Apartment Life

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…
5 Easy Tricks to Brighten Up Your Apartment
5 Easy Tricks to Brighten Up Your Apartment

5 Easy Tricks to Brighten Up Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring is finally here! It’s been a long, cold winter and I know we are all ready for some warmer weather and sunshine! While we wait for the springtime showers to disappear, here are five easy things to do to brighten up your apartment and put a smile on your face! Pick up fresh flowers Nothing…
Cut the Cord! A TV Streaming Roundup & Product Guide
Cut the Cord! A TV Streaming Roundup & Product Guide

Cut the Cord! A TV Streaming Roundup & Product Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you ready to cut off the cable TV cord? This is the Golden Age Of Media and immense databases – both free and paid – have made the accumulated archives of humanity’s best (and worst, and everything between) art, music, movies, and literature available in nanoseconds. The downside? Until recently, trawling the archives meant…
Productive “Me”-Time
Productive “Me”-Time

Productive “Me”-Time

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most people (if not all!) enjoy alone time sometimes. It may not be every day, or even every week, but it’s nice to take a few minutes of “Me”-Time to yourself now and again.  If you have a roommate (or multiples!), you may find yourself craving it. But, “Me”-Time doesn’t have to be a waste!…
5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your First Apartment
5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your First Apartment

5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Alvin Alfonso So you finally moved into your first apartment and you’ve been happily living there for a better part of the year. The lease is now coming up for renewal and you have to decide what to do.
Hosting Four-Legged Guests
Hosting Four-Legged Guests

Hosting Four-Legged Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate/boyfriend Matt and I have two amazing dogs! Having them in our place makes it feel more like home, they are fun to be around, and they ensure that we spend time outside every day walking and playing with them. Well, this weekend, we are also hosting my parents’ two dogs! As you can…
5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge
5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge

5 Things To Do Before You Start This Weekend’s TV Binge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone loves a good TV binge and this weekend is perfect for catching up on all the Oscar-nominated movies* you have missed. Whether your choice is Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, or traditional cable TV marathons, there’s just something satisfying about spending an afternoon on the sofa catching up on your favorite shows.  Until…it’s over. And…