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One year later
One year later

One year later

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This update came from blogger Jeff in Chicago: Getting out of my parents house was the best decision I ever made. Although the bills and the added responsibilities of making my own food (I miss my Dad’s cooking for sure) is tough, I am out and about in a great city in my mid-20s. I’ve…
Update: One Year In
Update: One Year In

Update: One Year In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I have now been living in my apartment in Chicago for a year and 2 months. As you can probably guess, I decided to renew my lease. I’ve been happy with the apartment, I didn’t want to pay more for a bigger place (not yet, anyway), and the thought of moving was too exhausting, so…
Apartment’s First Anniversary!
Apartment’s First Anniversary!

Apartment’s First Anniversary!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To be honest, it feels like yesterday that two strangers (soon to be roommates) and I signed a yearlong lease to an Apartment in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The three of us had met on craigslist and with crossed fingers and toes, decided to make that leap from not knowing the other’s favorite color to knowing…
Time Flies
Time Flies

Time Flies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost been a year since I made my move to the Big Apple (well, across the river from the Big Apple, anyway), and I’ve been having a blast. The Jersey City apartment is still wonderful. I thought it was going to be really inconvenient living in New Jersey, but I’m actually closer to a…
We’re Going on Hiatus
We’re Going on Hiatus

We’re Going on Hiatus

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Philadelphia search has been such a rough one. I was being picky about the areas I wanted to go, but I know my comfort and safety in an area is definitely a high priority, aside from amenities like a washer and dryer. My friend Terry who suggested us rooming together in Philly suggested maybe…
Success- Kind of
Success- Kind of

Success- Kind of

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Well its as simple as this. I got an internship at a newspaper and I love it. I’m transitioning out of academia, to the newsroom?- or somewhere else. I’m applying for a teaching assistantship in France next fall and I have an internship at a magazine this summer. I will only be in DC until…
No More Achoo! Getting Allergies Under Control
No More Achoo! Getting Allergies Under Control

No More Achoo! Getting Allergies Under Control

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of questions you could ask the ancient Egyptians about their construction of their famous pyramids. Most would probably involve geometry and physics, maybe even a side of human resources work ethic. All are sexier topics than what I’d ask them: didn’t you guys have allergies? Seriously, I’ve been unloading boxes for…
Got Gas?
Got Gas?

Got Gas?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My senior year in college, I sublet a room in an off-campus house with some friends. This house, like every other house I’ve lived in, used gas to heat the stove and water heater. One icy day in mid January, my infinitely lovely and practical roommate M. and I were alone in the downstairs apartment,…
Sites Kate Likes
Sites Kate Likes

Sites Kate Likes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Design/Lifestyle:http://apartmenttherapy.com –Daily blogs featuring news, reviews, and other info to help make your apartment a better place. New York, LA, San Francisco, and Chicago all have their own blogs, but the advice contained within will be inspirational wherever you live. Also check out the “Kitchen” blog for design and cooking tips. http://shelterrific.com –From the publishers…
Links I love!
Links I love!

Links I love!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Transforming your apartment from living space to home is nothing short of a process; good thing there are all these wonderfully inventive websites ready and waiting to help! When looking to buy quality furnishings for less:http://www.overstock.com— They stock leftover goods from high-end retailers, meaning you can get that 400 count duvet for 40 bucks. No…