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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,…
6 Cozy Affordable Items To Spruce Up Your Decor
6 Cozy Affordable Items To Spruce Up Your Decor

6 Cozy Affordable Items To Spruce Up Your Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With fall here and winter on the way, some people are mourning the loss of warmer weather. Whether that’s you or not, it’s important to keep your space as cozy as possible during the months where some deal with issues like seasonal affect disorder. How can you counteract that? By using these 6 cozy affordable…
7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment
7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment

7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes space is limited. Whether you’ve got just a tiny bathroom or your whole apartment is small, you’ll need to know how to maximize storage to get the most out of your new digs. Thankfully, there are tons of pieces to maximize storage in your tiny apartment. From drawer organizers to multi-purpose furniture, you’ve got…