Posts Tagged: furniture

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

  |   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

  |   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…
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…
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my last post, I discussed how important it is to prepare before buying any of your furniture. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a bed! A bed is usually the first purchase for your new apartment – and it is often the most expensive and space-consuming piece you buy. I’ll help you sift through the…
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

  |   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…
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…
U-Haul, eek, part 2

U-Haul, eek, part 2

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, I now am the proud owner of a 7-year-old peach and beige fabric sofa. How did the move go, you ask? More or less smoothly. Or less. The movers arrived forty-five minutes late and they didn’t have any quilts to cover the sofa with, so I had to improvise with sheets. To be fair,…