Posts Tagged: first apartment

10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home
10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home

10 Ways to Know It’s Time to Leave Your Parent’s Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since I accomplished many life goals I set myself, new ones have quickly emerged. I have now achieved educational and career success but all of that is shattered when I turn the key to my home, greet my parents, and climb the stairs to the room I’ve had since I was seven. I am 27…
Moving to First Apartment in Atlanta
Moving to First Apartment in Atlanta

Moving to First Apartment in Atlanta

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week, I made a big move. No, not big like finishing a marathon or big like having a good hair day. But, big for a college kid who adores their parents and has lived with them forever.  I informed my parents that I planned to move out of their home for the summer and…
The Beginning: Apartment Hunt Starts in Fullerton, CA
The Beginning: Apartment Hunt Starts in Fullerton, CA

The Beginning: Apartment Hunt Starts in Fullerton, CA

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congratulations! You have been accepted into the Fall 2014 semester at California State University Fullerton. I was ecstatic! Finally, after 21 years of, “My house, my rules.” I would be free. Free from having to tell people when I’m heading out or when I’d be home (which as a 21 year old Marine seemed ridiculous),…
What You Need to Do Before You Start Looking for Your First Apartment
What You Need to Do Before You Start Looking for Your First Apartment

What You Need to Do Before You Start Looking for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In apartment-hunting, as with so much else in life, sometimes the most daunting thing is just figuring out where to start, how to wrap your mind around the task at hand. So let’s begin at the beginning–not moving in, not looking at apartments, not even searching listings. Before any of that, before you take any…
My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist
My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

My First Apartment Furnishing Playlist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Whenever I’m in dire need of inspiration for a creative project I’m about to take on, I always turn to the one source that never lets me down: music. Decorating my new place is no exception to this rule, so I’ve compiled a list of essential songs to listen to while adding the perfect…
Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters
Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters

Furnishing on Budget: 4 Useful Websites for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are making the move into your first apartment, everybody and their mother has advice for you about how to move, where to move, when to move, where to shop, how much rent should be, etc. etc. So with your head buzzing with words of wisdom from every person you know, it is really…
My First Apartment: An East Village Shoebox
My First Apartment: An East Village Shoebox

My First Apartment: An East Village Shoebox

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we welcome Melissa to the My First Apartment blogger team. At the end of my junior year in college, I decided I was ready to move out of the dorms and into an apartment.  I was in New York City after all, and ready to try and make it on my own.…
Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence
Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence

Moving Out on My Own and Declaring My Independence

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we welcome Caitlin to our blogger team! Growing up in a very traditional and conservative family, I’d always known that my parents expected me to live at home with them until I was married. So when I decided that my first move after graduating college would be searching for an apartment and…
Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin
Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin

Zainab Continues Decorating Her First Apartment in Austin

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Austin is an amazing city. Having only lived in large sprawling metros before, it’s lovely to live in a place where you can walk around, where you have interesting neighborhoods, culture, and so much to do. Austin is a blue island in a red state, a college town and the capitol, with many opportunities. My…