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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.
Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames
Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames

Seven Steps for Hanging Picture Frames

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Choosing decorations for your apartment walls may come easily to you, but actually hanging them can sometimes prove more challenging. After buying a nice frame for your wall art, you’ll need to prevent damage to both your art and your wall as you hang it. Here are seven steps to safely hang your picture frames.…
Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand
Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

Here’s Which Kitchen Tools You Can (and Can’t) Buy Secondhand

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
To many apartment dwellers, apartment life means serious budgeting. Furniture, cookware, and other household items can be expensive, so you may want to buy some things secondhand. However, that’s not always the smartest move. Below, learn which kitchen tools you can and can’t buy secondhand. Why buy secondhand? When you’re buying used kitchenware, you’ll pay…
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once the hot, humid days of summer have passed and nightfall arrives earlier, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit and whip out your most exciting Halloween decorations. But if your apartment doesn’t have all that much space – especially if you have a balcony or terrace that’s also small – you might face…
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Based on your preferences and lifestyle, you will need a certain amount of space in your apartment. While hunting for your new apartment, you might wonder just how much (or how little) square footage you’ll need. But sometimes, it’s not all about the amount of space you have. Here are seven questions about apartment space…
Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments
Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your apartment is located on a noisy street or you have loud neighbors, you might have trouble sleeping. Loud sounds can interrupt your sleep, causing insomnia and sleep deprivation. The good news is, there are things you can do about it. Here are four tips for sleeping better in a noisy apartment. White noise …