How Safe is Your New Hood?  8 Ways to Check

How Safe is Your New Hood? 8 Ways to Check

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving to a new neighborhood, whether a few blocks or thousands of miles from your comfortable bubble, it’s easy (and important!) to question how safe the new area is. Especially if you won’t be living in a building with 24-hour security or a doorman, you’ll want to make sure you feel protected in your new…

The Move

14 Point Moving Day Checklist

14 Point Moving Day Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving day can be stressful and unpredictable! You’re uprooting your life and settling down in a new place. Even if you’re only moving into an apartment a few blocks away,…

Decorating

Budgeting

How to Keep Track of Your Monthly Expenses

How to Keep Track of Your Monthly Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our fellow blogger Alex just wrote a post about all the expenses us as apartment renters should be aware of. Every expense he listed rings true, no matter what your situation…

Roommates

Should You Live with Your BFF?

Should You Live with Your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whenever I hear this question, my immediate response is no, you should not.  Unless you met your BFF in a roommate circumstance (it happens!), you probably should nix the idea…

Apartment Life

Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

Apartment Downsizing? Here’s How.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not too long ago I brought you the benefits of apartment downsizing, but now that I’m personally in the midst of trying to figure out how to take my spacious…

Housekeeping