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Basic Furniture Checklist
Basic Furniture Checklist

Basic Furniture Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Budgeting for Furniture. Check out our Basic Furniture Checklist to see what you'll need to furnish a one bedroom apartment at Ikea or Pottery Barn prices.
Starter Apartment Checklist
Starter Apartment Checklist

Starter Apartment Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Starter Equipment Checklist has all the basics and more. If you are lucky to have relatives ready to gift you stuff to get you move out, hand them this list and you'll be set.
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The key to a successful roommate relationship is having each party know what to expect right from the start. The best way to accomplish this is by drafting a written roommate agreement that anticipates problems before they arise and establishes ways to deal with them.
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes
Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

Top Five First Apartment Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Mistake #1. Paying Too Much. This is the most common beginner’s mistake. It is easy to forget that rent is only part of expenses you’ll have to deal with living on your own – there’s also gas and electric, cable and phone, not to mention commuting to work, food and dry cleaning. You may even…
Let the Hunt Begin
Let the Hunt Begin

Let the Hunt Begin

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome to My First Apartment, a brand new website dedicated to helping you survive your flight from the nest and into the great, wide world of renting. As experts in the field of screwing up and learning by experience, we have amassed a wealth of tips about what to look for when scouting for a…