Posts Tagged: first apartment

MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?
MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?

MFA IRL: Can Kiya and Her Fiancé Afford $750 Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Kiya asks: “Hi, I currently make $12/hr and bring home $300-550 a check or $1,200-2,200 a month. My fiancé makes $15/hr and brings home $1,440 a month. Our max rent that we’ve been searching is $750. We have car insurance $500, groceries $330, gas $80, and phone $30. Can we afford to move ? We’re…
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…
7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own
7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own

7 Apartment Essentials Every Renter Needs To Own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in to your first apartment can be stressful. From figuring out your budget to decorating your new place, there’s a lot happening all at once. Sure, we all know we need furniture and food, but what else is there? Having these 7 apartment essentials, though, will definitely take a few stressors off your plate.…
7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment
7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment

7 Pieces To Maximize Storage In Your Tiny Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes space is limited. Whether you’ve got just a tiny bathroom or your whole apartment is small, you’ll need to know how to maximize storage to get the most out of your new digs. Thankfully, there are tons of pieces to maximize storage in your tiny apartment. From drawer organizers to multi-purpose furniture, you’ve got…
Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment
Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment

Dos and Don’ts For Furnishing Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most exciting things about finally getting your first apartment is planning how you’ll furnish it. Your Pinterest boards are probably full of beautiful inspiration photos and you can’t wait to take your first Instagram selfies in your new setting. It can be tempting to run out and start buying things as soon…
On My Own: The First 30 Days
On My Own: The First 30 Days

On My Own: The First 30 Days

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello again, it’s Jordan, writing from the comfort of her own apartment, and I’m here to give yet another update to my amazing journey that started when I had to leave home suddenly due to a falling out with my mother! Check back for more details on how I planned my move and did it.…
The First Apartment Tool Kit
The First Apartment Tool Kit

The First Apartment Tool Kit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I rarely need things from my tool kit, but when I do need them, I need them now. Assembling a good tool kit can be hard, though—How do I know what I need? How can I afford all of these expensive tools? Why do I need a tool kit if I’m not a handy person…
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most important parts of finding an apartment is seeing it. You need to schedule an apartment viewing and thoroughly check out the space that will potentially be your home for the next year or longer. The viewing is the time to make sure that this is the kind of space you want…
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about apartment living is that you have neighbors nearby. Even if you don’t intend to become best friends with your neighbors, it’s always a smart idea to be a good neighbor and make them feel welcome. When you are friendly and watch out for one another, your neighbors will most…
5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move
5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move

5 Money Saving Tips for Your Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As we have told you before, moving for the first time will come with many hidden costs that you might not have planned for. Luckily, with proper research and advance planning you can save a lot of money on everything related to the actual move. Follow these 5 money saving tips for your move into…