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4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment
4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking to move into your first apartment or already have your move planned, you know that the experience, while exciting, can be costly. From the actual expense of moving to decorating your place, there’s a lot to budget for. That’s why you should give thrift store shopping some thought, especially when decorating and…
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The idea of furnishing a new apartment, in addition to paying rent, is the stuff of nightmares for those of us paying off loans. Add the Pinterest-induced pressure of accent pieces, space-saving DIY projects, and words like “minimalist,” “bohemian,” and “shabby chic,” and one wants to throw their hands up and sleep on an air…
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…
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For me, one of the most exciting things about getting my own apartment was being able to decorate a space of my own. I’ve always loved finding a good deal, and thrifting is a great way to get home décor on a budget. Where? My favorite places to thrift are actual thrift stores (will vary…
Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!
Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!

Alexandra’s One Big IKEA Shopping Spree Gets Her Studio Furnished!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just when you thought the hard work had all been done – you’ve found a place, negotiated with the landlord, signed the lease and collected the keys – you open the doors to nothing more but a shell. It is then that the real task begins – furnishing your new apartment. For some, the term…
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a huge step in adulting. In a lot of cases, first apartment-ers have just landed their first big job or got a promotion from their company, which puts them in a position to gain some independence (aka pay for an apartment). Part of adulting in a new job (or…
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re finally in your new place and it looks…drab. That’s pretty common in rental apartments. They specialize in beige: carpets, walls, counters…you get the picture. If you didn’t bring much apartment decor with you during your move, you’re probably eager to get started on sprucing the place up. But, what items deserve a splurge,…
11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal
11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal

11 Tips for Living Green & Frugal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living a green lifestyle isn’t supposed to be an expensive venture. Sure, there are all kinds of cool yet pricey eco-friendly products out there, but when it comes down to basic living expenses taking a green approach and plugging it into your daily life can make a big monetary difference.  It’s like being frugal with…
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tax season is HERE, which for many can also mean Tax REFUND Season! Depending on how your income is set up, you may expect some of your tax money coming back to you in the coming months. Add that to any holiday cash you may have received, and it’s surely burning a hole in your pocket!…