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I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment
I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As my move to New York approaches, I am starting to make plans about how I want to furnish my apartment. As a suburban California kid, I have always had many places to shop, a car to transport new stuff, and parents to pay for things. Living in Brooklyn, all of that will be different.…
10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape
10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

10 Fun Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment With Washi Tape

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in an apartment, it’s really difficult to decorate without destroying the walls and ticking off the landlord. So what do you do when you can’t paint or can’t damage the walls too much with nail holes? Well, as I’ve discovered over my few years of apartment living, the answer is washi tape.…
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The big day has finally come — you’re moving into your brand spanking new studio apartment! You’ve been saving for months (even skipping on dinners out with friends and canceling your Netflix membership to save a few dollars here and there) and now you’ll gonna be out on your own and enjoying life in the big,…
Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover
Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover

Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you move into your new dorm room, you’ll probably look around and start thinking about ideas for decorating, and how you are going to pitch them to your roommate! A lot of dorm rooms end up looking very similar, but with some creativity, you can use these ideas and make them your own. 1. Fill The…
7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space
7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space

7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most challenging things about living with your parents is privacy. Your bedroom is really your only escape, and it should feel like your own place to relax. My bedroom was full of primary colored shelves, crazy lamps and furniture that I picked out in junior high. I decided to change up my…
$199 Standing Desk Giveaway!
$199 Standing Desk Giveaway!

$199 Standing Desk Giveaway!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post. Thanks to David and Isabella for donating the giveaway! The giveaway has closed! Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, Maggie, and thanks for all who participated in the giveaway. Here at My First Apartment, you can always count on us to answer all your first apartment questions, to help you solve dilemmas, and to…
10 Apartment-Friendly Picks from IKEA’s 2015 Catalogue
10 Apartment-Friendly Picks from IKEA’s 2015 Catalogue

10 Apartment-Friendly Picks from IKEA’s 2015 Catalogue

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last month, I had my yearly Christmas in July celebration. No, I didn’t invite friends and family over for a big pre-holiday bash. Instead, my festivities were just limited to me and the mother of all apartment shopping catalogues — the yearly IKEA booklet. This year, their focus was on making your space fit your…
DIY Hanging Photo Display
DIY Hanging Photo Display

DIY Hanging Photo Display

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend? Do you have the pictures to prove it but keep them hidden in your cell phone?  My suggestion: display the best ones on your wall and keep those memories fresh! Recently, my boyfriend (and roommate) and I went on a dream vacation. This was a trip…
Easy Fixes for Second-hand Furniture Problems
Easy Fixes for Second-hand Furniture Problems

Easy Fixes for Second-hand Furniture Problems

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Perhaps you’re moving into your own place for the first time, or perhaps you outfit your apartment in bargain pieces that might need a little — or a lot — of TLC. Either way, second-hand and hand-me-down furniture is always a budget-friendly option that can look great if you put in a little bit of…