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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…
Katherine Picks Up Her Furniture Essentials for under $1,000
Katherine Picks Up Her Furniture Essentials for under $1,000

Katherine Picks Up Her Furniture Essentials for under $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 Our blogger Katherine has chronicled the ups and downs of her apartment search, and now shares how she’s furnished  the basics for less than $1,000.  FURNISHING YOUR FIRST APARTMENT: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? by Katherine So I’ve recently found my first real-live apartment and my roommate and I have found ourselves in that predicament that newlyweds usually face:…
Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!
Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!

Spring Dumpster Diving for Free Furniture!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dumpster Diving It’s a pretty great term, right? It sounds almost exotic—maybe even hipster cool these days. I mean, Mary-Kate Olsen’s even made running around like a Hobo look hot. Hear me out though — I’m not recommending that you jump headfirst into your smelly neighborhood garbage can, but welcome to the Christmas of moving…
What Your Money Will Buy You: The Furniture Version
What Your Money Will Buy You: The Furniture Version

What Your Money Will Buy You: The Furniture Version

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For those of you who know the site like the back of your hand, you’ll recall a list that was compiled a while back comparing the price differences of furniture from IKEA vs. Pottery Barn. Well, time has flown by us and we thought it was time to update the prices. We also thought we…
Basic Furniture Checklist
Basic Furniture Checklist

Basic Furniture Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Budgeting for Furniture. Check out our Basic Furniture Checklist to see what you'll need to furnish a one bedroom apartment at Ikea or Pottery Barn prices.
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re frustrated with your apartment because it’s on a busy, loud street or you have noisy neighbors, it’s time to soundproof your apartment. There are many different ways to reduce noise, and although you might think it’s expensive to soundproof your living space, you can affordably soundproof your apartment in all kinds of creative…
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring cleaning sounds nice in theory, but it can be overwhelming in execution. Although you want to give your apartment a deep cleaning, you might not always know where to start. If you’re unsure, here’s a thorough spring cleaning task list to get your apartment squeaky clean. 1. Declutter One important task while spring cleaning…
Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed
Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed

Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a small apartment or a bedroom that lacks storage space can be challenging, so you’ll need to think of creative space-saving ways to store your belongings. With some planning, you can place your belongings under your bed while making your room appear spacious. Below, discover five ways to make the best of the space…