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Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Part of moving into your first apartment is realizing that not only is your living situation in your control, but so is your nutrition…meaning no one is forcing you to eat your veggies! No more home-cooked meals waiting for you on the table or dining hall convenience! Healthy living is up to you. The good…
Apartment-Training Your Puppy
Apartment-Training Your Puppy

Apartment-Training Your Puppy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a great time to consider owning a pet. There are lots of pros and cons and expenses, explored here and here, but if you’re ready for a puppy, you will have to quickly learn how to apartment-train it and avoid costly messes! As I’ve said before, I love having…
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a renter, privacy and safety should be two of your top concerns. To ensure your physical privacy, meaning your landlord does not show up unannounced or enter your apartment without your explicit permission, do research on your landlord before signing your lease, and read below to know your rights and how to protect them.…
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can find tons of articles about the responsibilities of a landlord, and many responsibilities of a landlord are required by the state or are included in your lease. For instance, landlords are responsible for things like maintaining a safe apartment building with access to adequate heat, water, and electricity. But do we ever think…
Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?
Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?

Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Something about the beginning of a new year makes many people giddy for change, and I am no different! I’m using this January as a chance to refocus on the things that are most important to me. Last year, my New Year’s resolutions were not specific at all, which made them easy to forget. So this…
Beware of These 14 Fire Traps in Your Apartment!
Beware of These 14 Fire Traps in Your Apartment!

Beware of These 14 Fire Traps in Your Apartment!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter is the most dangerous season for apartment fires, so be aware of the most common fire traps lurking in your home. Fires are devastating and can cause serious injuries, or worse, and often times they make you homeless. In an apartment building, you’re responsible for taking care of your personal space, but if a…
Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party
Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party

Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One thing I have learned since ‘growing up’ a little bit is this: Everyone love appetizers. From cheese trays to hot wings, a party (even one in your small apartment) isn’t complete without them. And, not only does everyone love apps, but they are a quick and easy, and usually cheap way to feed a…
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed the technology takeover our world is experiencing. From new phones to fitness trackers and other devices, our personal space is generally inundated with cool tech. While you may be tapped out on the personal devices you can use (aka you already have what you need to…
Pet Care While On Vacation
Pet Care While On Vacation

Pet Care While On Vacation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is here! While it means fun, snow, and holiday cheer, it can also mean pretty significant travel as many of us go home to visit with family and friends. For pet owners, one of the biggest perks of the season can quickly become stressful, if pets aren’t allowed at your family’s home…
6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City
6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City

6 Rules for Staying on Budget in a New City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving is exciting. Budgeting is stressful. Moving to a new city with a higher cost of living while trying to stay within budget is a unique combination of exciting and stressful. You want to explore the new city and discover your new favorite spots, restaurants and shops, but you also have to follow the rules of…