Posts Tagged: holiday

Five Hanukkah Apartment Decoration Ideas
Five Hanukkah Apartment Decoration Ideas

Five Hanukkah Apartment Decoration Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With Hanukkah nearing, you may be wondering how to decorate your apartment if you celebrate – after all, homes adorably decorated for Christmas might feel more common than ones decked out for Hanukkah. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to get your space Hanukkah-ready. Here are five Hanukkah decoration ideas for…
Make Space for Holiday Gifts…And De-Clutter Your Apartment
Make Space for Holiday Gifts…And De-Clutter Your Apartment

Make Space for Holiday Gifts…And De-Clutter Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re anything like me, you’re coming home from holiday celebrations full, happy, and with a bag or two of holiday gifts from family and friends. From little stocking-stuffers to bigger gifts, one of the least fun parts of coming home is trying to figure out how it all fits back into your life and apartment!…
Enjoying a Solo Holiday
Enjoying a Solo Holiday

Enjoying a Solo Holiday

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Holiday season is in full swing! Thanksgiving is almost here, then many other holidays in the weeks following. If you’ve moved away from family into your first apartment, this can pose a problem: Do you go home for the holidays? If you are close to family, it may be an easy “Yes!”, but if…
Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas
Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s an exciting time in your first apartment! If you’re like me, when you moved out of your old home and into your new one, festive decorations were the last things on your mind! But now that you’re settled in, decorating for the holidays can be your favorite…
Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide
Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide

Your 2014 Holiday Tipping Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ah, the holiday season… it’s a time filled with hot chocolate, perfectly packaged gifts, family traditions, and a general outpouring of generosity. If you’re an apartment dweller, this time of year can be both magical and stressful all at once, especially when you’re dealing with a limited budget and a first go-around with the concept…
Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style
Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In years’ past, we’ve covered the mysterious, occasionally awkward subject of holiday tipping – how much and to whom.  In fact, we have an entire section within our blog about the holidays and how to make it through them happy and unscathed:) Last year, I tipped my coffee cart guy (I don’t have a super etc)…
Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!
Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!

Shop After Christmas Sales for Great Apartment Bargains!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Happy holidays! Hopefully, you’ve gotten to catch up with both family and friends. Maybe, you even got an awesome apartment-themed gift for your pad. If not, have no fear – the After Christmas Sales are here! Urban Outfitters always has really neat décor items for fairly affordable prices and now some of them have been…
Trying to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues!
Trying to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues!

Trying to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I have a case of the January’s. I’m home sick today, but the past couple of days have been real mopey. Perhaps I’m homesick as well. I miss my family and friends from home and don’t feel like I have a great lot to look forward to in ’09. How bad is it? Work is…
The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?
The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

The Holiday Shakedown: How much should you tip your mailman + others?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Holiday tipping makes me uncomfortable the way tipping cab drivers makes me uncomfortable. How much am I supposed to tip? 10%? 20%? Do I just round up? And as I’m sure many of us are feeling this year, I kind of want to tip just enough. Well, I suppose some of us feel that way…