spaces line stage right. IKEA has long reigned as the place to find multi-purpose furniture for small apartments, but Pottery Barn is giving them stiff competition. Although less budget…
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk
Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

Infographic: Where to Find Steals & Get Rid of Junk

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving to a new apartment can be overwhelming. Finding a new place, signing a lease, planning the move…and don’t forget packing! That’s probably the worst part! The good news is that The Move is a great time to purge yourself of things you don’t need. Plus, if you have some nice things to leave behind,…
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to move into your first studio, and you’re finding that, as in many areas of life, everything seems to cost even more money than Paris Hilton’s shoes. You’ve pulled a laundry list of furniture to buy for your apartment off the Internet, and even though all the stuff on there is reasonable,…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve signed the lease and you have a move-in date. You know how much rent you can afford. But what are your expenses once you move in? Let’s break it down. First, there’s the moving. This is a one-time expense, but it can be a big one. You need to decide whether you’re using movers…
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn
Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

Dollar for Dollar: Furnishing Your Apartment at Ikea vs. Target vs. Pottery Barn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to furnishing your first apartment, there is always a budget to consider.  What you can get with your money is vastly different from store to store. A while back, My First Apartment compiled an excellent list that compared the cost of buying your furniture essentials at several different stores.   As a self-professed bargain hunter…
Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000
Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000

Furnishing an Apartment for under $2,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A month ago, we reviewed what to do if you need to furnish your apartment in $500 or less. Today, we’ll touch on suggestions if your budget’s a little bit larger – basically under $2,000. Which, when you consider our most recent first apartment checklist, isn’t so outlandish … after all, there’s a lot of…