I discovered a Michael's, Home Depot, Staples and Best Buy all within walking distance (a bit of a hike, but not too bad) of my apartment. Between this discovery and the fact that I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing, my apartment is starting to look pretty good.
I also took some art to a framing store so I'll actually have something on the walls soon.
Soon I may even start having people over for dinner or movies.
Well, baby steps.