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DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?
DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

DIY Decorating: Dreamy or Disaster?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the self-proclaimed cheapskate that I am, I’m always trying to find new ways to save money while furnishing my new apartment. Of course, one of the first things I go to is “Do-It-Yourself” projects and it’s easy to be swept up in the DIY excitement. The idea of putting your own stamp on your…
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings
Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

Tips for Recovering after Moving Costs Wipe Out Your Savings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is very exciting, especially when it comes to furnishing and decorating your apartment within the first month! Starting off in a new apartment is also very expensive, with landlords often asking for first and last month’s rent, a hefty security deposit and any fees tagged on for using a broker…
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping
Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

Thrift Shop Decorating: 5 Basic Rules of Second-Hand Shopping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The idea of furnishing a new apartment, in addition to paying rent, is the stuff of nightmares for those of us paying off loans. Add the Pinterest-induced pressure of accent pieces, space-saving DIY projects, and words like “minimalist,” “bohemian,” and “shabby chic,” and one wants to throw their hands up and sleep on an air…
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes
My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

My Worst First Apartment Decorating Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Furnishing your first home can be exciting and fun! You have the freedom to decorate your place however you want and to express yourself through your apartment! Not immune to getting caught up in the fun of furnishing an apartment, I’ve definitely made my share of decorating mistakes.  Here are a few things I would…
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,…
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000
How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

How to Furnish Your Studio Apartment on $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The big day has finally come — you’re moving into your brand spanking new studio apartment! You’ve been saving for months (even skipping on dinners out with friends and canceling your Netflix membership to save a few dollars here and there) and now you’ll gonna be out on your own and enjoying life in the big,…
Rent is HOW MUCH? – Apartment Hunt Starts in DC
Rent is HOW MUCH? – Apartment Hunt Starts in DC

Rent is HOW MUCH? – Apartment Hunt Starts in DC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living in one of the richest counties in America seems great…until you begin to search for your own place. I’m currently at home with my parents as I finish up law school because, you know, it’s smart and frugal and a little crazy. It is time to fly away from the coop now that I…