Posts Tagged: tips

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…
7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs
7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Costs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
No matter the type of apartment you live in – whether it’s brand new and energy efficient or decades old with unsealed door frames and windows – there are always ways to help reduce your utility costs. As a renter, you can’t make big changes to your apartment like updating windows or plumbing and electrical,…
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…
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…
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment
How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

How to Tell You Have Found Your Perfect Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re apartment hunting, you may look at a lot of places before you find the right one for you. Sometimes you can drive by an apartment, and without even touring the building, know that you need to look elsewhere. Sometimes, however, you may step into an apartment and know right away that you have just…