Posts Tagged: budget decorating

Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming
Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re living on a very low budget. So low that your furniture is all preowned and you’re using a cardboard box as a nightstand. This doesn’t mean you (or your guests) should feel like you’re living in squalor. Be clean One of the most important things you can do to make your low-budget apartment…
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re living by yourself for the first time, the newly discovered freedom and privacy is great! (Hello, not having to share a bathroom with a roommate!) But even the most introverted person will find themselves feeling lonely after a month or two, particularly if you’re still on a budget and can’t afford to go…
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500
Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

Your Entire Bedroom Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your new place? Have no furniture? Well, have no fear! I am here to tell you that you can furnish your entire bedroom for under $500, and a stylish, adult-sized bedroom at that. Mattress: Zinus 12″ Memory Foam Tea Tree Mattress, QUEEN! $230 I actually use this mattress and it is truly well…
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?
Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

Thrifting for Apartment Decor- Where, How and What?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For me, one of the most exciting things about getting my own apartment was being able to decorate a space of my own. I’ve always loved finding a good deal, and thrifting is a great way to get home décor on a budget. Where? My favorite places to thrift are actual thrift stores (will vary…
5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300
5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300

5 Bed Frames Perfect for Apartment Living for Under $300

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, budget apartment shoppers. Over the last few weeks, My First Apartment has been diving into finding all your apartment furniture needs on a dime, whether it’s a space-saving dining set, apartment-friendly sofas, or how to equip your first kitchen for under $200. This week, we’re tackling queen-sized bed frames for under $300 (note that the…
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before move-in day, apartment hunters have expectations about how apartment living will be, and the reality is often times very different. When we watch movies, read books, and scroll through photographs on social media, we often see the fun, nice-looking side of living in an apartment. I know I certainly did. I thought apartment living…
5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250
5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250

5 Apartment-Friendly Dining Sets Under $250

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A few weeks ago, we brought you the first installment of The Affordable Apartment Furniture Basics Series (if you missed it, mosey on over here to check out 5 awesome couches for under $500). This week, we’re heading out of the living room and into the kitchen to bring you 5 apartment-friendly dining sets—often with multi-use functions (can…
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s be honest: furniture shopping — and the big budget it often requires — only gets a special kind of person excited. I’m one of those rare breeds — few things get me more pumped than shopping. Digging to the depths of the internet. Walking through stores until your feet hurt and your gas tank is…
How to Create a Basic Budget
How to Create a Basic Budget

How to Create a Basic Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Creating a budget is one of the most important steps in keeping your finances in order. When you move into your first apartment, you’ll have to pay for necessities, such as rent, utilities, and groceries, while also being able to afford many other monthly bills, including commuting or car payments, student loan payments, phone,  cable…
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The amount of rent is obviously the most important consideration in your first apartment search, but there are several other factors that can make or break your first apartment budget. Before you fall in love with an apartment, ask  yourself these six questions and factor your answers in when you are budgeting for apartment expenses.…