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Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture
4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture

4 Rules for Buying First Apartment Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first apartment is a big budget item and it’s easy to make costly mistakes if you don’t plan carefully before heading to the store. If you follow these four rules, you can save big hassles and lot of money later on. 1. Decide if you plan to keep the furniture for one year…
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!
$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

$400 Furniture GIVEAWAY!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Giveaway This GIVEAWAY is now closed. The winner will be announced later today. To celebrate the beginning of the summer season and help you kick-start furnishing your first apartment,  Apt2B.com, one of our favorite online furniture sites, will give one lucky GIVEAWAY winner a $400 gift certificate to their site.  But that’s not all!…
Shopping for Furniture Online
Shopping for Furniture Online

Shopping for Furniture Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online shopping is one of the greatest modern-day conveniences. Furniture shopping online isn’t ideal, but it is a valuable option for some people. As a young adult moving into her first apartment, I realized quickly how much furniture I needed and how little time I had to purchase it. Maybe you are like me, and…
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing
Moving Out:  Leases, Furniture and Packing

Moving Out: Leases, Furniture and Packing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For most of us, moving out on our own is the step we have been waiting for our whole life — well, at least since we turned 13.  Growing up I can remember getting in fights with my parents and under my breath saying, “Well one day I will be moved out and won’t have…
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re finally in your new place and it looks…drab. That’s pretty common in rental apartments. They specialize in beige: carpets, walls, counters…you get the picture. If you didn’t bring much apartment decor with you during your move, you’re probably eager to get started on sprucing the place up. But, what items deserve a splurge,…
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment
Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

Fitting In: Buying Furniture for a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to move into your first studio, and you’re finding that, as in many areas of life, everything seems to cost even more money than Paris Hilton’s shoes. You’ve pulled a laundry list of furniture to buy for your apartment off the Internet, and even though all the stuff on there is reasonable,…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…
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…
Renting Furniture: Is It a Good Idea?
Renting Furniture: Is It a Good Idea?

Renting Furniture: Is It a Good Idea?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  In keeping with this February’s Design Month theme, I’d like to answer a question from  one of our readers, Jared. He was wondering whether it would be worthwhile to rent-to-own his furniture, rather than buying it piece-by-piece. He made the point that for the expected monthly payment of rentals, he could afford much nicer…