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7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid
7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

7 First Apartment Decorating Mistakes To Avoid

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you moved into your first apartment over the summer, your moving boxes should by now be in the recycling bin and your stuff neatly put away. (If that’s not the case yet stop reading right now, go empty your boxes, and come back when it’s done!) Now that the summer is gone, you are…
Bloggers Wanted!
Bloggers Wanted!

Bloggers Wanted!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment is looking to add to our team a couple of new bloggers and a photo editor. Please email your reply to [email protected] BLOGGERS: If you want to share your first apartment experiences with our site’s 200,000+ monthly visitors, let us know why you should be the next MFA blogger.  Or perhaps you…
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the important adult life skills you learn living in your first apartment is how to deal with your landlord. If you manage that relationship right from the beginning it will help to make the first year on your own a great experience. If you mess it up, you may lose your security deposit…
Affordable Rent Calculator
Affordable Rent Calculator

Affordable Rent Calculator

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Click Yes or No below to open calculator.   Description of the My First Apartment’s Affordable Rent Calculator: 1.) The above easy-to-use calculator uses the formulas from this post for calculating your maximum affordable rent. (Note: If you are paid hourly, you should also check our post How Much Rent Can I Afford on My…
5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home
5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home

5 No-Paint Tricks That Turn Landlord’s White Box into Your Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You read the lease and there it is: you are not allowed to paint the walls without landlord’s permission. You had your heart set on sky blue ceiling with a few puffy clouds and your favorite mint green walls. Now you have to live with Landlord White or Decorator White, White Dove, Linen White, Super…
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MyFirstApartment.com loves organizing tips! Here are some more smart ideas for how to keep small spaces organized, courtesy of our friends at FBD. While we have covered many of these tricks before, there are some clever new ones to stretch the space in your first apartment, like arranging a little storage area on the top of the fridge. Courtesy…
From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!
From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!

From the MFA Mailbag – Our All-Time Favorite Letter From a Reader!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment’s mission statement has always been,  “When you are ready to move out on your own, we’ll help you step-by-step to make it happen.”  We don’t always know if we have achieved our mission, but a few days ago we received a letter from Jon J that gave our entire team a thrill…
Bloggers Wanted! Join the Growing MFA Team
Bloggers Wanted! Join the Growing MFA Team

Bloggers Wanted! Join the Growing MFA Team

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My First Apartment is looking to add to our team a couple of new bloggers, a photo editor and a social media assistant. BLOGGERS: If you are a 2015 grad and want to share your first post-graduation apartment experiences with our site’s 200,000+ monthly visitors, let us know why you should be the next MFA…
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.
International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

International Student’s Guide to Finding Housing in the U. S.

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You have just received your acceptance letter from your dream university in the United States and as you are celebrating with family and friends, someone asks you, “Where will you live?” You hadn’t thought about that. You go through the acceptance package, find the section about housing and realize that you have to find a…