Posts Tagged: apartment living

Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment
Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, it’s been almost 2 years (a long stretch for me — I’ve moved at least 5 times since graduating college almost 3 years ago!), but I’m on the apartment hunt yet again. This time, I’m leaving my home state of Georgia behind and heading up to beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, all thanks to a fabulous…
Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas
Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas

Top 10 Best Blogs for DIY Apartment Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re an avid My First Apartment follower or an apartment dweller who pops in every now and then for advice, you probably know by now that I’m the self-professed “decor queen” around here. I’m crazy for color. I lose my mind over awesome vintage finds (my latest score: an adorable turquoise cart for $20!).…
5 Rules for Splitting Finances with Your Significant Other
5 Rules for Splitting Finances with Your Significant Other

5 Rules for Splitting Finances with Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although we tend to think of living with our significant others as completely different from living with a non-romantic roommate, there are many areas where both experiences are very alike. First of all, there will be times when you and your live-in boyfriend/girlfriend have arguments and disagreements. Oh, and you’ll definitely discover some of his/her habits…
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…
14 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Apartments
14 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Apartments

14 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The first holiday season I ever spent in my very own apartment, I went a little crazy. I was absolutely convinced that I had to deck every hall (wall, doorway, etc., etc.), make ALL the ornaments for my way-too-big-for-my-tiny-apartment fake tree (I’m sadly allergic to the oh-so-pretty real trees), buy every useless decoration I saw, bake…
Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!
Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Apartment Safe!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Packing up and leaving your apartment behind while you enjoy a little holiday comfort at home with your family? Awesome! But, before you get in too much of a hurry to rush out of your new place and head home for the holidays, make sure you check all these important steps for preparing your apartment…
Introducing the MailBag!
Introducing the MailBag!

Introducing the MailBag!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, apartment dwellers! Whether you’re a veteran renter who has has lived in lots of apartments over the years or a newbie to the apartment living scene, there’s one thing we know for sure — you never know it all. We know better than anyone else because over the years the My First Apartment team…
How to Meet People in Your New City
How to Meet People in Your New City

How to Meet People in Your New City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1. Join groups based on your interests Most larger cities have all sorts of groups that cater to people who have a wide variety of skills and interests. For example, I am a bluegrass and folk musician, and wanted to find a place where I could play with other like-minded musicians. I did a Google…
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,…