Posts Tagged: DIY

Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Security deposits are among the more significant finances involved with renting your first apartment. These deposits cover any damage you cause to your apartment, and even the most careful tenants can easily cause minor damage to their first apartments. After you move out, your landlord will subtract the monetary equivalent of any damage you cause…
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stuck with a pile of clothes that’s taking up space in your small apartment and serving no purpose? There are plenty of ways to repurpose clothes to decorate and use around your apartment. DIY arts and crafts are becoming more popular. Here are five creative ways to upcycle old shirts while without going to the…
4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment
4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

4 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Store Shopping When Decorating Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking to move into your first apartment or already have your move planned, you know that the experience, while exciting, can be costly. From the actual expense of moving to decorating your place, there’s a lot to budget for. That’s why you should give thrift store shopping some thought, especially when decorating and…
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether it’s decorating, at home fixes, DIY projects, or organization, there’s a website where you can find it all (besides this one). That’s Pinterest. You may be thinking that the social media site is mostly for wedding planning and DIY fails, but that’s just not the case. Your first apartment Pinterest board could just be…
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer is finally here! We can open our windows, enjoy the breeze, catch some sun, and desperately try to relax before it’s all over. It’s a welcome relief, but it’s not all good news. Warm weather also means more insects. We’ve compiled a list of 5 ways to keep your apartment bug free this summer,…
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…
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget
How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

How To Get Your Dream Apartment on a Ramen Noodle Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is it possible to decorate a dream apartment when you have a minimal budget? Follow these five tips and see how far YOU can stretch your money. 1. Beg, Borrow & Steal Okay, so maybe not steal. Not every piece of furniture in your home has to be brand new. Ask family and friends if…
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!).…
You, Too, Can Be Handy
You, Too, Can Be Handy

You, Too, Can Be Handy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Toilet Overflows In this always-pleasant scenario, grab a plunger and place the rubber cup tightly around the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl and commence pumping. Lift the plunger to see if the water is running out. Pump a few more times. Pour a bucketful of water and see if it runs down.…