Posts Tagged: furnishing

The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)
The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)

The Budget (a.k.a. All Hail IKEA)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ikea was having a summer sale this weekend, so I spent most of Saturday picking up small items, and testing out couches, beds, and chairs. I’ll be buying the big furniture pieces at a Chicago-area Ikea when I move in, so I went ahead and bought myself some gift cards to save the money for…
The Apartment
The Apartment

The Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The apartment is good and we have everything squared away. It took a little bit of craiglist searching to find the random stuff we needed. We budgeted around $200 to get a kitchen counter top table, a love seat, a couple TV’s, and a couple lamps. Now the first apartment is awesome. So far there…
Ikea equals awesome
Ikea equals awesome

Ikea equals awesome

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ikea makes every budget look too high. Besides being a madhouse of shoppers and lacking enough employees, Ikea works for every first apartment budget. I planned on paying around $800 to furnish my room. I needed a bed frame, a night stand, a dresser, a bookshelf, a desk, a chair for the desk, and some…
What to Get?
What to Get?

What to Get?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The getting is good. Everything we don’t have we’ll get when we figure out what exactly is missing. The list on myfirstapartment.com helps a lot. It’s a list full of products and staples that I wouldn’t think of until I actually needed to use them. But there might be other holes, too. Like, we don’t…
Ode to IKEA
Ode to IKEA

Ode to IKEA

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the lease is signed, you know where to go when you want some cheap-o stuff for your apartment- a new couch for under 200 bucks, mixing bowls for less than 5 bucks, or a set of pots and pans for $29.99. There’s really just one place, and that’s Ikea. For you Ikea newbies, the…