Posts Tagged: friends

Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas
Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas

Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you’re social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with friends. Sure, you can’t see people in person (well, other than your roommates), but you can always have a video dinner party with your friends to make the best of your physical separation. If anything, the massive impact…
Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!
Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!

Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Brunch has really been in the spotlight lately, and it’s clear why! Nothing beats a delicious casual noontime meal with friends or family, especially with beautiful fall weather in sight. The only downside to weekend brunch? With it’s increased popularity comes increased prices! Heading to brunch each weekend isn’t in budget for many, especially as…
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place
How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

How to Help a Friend Find Their Perfect Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congratulations, you must be an awesome friend! You’ve been asked to help your friend find an apartment. This is a huge honor and means they must appreciate your input, so look at it that way! Maybe you’ve been living in your own place for a while, maybe you live in a location they’re interested in,…
Apartment Activities with New Friends
Apartment Activities with New Friends

Apartment Activities with New Friends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re moving into your first apartment away from your college city or hometown, you may find it difficult to make friends! This is totally normal, and happens all the time. But after you move away from college roommates and friends, you’ll need to find a squad to support you in person when Face-Time just…
Hosting Four-Legged Guests
Hosting Four-Legged Guests

Hosting Four-Legged Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate/boyfriend Matt and I have two amazing dogs! Having them in our place makes it feel more like home, they are fun to be around, and they ensure that we spend time outside every day walking and playing with them. Well, this weekend, we are also hosting my parents’ two dogs! As you can…
How to Host the Perfect Housewarming
How to Host the Perfect Housewarming

How to Host the Perfect Housewarming

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you moved into your first apartment over the summer, by now all your friends and family want to see what you have done with the place. It’s time to invite them over for a little get-together, and — lucky you! — at this time of the year you can even make it a twofer,…
Should You Live with Your BFF?
Should You Live with Your BFF?

Should You Live with Your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whenever I hear this question, my immediate response is no, you should not.  Unless you met your BFF in a roommate circumstance (it happens!), you probably should nix the idea of shacking up with your BFF.  It may sound like fun, and like something out of Girls or Friends, but in reality it causes a lot…
Should Your First Apartment Be Like a Post-College Dorm?
Should Your First Apartment Be Like a Post-College Dorm?

Should Your First Apartment Be Like a Post-College Dorm?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In New York (and most bigger cities), you’ll find all sorts of 20-somethings, ranging from hipsters to ex-frat brothers, looking for their dream first apartment.  You’ll even find 23-year olds who still miss college enough to pretend that they’re still there – at a steep cost of $3200 for a one-bedroom. The NYTimes recently ran a scathing…
Use Networking To Score A Rad Pad
Use Networking To Score A Rad Pad

Use Networking To Score A Rad Pad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey ya’ll. So, it’s been an optimistic week; mostly due to some good networking. I used to think that networking was a bit sleazy — that it meant a type of tainted success based on who you were vs what you can do. Lately, though, life is just tough. So. . .if someone can help…
How to deal when when your friend is looking for an apartment too
How to deal when when your friend is looking for an apartment too

How to deal when when your friend is looking for an apartment too

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s tough to think about others when you’re super stressed; either you and your friend will bond over your housing woes – or you’ll just compound them. But, as long as you are not competing for exactly the same type of place, your friend might be an excellent resource and/or sounding board. But, there are…