Apartment Life

5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment
5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You get home from work after a long commute or a chaotic day at work, and the last thing you want to do is wash that pile of dishes in the sink. Or maybe it was a stressful day of work with not even a minute to breathe. The burden of a day’s work can…
7 Point Apartment Security Checklist
7 Point Apartment Security Checklist

7 Point Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your own place is so exciting that apartment security may be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, bad things can happen even in best places. Luckily, you can minimize the chances that they happen to you by taking a few simple safety measures. For your additional peace of mind, make sure to…
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to…
2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week
2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week

2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sunday marks the end of the weekend and, for me, it also means my last opportunity to prep for the work week ahead. If you’re off on Sundays, or even if you work a shift or two, take a couple hours each week to prep for the following week. It’s calming, organized, and will help…
How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!
How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!

How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s summer time and that means making the most of the long evenings and nice weather! Not all of us however have a huge backyard that comes along with our first rental, especially in apartments and town homes in very urban areas. Renting an entire house can also be more of an expense than we…
Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests
Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests

Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most fun things about having your own apartment is being able to invite friends and family to stay for the weekend to spend time together. However, it’s important to have a solid plan (and mutual understanding!) for how long guests are welcome to stay with you. Opening your apartment to a friend who…
Take Advantage of the Spring Weather
Take Advantage of the Spring Weather

Take Advantage of the Spring Weather

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I find it funny that it is mid-spring, and until a few days ago, it didn’t feel like spring at all. Actually I find it the opposite of funny… Spring is one of my favorite times of year and this year it will be a short season. But now that the weather is finally nice,…
Finding Work-Life Balance in Your First Job
Finding Work-Life Balance in Your First Job

Finding Work-Life Balance in Your First Job

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With college graduations right around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you are in the market for a new job as well as a new apartment! About a year ago, I was in the exact same place. After finding my job in Atlanta, I decided to move in with my boyfriend a short distance…
I Want to Adopt a Pet, But Should I?
I Want to Adopt a Pet, But Should I?

I Want to Adopt a Pet, But Should I?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are an animal lover like me, you dread every day that you have to live without a pet. Moving away from home meant leaving my dog, my best friend, Charlie. But he is better off where he is, with a big house and his own yard (and our other best friend, dad). My…