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Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments
Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your apartment is located on a noisy street or you have loud neighbors, you might have trouble sleeping. Loud sounds can interrupt your sleep, causing insomnia and sleep deprivation. The good news is, there are things you can do about it. Here are four tips for sleeping better in a noisy apartment. White noise …
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself searching for things in your kitchen, it’s time for a kitchen organization upgrade. An organized kitchen will help you cook faster and make it easier for you to eat and drink. But where do you begin your organization quest? Here are some tips on how to keep your kitchen cabinets organized.…
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone has recurring fixed expenses in their budget, especially first-time apartment dwellers learning to balance life costs. Among these costs, keeping track of food can be tricky. It’s tempting to save time and order delivery or takeout, but that’s always more expensive than using your groceries to make a home-cooked meal. Yes, food is a…
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt an energy-efficient lifestyle, hang-drying your clothes could be an excellent way to start. But is doing so right for you, or will…
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. If you’re ready to move into an apartment, choosing whether to live alone or with roommates is an important decision to consider based on your personality and finances. Find some clarity on this…
Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now
Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now

Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Some of the United States’ most highly populated cities are among its hottest places to live and rent an apartment. Some of these cities regularly reach extremes of above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer.  These high temperatures are in part because, when natural landscapes are replaced by buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, temperatures often…
What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?
What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?

What Is a Prewar Apartment Building?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking for an apartment, especially in New York City, you’re likely to stumble upon the term “prewar apartment.” You’ll often see it in the section of an apartment listing describing the property’s features. Some people actively seek out prewar apartments, and finding one — especially in a competitive rental market — can be…
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing to their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, using reusable napkins, dishcloths, and cleaning rags instead of paper towels is a good way to start. You…
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. If water is not properly purified, it can contain undesirable tastes and metals or, worse yet, illness-causing microorganisms that can pose a risk to your health. Filtered tap water may be more pleasing…
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to COVID-19 safety, not everyone is on the same page about taking the necessary precautions. You could even be dealing with this concern at home if your roommate disagrees with wearing face masks, social distancing, or not inviting guests over. If you’re facing this roommate challenge, here are some tips on how…