Apartment Life

How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!
How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!

How to Update Your Tiny Balcony or Patio for Summer Fun!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s summer time and that means making the most of the long evenings and nice weather! Not all of us however have a huge backyard that comes along with our first rental, especially in apartments and town homes in very urban areas. Renting an entire house can also be more of an expense than we…
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.