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Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas
Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas

Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you’re in your first apartment, you may want to throw your first holiday party! Hosting friends and family in your own place can be the highlight of your holiday season. Not sure where to start with a fun holiday party? Check out these ideas and…
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?
Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

Are Meal Subscription Services Worth It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, you just don’t want to plan a menu, figure out what you need, and go to the grocery. That’s when meal subscription services come in. From Blue Apron to Hello Fresh, there are more than enough of these meal kit plans on the market for you to choose from, but given their price tags,…
Holiday Hosting Tips For Small Spaces
Holiday Hosting Tips For Small Spaces

Holiday Hosting Tips For Small Spaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spending the holiday season in your first apartment is exciting! Even if you plan to go home for the holidays, there are lots of holiday party hosting opportunities for dinners, game nights, gatherings and gift exchanges throughout December. Hosting people in a small space may seem intimidating, but fear not! Here are 5 tips to…
Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party
Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Easiest Ever Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s your first Thanksgiving away from your family and the budget does not allow you to go home. Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own last-minute Thanksgiving dinner party. The menu planning is a breeze, and by now it’s a truly casual invite so nobody…
Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips
Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips

Our Most Popular Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving Decor and Party Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s not too late to plan your first Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving Party! Here are some great party ideas from our bloggers. Decorating Tips from Audra Inevitably, not being able to head home for Thanksgiving leaves many feeling blue and wondering how to get that holiday feeling without family around. The truth is, staying local and…
Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook
Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re trying to get a little more motivated in the kitchen, you know this first hand. Cooking is hard! From planning meals (tips here!) to grocery shopping then actually cooking, moving into your first place can be a rude awakening that home-cooked meals don’t always come easily. Deciding to cook at home more often…
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding dinner recipes that are quick and easy to cook in your first apartment can be a game-changer. If you haven’t yet learned, going out to eat or ordering in can have a negative impact on both your health and your bank account. Instead, make a commitment to learn these quick and easy recipes that you…
Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment
Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment

Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you let that cute dog in the pet store window or a shelter steal your heart, make sure you do a little research to find out if your building allows pets and which dog breeds are best suited for your living situation. Many landlords will let you know their pet policy as soon as…
How to *Productively* Work from Home
How to *Productively* Work from Home

How to *Productively* Work from Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For a lot of people, working from home may seem like a dream situation. Getting up late, working in your pajamas, and being able to spend the entire day hanging out with your favorite living thing on this earth…your dog (or at least that’s my dream anyway). But what about when you actually have to…
5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City
5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City

5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a child I was always the one at sleepovers to call my mom at midnight, begging her to pick me up. Homesickness followed me to every school trip, summer vacation, and moving into my first apartment. Once the excitement of being in a new city and a new apartment wore off, I was left…