Posts Tagged: Christina

What I Learned Braving Hurricane Sandy in Downtown Manhattan
What I Learned Braving Hurricane Sandy in Downtown Manhattan

What I Learned Braving Hurricane Sandy in Downtown Manhattan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of my favorite things about my apartment is that the building overlooks the East River. However on the evening of October 29 when Hurricane Sandy rolled in, that river got a little too close for comfort! Sandy hit the hardest at lower Manhattan between 8 to 10 o’clock at night, and I was amazed…
Using Curtains as a Room Divider
Using Curtains as a Room Divider

Using Curtains as a Room Divider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you want to create a private escape away from roommates, or just want to designate a living area away from your sleeping area, how to divide your space is often one of the first things you need to tackle in a new apartment.  And you want to do it in a way that does not make your…
What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!
What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!

What a Difference a Little Paint Makes!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My bare white walls were driving me nuts so I called up my maintenance guy to find out about the options I had for painting my apartment. Sticking with my original theme of black, white and red, I was going to paint one of my main living room walls black… Until I chickened out. I decided that…
My Moving-In Day
My Moving-In Day

My Moving-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was so excited to get the keys to my shiny new apartment; it was all I could think about for the entire preceding week!  When the day finally came, I was honestly feeling really nervous. I kept thinking that I was now officially living on my own. That’s a scary thought! Thankfully, my boyfriend…
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my last post, I discussed how important it is to prepare before buying any of your furniture. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a bed! A bed is usually the first purchase for your new apartment – and it is often the most expensive and space-consuming piece you buy. I’ll help you sift through the…
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture
Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

Five Things to Do Before You Buy Your First Piece of Furniture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you are starting from scratch in a new apartment or just sprucing up the space you are currently living in, being hasty can result in purchases you end up not wanting to use. After rushing the process myself and buying an area rug that won’t work, I have learned that there are five steps that…