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$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…
Thrift Shops: the Best Places for Furniture Bargains (and for a Good Cause)
Thrift Shops: the Best Places for Furniture Bargains (and for a Good Cause)

Thrift Shops: the Best Places for Furniture Bargains (and for a Good Cause)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you move into your first apartment, you quickly discover that furniture can be expensive, very expensive.  But, as a friend of mine says, furniture is one of those commodities that you can get at any price – it’s just as possible to have an aunt give you her old coffee table for free as it…
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you are starting from scratch in a new apartment or just sprucing up the space you are currently living in, being hasty can result in purchases you end up not wanting to use. After rushing the process myself and buying an area rug that won’t work, I have learned that there are five steps that…