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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…
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?!…