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Le Dog and Le Apartment
Le Dog and Le Apartment

Le Dog and Le Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for an apartment con fair, furry friend can make a person feel like a real leper. For, no matter how docile your darling may be, convincing a potential landlord of that is often another matter. Luckily, there are pet owners who have come before you, with helpful, and occasionally surprising, advice. How to Get…
Sites Kate Likes
Sites Kate Likes

Sites Kate Likes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Design/Lifestyle:http://apartmenttherapy.com –Daily blogs featuring news, reviews, and other info to help make your apartment a better place. New York, LA, San Francisco, and Chicago all have their own blogs, but the advice contained within will be inspirational wherever you live. Also check out the “Kitchen” blog for design and cooking tips. http://shelterrific.com –From the publishers…
Alissa Rents in Euro Land
Alissa Rents in Euro Land

Alissa Rents in Euro Land

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our friend Alissa recalls her rental experiences in Europe. “There are so many unique and inspired reasons to move abroad. From studying to teaching English to gaining some work experience, I don’t know anyone who regretted their decision to leave American soil for a time. As for me? I’ve lived abroad twice for a combined…
Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In
Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In

Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1. Document any problems with the apartment with photographs and detailed descriptions so that you have no problem getting your security deposit back when you move out. Give a copy of this list to your landlord (this may even prompt him or her to make a few more repairs!) 2. Turn on your utilities. Nobody…
Apartment Beautiful: Wall Decoration
Apartment Beautiful: Wall Decoration

Apartment Beautiful: Wall Decoration

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A couple of months ago I realized that I’d never gotten around to putting anything on my walls. So I set to work: I went to the Rose Bowl flea market in search of wall art. Flea markets, by the way, can be a great place to find antique furniture, decorations, or more random things…
I love my new chair. And Craigslist.
I love my new chair. And Craigslist.

I love my new chair. And Craigslist.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Yesterday, I acquired a comfy new chair. It’s round and cushy with a straight back, shaped almost like someone got a very large barrel, cut out the front third, and upholstered it. It swivels, guaranteeing hours of revolving fun to come. It’s white leather, aged, to be sure, but nothing a little leather cleaner and…
Moving Tips
Moving Tips

Moving Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, I’m all settled into my new apartment in Chicago. I’ve been here for about a week and a half, and I’m finally catching my breath long enough to report here on how the move went. I had hoped to post some photos of my apartment, but I seem to have misplaced my digital camera’s…
The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)
The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)

The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ikea was having a summer sale this weekend, so I spent most of Saturday picking up small items, and testing out couches, beds, and chairs. I’ll be buying the big furniture pieces at a Chicago-area Ikea when I move in, so I went ahead and bought myself some gift cards to save the money for…
Crisis Averted
Crisis Averted

Crisis Averted

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, the property manager called this morning and said I needed a cosigner. Unfortunately, I don’t have one. I was worried this might happen. The rent is 35% of my income, and my credit score is decent considering my age, so I was hoping I wouldn’t need a cosigner, but apparently, I’m a risk. :)…
Ikea equals awesome
Ikea equals awesome

Ikea equals awesome

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ikea makes every budget look too high. Besides being a madhouse of shoppers and lacking enough employees, Ikea works for every first apartment budget. I planned on paying around $800 to furnish my room. I needed a bed frame, a night stand, a dresser, a bookshelf, a desk, a chair for the desk, and some…