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What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you pack all your belongings for your upcoming move, you might stumble upon a bunch of old documents you’ve been holding on to, not sure what to do with them or even if you need to keep them in the first place. If you’re not using these documents, you might not want to bring…
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your next raise kicks in, you may find yourself dreaming of all the things you could buy with that cash bump. You might want to consider using that extra money to redecorate your home. You may even think about an entirely new apartment that’s now in your budget. But does a raise mean you…
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A bar is an exciting way to entertain friends and family while keeping your liquor and barware organized. It lets you have a drink or two at home much more cheaply than if you went out for one. However, putting together an at-home bar might take some work to assemble. To save you time and…
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be exciting, but there’s no doubt about it: the process is exhausting. As one address and complex blurs into the next, it could be easy to forget to ask certain questions. In this anxious mindstate, it can be easy to forget to ask your agent, landlord, or property manager some…
How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less
How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less

How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With all the costs that come along with moving, decorating can seem like the most frivolous spend you can make. However, nobody really wants to stare at the same blank walls day after day. To truly transform your apartment into something you can call your own, that involves putting a little personality on the walls,…
How To Change Your Address When You Move
How To Change Your Address When You Move

How To Change Your Address When You Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of important personal contacts, as well as government authorities, that need to be notified of your new address when you move. Sure, you can try to change all those contacts yourself, but that’s a lot of time spent — and it’s very easy to miss a few along the way. How…
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons
Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

Should You Hire Movers? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be super exciting, but the act of moving is usually pretty dreadful. Boxing up all your belongings can be a chaotic and stressful process, and so is moving these boxes and your big furniture pieces from your old place into your new digs. Moving can be exhausting and a huge…
How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap
How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap

How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  If there’s any stereotype that holds true, it’s that most college students don’t have much money. Between taking out large student loans, struggling to make time for paid work against the burden of schoolwork and classes, and going out with friends, students often need to save money however they can. At the same time,…
How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In
How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This is a huge moment in your life: You’ve found that special someone, you’ve been with them for quite some time, and you’re planning the next significant step: to share a home with them. Although the notion of your significant other moving in may be a storied, romantic one, it comes with no shortage of…
Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment
Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment

Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment

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You’ve made the big leap. After years of sharing homes with roommates, you’ve signed a lease and put down a deposit on your first apartment alone, a studio that you’ll have entirely to yourself. The only downside is adjusting to life in a smaller space. Most studios are just several hundred square feet in size,…