Apartment Life

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…
Pets in the Apartment: Bringing Home a New Dog
Pets in the Apartment: Bringing Home a New Dog

Pets in the Apartment: Bringing Home a New Dog

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you adding a dog to your family? Are you unsure how to transition your furry friend into apartment life? Let me start by acknowledging that I do not currently have my own dog living in my apartment. However, I have 10 years of experience working in animal shelters, and I am currently a foster…
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you enter the adult world, one of the harshest realities is that you no longer have your mom there to make those awkward complaint calls for you. Miffed that your internet is out? Confused about that $50 fee? Perturbed that maintenance still hasn’t fixed the ice maker? Sorry, friend – you’re not 12. It’s no longer chill for…
Bloggers Wanted!
Bloggers Wanted!

Bloggers Wanted!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are again looking to add new bloggers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 250,000+ monthly readers.  You may be a 2016 new graduate about to move into your first place, or you may have been living with two older roommates…
8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment
8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment

8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having problems at your current apartment you can’t resolve? Or maybe you find yourself constantly dreaming of a new apartment. These may be signs that it’s time to move on and start your search for a new apartment. Here are 8 signs it’s time to find a new apartment: The crime rate in your area…
Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat
Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat

Pets in Apartment: Bringing Home a New Cat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was just barely settled into my first apartment and I found myself already filling out an adoption application for a new cat. Nobody in my family is surprised by this. The fact that I went three months living without a pet is shocking. But how did I manage to give my cat the space…
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summertime is on of the most popular seasons for moving, so many of you are likely facing lease renewals in the near future! Even if yours isn’t for a few months, read on for some things to consider before signing on for another year. In fact, your landlord will often send you the renewal lease…