Posts Tagged: apartment living

Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment
Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment

Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve all heard the slogan: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Sometimes, however, it’s easier to throw an old newspaper or empty cans in the trash instead of a recycling bin. But remember, just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t recycle and be less wasteful. Take a look at these six tips and see…
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can find tons of articles about the responsibilities of a landlord, and many responsibilities of a landlord are required by the state or are included in your lease. For instance, landlords are responsible for things like maintaining a safe apartment building with access to adequate heat, water, and electricity. But do we ever think…
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you don’t have to keep your apartment magazine-ready at all times, it is respectful to clean after yourself and keep your apartment neat, especially when you have roommates. Being a considerate roommate means you won’t have to worry about a messy apartment if a guest stops by unexpectedly or if you have to call…
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…
5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter
5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The first day of winter is quickly approaching, and you can already get a taste of what’s coming. Besides preparing for colder temperatures with winter clothing, warm blankets, and hot chocolate, it’s also a good idea to prepare your apartment for winter to help keep warm air in and cold air out and save on…
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…
9 Ways to Find Extra Space in Your Small Apartment
9 Ways to Find Extra Space in Your Small Apartment

9 Ways to Find Extra Space in Your Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A major issue of apartment living is not having adequate space. When you finally get all of your belongings moved in, you may find that you can’t properly store your belongings because you simply don’t have enough space. With a little creativity and smart furniture purchases, you can find the extra space you need. If…
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be beneficial in many ways including: splitting rent and household bills, having someone nearby in case of an emergency, and having someone to hang out with. One habit that can become problematic is living with a roommate who is less tidy than you, especially when it comes to sharing and…
IKEA’s Limited Edition Sällskap Collection is a Renter’s Dream Come True
IKEA’s Limited Edition Sällskap Collection is a Renter’s Dream Come True

IKEA’s Limited Edition Sällskap Collection is a Renter’s Dream Come True

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the renter community, IKEA is an undeniable life saver. Sure, the furniture can be a serious pain in the butt to put together and, yeah, the furniture can be kinda bland (but that can be fixed with a little creativity and craft supplies). But, overall, the design and cost leaves the Scandinavian furniture giant without competition…
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day
7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

7 Items You’ll Need on Your Move-In Day

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve found your perfect apartment and you’ve signed your new lease, congratulations. Now the move-in day is fast approaching. If this is your first apartment, you most likely don’t yet have everything that you’ll eventually need for your apartment. There are, however, a seven  items you should already have on hand to make your…