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5 Ways to Fake Natural Light in a Dark Apartment
5 Ways to Fake Natural Light in a Dark Apartment

5 Ways to Fake Natural Light in a Dark Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
An abundance of natural light is one of the best ways to make an apartment feel inviting and expensive. Not every apartment has that luxury, however, so how do you make your apartment feel bright and warm with little or no natural light? Read on below for five great ways to fake natural light in…
Balcony Maintenance 101: What You Should Know
Balcony Maintenance 101: What You Should Know

Balcony Maintenance 101: What You Should Know

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A nice balcony can be a major selling point when you’re looking for a new apartment, but it requires different maintenance from the rest of your apartment. From wiping your windows to vacuuming and sweeping regularly, here are five tips for how to maintain your first apartment balcony. Mind your downstairs neighbors The first thing…
When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?
When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?

When Is Renting An Apartment More Expensive Than Owning It?

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Most people rent an apartment when they first move away from home, as it tends to be the most affordable option. In some situations, however, it can actually be more affordable to purchase a condo, so it’s worth being aware of your options before you rush into something. Read on below for several factors that…
Moving: Are Your Doors Wide Enough for Your Furniture?
Moving: Are Your Doors Wide Enough for Your Furniture?

Moving: Are Your Doors Wide Enough for Your Furniture?

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A little bit of planning beforehand can save you a lot of headache when it comes to moving, and especially moving large furniture. Whether you’re moving a bed, a couch, or a large appliance like your refrigerator, getting it stuck in the doorway can be frustrating and damaging, so read on below to learn how…
How to Host a Big Chili Cook-Off in a Small First Apartment
How to Host a Big Chili Cook-Off in a Small First Apartment

How to Host a Big Chili Cook-Off in a Small First Apartment

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Nothing helps keep away the cold like a hot bowl of soup or stew, and chili is one of the most iconic dishes to fill this role during the fall and winter. There are many variations of this spicy stew, so chili cook-offs are a popular event during this time of year. Want to host…
3 Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for Your First Apartment
3 Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for Your First Apartment

3 Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Advent calendars are a fun way to count down the days of December as Christmas grows closer. These can commonly be purchased at all sorts of stores, but what if you want to make your own DIY advent calendar to display in your first apartment? Here are three great ideas to do so. Message in…
How to Safely Move a Couch Between Apartments
How to Safely Move a Couch Between Apartments

How to Safely Move a Couch Between Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving tends to get a bit messy sometimes, and it’s not uncommon for decorations, dishes, and even pieces of furniture to be broken or ruined in the process. While this might not be a huge deal for some smaller items, it’s important to make sure you protect large, expensive pieces like your couch. Moving a…
Hosting a Housewarming in Your First Apartment? 5 Gifts to Ask For
Hosting a Housewarming in Your First Apartment? 5 Gifts to Ask For

Hosting a Housewarming in Your First Apartment? 5 Gifts to Ask For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hosting a housewarming party can be one of the best ways to get a jumpstart on turning your first apartment into a great place to live. Guests will often bring a present to a housewarming, but what if they ask you what they should bring? Here are five great gifts to ask for at your…
Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?
Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?

Co-Applicant, Co-Signer, Guarantor: What Are the Differences?

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Many previously unknown terms come up when you’re applying for an apartment for your first time, and learning how to properly navigate the lingo is an important step to making sure you’re getting into a lease you’re happy with. Three common terms are co-applicant, co-signer, and guarantor, which all describe someone who’s on your lease…