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Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners
Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
According to the Environmental Working Group, which advocates for non-toxic chemicals in products, some popular household cleaners have harmful ingredients. In fact, many everyday cleaners contain carcinogens and toxins that can potentially lead to skin irritation, developmental and endocrine defects, reproductive effects, cancer, and other health concerns. Fortunately, you can clean your apartment and avoid…
Four Houseplants That Will Survive The Winter
Four Houseplants That Will Survive The Winter

Four Houseplants That Will Survive The Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the winter, it can be difficult to keep indoor plants alive in your apartment. Even if you keep certain indoor plants near a window to receive the sunlight exposure they need, the cold weather can still negatively affect them. Luckily, some plants can withstand cold winter conditions. Here are four recommendations for indoor plants…
Pros and Cons: Assembling Furniture Yourself vs. Paying For Assembly
Pros and Cons: Assembling Furniture Yourself vs. Paying For Assembly

Pros and Cons: Assembling Furniture Yourself vs. Paying For Assembly

  |   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. Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or simply redecorating, finding the perfect bed frame or couch for your space can be exciting. However, assembling furniture can be a tedious or challenging process,…
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re like most people, then you don’t find fruit flies particularly pleasant. That’s why, if you see them in your apartment, you might feel the urge to get rid of them before they become a bigger issue. Fruit flies can be especially bothersome since they multiply rapidly, which can mean approximately 500 eggs near…
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19
How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

How to Find Roommates During COVID-19

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of apartment life, such as moving and possibly living with a sick roommate. The pandemic can also make finding new roommates more difficult because you’ll have to navigate COVID-19 safety precautions while apartment hunting, and you’ll have to choose a roommate who will do the same. And you’ll…
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You probably know that it’s important to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways, but you might be unaware that shoveling snow from your apartment’s balcony can also be helpful. In fact, depending on your lease and what type of balcony you have, you might need to remove snow from it to prevent balcony damage. Below,…
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you want to enjoy shows, movies, games, and music with a boosted, high-quality sound, built-in computer and television speakers might not be good enough. However, with so many sound system options available, you may not know which kind is best for your apartment. Below, find five types of speakers and everything you need to…
10 Home Decor Trends in 2021
10 Home Decor Trends in 2021

10 Home Decor Trends in 2021

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
2020 is almost over, and in 2021, you might want to redecorate your apartment for a fresh start. That said, knowing what you want to do and how to do it are two different battles. For some interior design inspiration, check out the 10 below 2021 home decor trends that several interior design aficionados and…
Five New Year’s Apartment Decor Ideas
Five New Year’s Apartment Decor Ideas

Five New Year’s Apartment Decor Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the year comes to an end, you might feel an urge to spruce up your apartment with some snazzy New Year’s Eve decorations. You might want your decorations to reflect the hope, positive resolutions, and new beginnings that a new year brings, but you might worry that this is easier said than done. Not…
Four Space-Saving Furniture Tips for Small Apartments
Four Space-Saving Furniture Tips for Small Apartments

Four Space-Saving Furniture Tips for Small Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have a small apartment, you may struggle with storing and arranging your belongings in a limited amount of space, but you don’t have to get rid of your stuff. Instead, you can free up space through some nifty tips meant to prevent you from having to dispose of your possessions. In fact, after…