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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…
Cheap Bathroom Upgrades
Cheap Bathroom Upgrades

Cheap Bathroom Upgrades

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment bathrooms can be the least “nice” square feet in your whole place! Even after the deep clean you surely gave it upon move in, it can be hard to make it look shiny and new. Never fear! There are quite a few cheap bathroom upgrades that will improve the look and feel of your…
10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

10 Simple DIY Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here’s another oldie but goodie, updated from our archives — Audra’s take on simple DIY Christmas trees. (OK, the last one is by Martha Stewart, so it’s a little more elaborate.) The first holiday season I ever spent in my very own apartment, I went a little crazy. I was absolutely convinced that I had…
Double-Duty Decor
Double-Duty Decor

Double-Duty Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Without a massive budget for decorating, your decor should do double-duty… meaning having more than one use! Instead of spending money on items that only serve a single purpose, consider some of these double-duty decor hacks in your first place! Key hanger / entry table Wayfair $37.99 What’s the first thing you want to do…
7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own
7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own

7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in to your first apartment can be stressful. From figuring out your budget to decorating your new place, there’s a lot happening all at once. Sure, we all know we need furniture and food, but what else is there? Having these 7 apartment essentials, though, will definitely take a few stressors off your plate.…
7 Ways To Furnish Your Apartment On Budget
7 Ways To Furnish Your Apartment On Budget

7 Ways To Furnish Your Apartment On Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve moved into your first apartment, but it’s looking a bit bare. Between rent, moving costs, and utilities, the expenses associated with getting an apartment might leave little for your furnishings fund. Just relax, you don’t have to get your place completely furnished right away. Here are 7 ways to furnish your apartment when…
Best Rug Finds
Best Rug Finds

Best Rug Finds

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the market for a new rug? You’re in luck! Apartment carpet can be dingy at best (and stinky at worst!) and nothing brightens your space like a colorful, new (clean) rug. Plus, if you take great care of them, they can last you well into your next few apartments. Check out our favorite places to…
How to Shop for a Mattress Like a Pro – Use This 7 Item Checklist!
How to Shop for a Mattress Like a Pro – Use This 7 Item Checklist!

How to Shop for a Mattress Like a Pro – Use This 7 Item Checklist!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many first apartment renters shop for a mattress as their first big-ticket purchase. If you choose wisely, the mattress will last through many apartments.  If you get the wrong one, you lose both your money and your sleep. Often, first time mattress buyers don’t pay much attention to anything but the mattress size and cost,…