Decorating

When Should You Avoid Ads For Free Things?
When Should You Avoid Ads For Free Things?

When Should You Avoid Ads For Free Things?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s nothing quite like finding that perfect new silverware tray for your kitchen drawer on a social media group or classified ad website and realizing that you can get it for free. No, not super cheap – free. Getting new decorations, furniture, or other household items for free sounds great, but it’s not always a…
Four IKEA Apartment Decoration Hacks
Four IKEA Apartment Decoration Hacks

Four IKEA Apartment Decoration Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
IKEA has become the go-to furniture and decoration brand for anyone operating on a modest budget. The Swedish company’s items look thoroughly modern, with simple designs and eye-catching but not overwhelming colors defining its idiosyncratic aesthetic. It’s just not the brand’s agreeable design approach that’s made it so beloved – it’s their prices, which are…
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 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,…
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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,…
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, it unlikely that you’re going to be blessed with a two bedroom, two bath townhouse. If you were so lucky, congratulations. However, for those in larger (and more expensive) cities, square footage is money, but don’t worry, there are ways to make your small space feel bigger. Whether…
5 Trendy Apartment Ideas
5 Trendy Apartment Ideas

5 Trendy Apartment Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Trends come and go, but with a little effort, you can make your space look like one in a beautiful, trendy apartment Instagram post! Check out these latest trends (that you can create on a budget!) to add some modern touches to your space. Set up a coffee bar Are you always stopping at the…
4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment
4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking to move into your first apartment or already have your move planned, you know that the experience, while exciting, can be costly. From the actual expense of moving to decorating your place, there’s a lot to budget for. That’s why you should give thrift store shopping some thought, especially when decorating and…
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tax season is HERE, which for many can also mean Tax REFUND Season! Depending on how your income is set up, you may expect some of your tax money coming back to you in the coming months. Add that to any holiday cash you may have received, and it’s surely burning a hole in your pocket!…
Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!
Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your first apartment, cost likely takes precedence over square footage. Budget-friendly apartment hunters may settle on a small space they can afford… and that’s perfect! Once you’re in your small space, it’s time to get decorating. The great news is that with a little thought, you can make decisions that actually make your small…