Apartment Life

How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party
How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

How to Throw an Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s your first Thanksgiving away from your family and the budget does not allow you to go home. Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own last-minute Thanksgiving dinner party. The menu planning is a breeze, and by now it’s a truly casual invite so nobody…
Prepping for an Apartment Party
Prepping for an Apartment Party

Prepping for an Apartment Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of my favorite things about having my own place is being able to host friends. From weekend getaways to dinner parties, it’s important to be considerate and ensure your guests are comfortable when they’re in your apartment. Casual group of friends or not, it’s nice to be thoughtful when hosting. Whether hosting a holiday…
How to Plan a Perfect Friendsgiving Party
How to Plan a Perfect Friendsgiving Party

How to Plan a Perfect Friendsgiving Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, maybe you also want to celebrate with your peeps before heading home to your family. For the past year you’ve been living in your own home and your friends and roommates make up your day-to-day world and you want to honor that. So here’s what you do: host a…
My Pet Wrecked My Apartment…Now What?
My Pet Wrecked My Apartment…Now What?

My Pet Wrecked My Apartment…Now What?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Deciding to bring a pet into your first place is a big decision, but it can be a great one if you’re ready for it! But, what happens when you get the pet (thinking dog or cat in particular here, since they can cause the most damage) and they become more destructive than you anticipated?!…
5 Ways to Stay Active In Your First Apartment
5 Ways to Stay Active In Your First Apartment

5 Ways to Stay Active In Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re learning more and more that activity is crucial for a healthy life, but as it gets darker and colder outside it’s hard to get motivated to go to the gym. After moving out on your own, having long days at work, and being completely self-sufficient, it’s easy and common for exercise to feel like…
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
From time to time, you’ll surely encounter apartment neighbors that you simply don’t get along with. Before making a sure decision, try to get to know them! But if that doesn’t work out, you’ll need to deal with them maturely and responsibly for your own sanity and to ensure your landlord wants to extend your…
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re apartment hunting, you may look at a lot of places before you find the right one for you. Sometimes you can drive by an apartment, and without even touring the building, know that you need to look elsewhere. Sometimes, however, you may step into an apartment and know right away that you have just…
5 Ways to Welcome Fall in Your First Place
5 Ways to Welcome Fall in Your First Place

5 Ways to Welcome Fall in Your First Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Happy 1st Day of Fall! Fall is one of the most wonderful times of the year, with the weather getting cool and crisp and leaves changing color, signaling the start of the end of the year. As you’re trying to make your first apartment feel like home, welcome the fall season with some cheesy traditions…
8 Safety Tips for Living Alone
8 Safety Tips for Living Alone

8 Safety Tips for Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After years of living at home with a large, loud family or in college dorms, I was totally unprepared for living alone in my first apartment post-college. Suddenly, I heard every sound. A creak in the floor, the sound of the AC kicking on in the middle of the night, neighbors shutting doors down the hall…you name…
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before move-in day, apartment hunters have expectations about how apartment living will be, and the reality is often times very different. When we watch movies, read books, and scroll through photographs on social media, we often see the fun, nice-looking side of living in an apartment. I know I certainly did. I thought apartment living…