Author My First Apartment
Alex

Alex has rented in Minneapolis, Queens, Brooklyn, and now Chicago. He can kill rodents and roaches when required, and loves picture-hanging projects. If you're ever in town, give him a shout.
7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!
7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!

7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!

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You just moved in a few weeks ago and now you’re settled into your new apartment – you have everything you need. Except … a few months later, you reach for your drawer to pull out some scissors and you realize … oh, wait, you don’t have any. It’s your parents who have a pair…
Announcing Our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Winner!
Announcing Our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Announcing Our $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

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The last two weeks, we’ve been cataloguing Alex’s dinner party proclivities as part of our  “Small Space, Savvy Budget: How to Host a Pint-Size Party” giveaway (presented in conjunction with Apartment Guide) and it’s now time to announce the winner: Laura Royal. We will be contacting her shortly. Laura posted that her favorite dinner-party dish was Artichoke…
My Pint-Size Party Wrap-Up!
My Pint-Size Party Wrap-Up!

My Pint-Size Party Wrap-Up!

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Last week, as part of our “Small Space, Savvy Budget: How to Host a Pint-Size Party” giveaway (presented in conjunction with Apartment Guide) I recommended that if you throw a small party at your place, go the dinner party route. Well, mine happened last weekend (See Disclaimer Below), and, as you can guess from the…
Throw A Great Party and Enter to Win our *$50 Giveaway*
Throw A Great Party and Enter to Win our *$50 Giveaway*

Throw A Great Party and Enter to Win our *$50 Giveaway*

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You may think that throwing a party is too hard. Especially if you don’t have space or money, and don’t know where to begin.  That’s where we can help: in conjunction with Apartment Guide, we here at My First Apartment are participating in the “Small Space, Savvy Budget: How to Host a Pint-Size Party.”  We’ll…
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Long Distance Apartment Hunt
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Long Distance Apartment Hunt

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Long Distance Apartment Hunt

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So you’re moving to a new city, one nowhere near where you currently live, and you need to find an apartment. What to do? Last year, Alissa covered moving to New York on short notice, and Katherine covered her needs for moving long distance to LA. Also, Alissa gave some general tips in 2006 that…
Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options
Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

Green Moving with Reusable Moving Boxes: Our Review of Popular Options

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Traditional moving boxes are always a problem. It’s a pain to get them, they’re too expensive, and then, once you’re moved, you likely don’t have the storage to keep them … so you have to throw them out. Or you’ll go the free box route, scavenging empty boxes from supermarkets and liquor stores and worrying about…
Our Favorite Online Money Management Sites
Our Favorite Online Money Management Sites

Our Favorite Online Money Management Sites

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Last week we covered online deal sites and warned against overspending. But what if you need help managing your money? Can you get online assistance for that? Yes, in fact, you can. Help is popping up all over the web. Below are a few of the best money management sites, all of which are free:…
The Best Online Home Goods Deal Sites: What You Need to Know
The Best Online Home Goods Deal Sites: What You Need to Know

The Best Online Home Goods Deal Sites: What You Need to Know

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  Deals! They’re everywhere online these days. Gilt Group started the revolution a couple years ago by selling designer clothing at steep discounts, and sites like Ideeli and Rue La La followed suit. The deals have since expanded to home goods. Below are a few of our favorites: 1) Fab.com has been getting a lot of press…
Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment
Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment

Easy Fixes to Personalize Your New Apartment

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You moved into your new apartment a few months ago. All your major chores seem to be done: Unpacked all your boxes? Check. Hung up your pictures? Check. Learned the basics of your new neighborhood? Check. But something feels a little bit off … and you can’t quite put your finger on it. Perhaps it’s…
Credit Card Debt Galore – What to Do?
Credit Card Debt Galore – What to Do?

Credit Card Debt Galore – What to Do?

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Last week, we talked about what to do if you have a good, but not great credit score – about how to subtly raise your score into the upper echelon. But what if you have justifiably terrible credit? What if you’re more like those people who rack up $20,000 in debt on nine cards and…