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Furnishing on the Cheap and Cheaper
Furnishing on the Cheap and Cheaper

Furnishing on the Cheap and Cheaper

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, IKEA just isn’t cheap enough. That’s where Craigslist, estate sales, and garage sales come into play. While IKEA has affordable, attractive furniture options for nearly every budget level, the prices can still be steep for someone just starting out on their own. When your furnishing budget is minimal the most obvious place to start…
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds
Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

Furnishing With Cheap and Free Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Free Craigslist: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Free Furniture Once I signed my lease, I revelled in the idea of finally having my very own space to live in, free of…
Thrifted Furnishings — How To Furnish Your Apartment For Less
Thrifted Furnishings — How To Furnish Your Apartment For Less

Thrifted Furnishings — How To Furnish Your Apartment For Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am a self professed thrift store queen, and I hate paying full price for anything — including furniture. I’m the kind of person who sees something on the side of the street and tries to figure out ways I can use it in my house, because I love free items that much. My first…
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices
This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

This For That: Furnishing with High-End Looks at Low Prices

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have expensive taste and shallow pockets? There are so many beautiful furniture options at higher-end stores such as Crate&Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, etc. However, most of us moving into our first apartment cannot afford to furnish our homes from those stores. The great thing is that most styles offered from high end…
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales
5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

5 Apps To Help You Furnish For Cheap With Online Yard Sales

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you remember waking up early on Saturday mornings, to go loot through other people’s knick-knacks with your Aunt Suze or your Granny K? If so, you might remember garage sales and yard sales as unsorted, slightly-dirty collections of used tube socks; squirrel candles with their heads burned off; cross-stitch samplers from deceased elderly relatives;…
Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge
Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge

Furnishing Basics: Where to Skimp and Where to Splurge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a first apartment is exciting, and it should be! But it also often comes at a time in our lives when we aren’t rolling in money. Many of us are college students or recent grads…so how can we make sure that our money is well spent? Accepting that we don’t need the most…
Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets
Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets

Furnishing an Apartment That Will be Home to Pets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Growing up with pets of all kinds taught me that animals often destroy things…expensive things usually. If you are moving into a new apartment with your pet, or you are thinking of adopting a new pet once you are settled in, there are some important things that you need to consider when buying furnishings. Couches and pets…
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…
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes
7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

7 Biggest First Apartment Furnishing Mistakes

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Furnishing your first apartment is no easy task. It’s a fact we know well around here at My First Apartment because we’ve all been there, done that, and have plenty of “uh-oh” stories to tell. So, as you set out to furnish your new place and make it your first home away from home, watch…
My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist
My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Whenever I’m in dire need of inspiration for a creative project I’m about to take on, I always turn to the one source that never lets me down: music. Decorating my new place is no exception to this rule, so I’ve compiled a list of essential songs to listen to while adding the perfect…