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My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other
My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other

My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you think it’s time to take the leap and move in with your significant other. But, before you dive right in, you’re wondering what you should know and consider before you pop the big “should we move in together?” question. Moving in with your boyfriend/girlfriend is a huge step that can have either a…
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the holidays, your apartment is probably a mess. I know ours is. From running around to different family to eating yourself into exhaustion, it’s easy to let your apartment go. But, now is the perfect time to get re-organized and ready for a fabulous New Year in your fabulous apartment! I have a huge…
Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide
Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide

Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ah, the holiday season… it’s a time filled with hot chocolate, perfectly packaged gifts, family traditions, and a general outpouring of generosity. If you’re an apartment dweller, this time of year can be both magical and stressful all at once, especially when you’re dealing with a limited budget and a first go-around with the concept…
Dealing with Renter’s Remorse
Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

Dealing with Renter’s Remorse

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’ve looked and looked for the perfect apartment (or you lucked out and inherited a room in a friend’s space, in which case everyone is jealous of you and you better appreciate it), and finally signed the lease! As stressful as it was to move and unpack, you finally did it.  Congrats.  Hopefully you…
First Apartment Hunting and Furnishing Tips for New Single Moms
First Apartment Hunting and Furnishing Tips for New Single Moms

First Apartment Hunting and Furnishing Tips for New Single Moms

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is in response to a request we recently received from a soon-to-become single mom.  Some roommates leave dishes in the sink. Other roommates crowd the apartment with hideous furniture and bizarre knick-knacks—but your roommate? He’s happy to let you decide the décor. When your first roommate is your baby, you’ll get to decide everything.…
Book Review: <i>NYC Rental Bible</i>
Book Review: <i>NYC Rental Bible</i>

Book Review: NYC Rental Bible

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was asked to review the new ebook, NYC Rental Bible, it felt like a familiar assignment; I’m well acquainted with informational booklets. This is because, at every stage of my life, my father has given me a book on how to do that which I am about to do: a book on how…
Holiday tipping basics
Holiday tipping basics

Holiday tipping basics

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first holiday season on your own, how to handle tipping can be confusing. How much should you tip your super or your doorman? How about the letter carrier? And what to do if there is no money in your budget for tips? The gold standard in matters of etiquette, Emily Post,…
Which home gift are you dreaming of?
Which home gift are you dreaming of?

Which home gift are you dreaming of?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving around the holidays can be a pain. It’s cold (well, most places it’s cold), you’re stressed out, everything is operating on holiday hours and money is already tight. There are a few perks though. First of all, fewer people move at this time of year so some real deals can be found. Secondly, you…