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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…
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found your apartment, signed the lease, and set your move-in day. What’s next? Now you need to purchase renter’s insurance. While some landlords require renter’s insurance for liability reasons, not all landlords do. Purchasing renter’s insurance is an inexpensive way to protect both yourself and your belongings. When purchasing any type of insurance policy,…
Save or Splurge: Outdoor Space
Save or Splurge: Outdoor Space

Save or Splurge: Outdoor Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of my favorite things about having my own place is having a little porch to relax on in the spring and fall. Whether you have a little balcony attached to your apartment or a back yard outside of your townhouse, it’s easy to get carried away when making an outdoor space your own. From…
Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.
Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.

Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey you, living under this “heat dome”! Utility costs with your apartment got you down? With all the additional expenses that come with summer (long nights out, vacations etc.), it can be easy to blow your budget and not have enough for those unexpected rises in utility costs (AC, more frequent showering, etc.). If you’re…
5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment
5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You get home from work after a long commute or a chaotic day at work, and the last thing you want to do is wash that pile of dishes in the sink. Or maybe it was a stressful day of work with not even a minute to breathe. The burden of a day’s work can…
7 Point Apartment Security Checklist
7 Point Apartment Security Checklist

7 Point Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your own place is so exciting that apartment security may be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, bad things can happen even in best places. Luckily, you can minimize the chances that they happen to you by taking a few simple safety measures. For your additional peace of mind, make sure to…
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to…
2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week
2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week

2-Hour Sunday Routine for a Stress-Free Work Week

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sunday marks the end of the weekend and, for me, it also means my last opportunity to prep for the work week ahead. If you’re off on Sundays, or even if you work a shift or two, take a couple hours each week to prep for the following week. It’s calming, organized, and will help…