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Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe
Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe

Space Heater Safety 101: Stay Warm While Staying Safe

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Using heat in your apartment during the winter might increase your utility bills, but it’s well worth spending that extra amount to stay comfortable in your apartment. But what if the heat is weak or just doesn’t work? When that’s the case, space heaters can provide powerful, localized heating, but they can be dangerous if…
Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment
Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment

Help! There’s a Mouse in My Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Picture this: You’re alone in your apartment, relaxing on your couch while watching TV. In the distance, you see something that makes you realize you’re not actually alone – a mouse sprints across your kitchen floor or countertops and disappears before you even realize what happened. Unfortunately, seeing a mouse in your apartment isn’t uncommon,…
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the winter, it can be infinitely more difficult to find the willpower to leave your apartment. It’s cold outside and it gets darker earlier — in other words, the temptation to stay home and binge watch TV is strong! That’s certainly way more appealing than stepping outside for a run or a gym trip,…
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Properly heating your apartment is just one part of staying comfortable and safe during the winter. It’s also important that all entryways into your apartment building and the sidewalk in front of it remain clear of snow and ice so that people don’t slip and injure themselves on your property. Depending on what your lease…
Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?
Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?

Should You Use Airbnb for a Long-Term Rental?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re getting away for a long weekend, Airbnb is arguably the most convenient way to book a reasonably priced place to stay, especially in areas lacking traditional hotels and motels. Many people see Airbnb as so convenient, in fact, that they’ve begun turning to the service for months-long stays that resemble traditional housing or…
Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze
Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze

Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the winter, temperatures often dip below freezing, so you’re likely using plenty of heat to keep your apartment warm. If you’re unable to use your heat, though, it’s not just the possibility of being cold that should worry you – your pipes could freeze, too, wreaking havoc on your apartment’s plumbing and potentially causing…
Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment
Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment

Four Tips for Subletting Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Imagine that you’re a college student living in an off-campus apartment on a year-long lease. This lease term is convenient for your fall and spring semesters, but what do you do if you’re not planning to be anywhere near campus for the summer? You’ve got to pay that three or four months of summer rent…
Why Are Mixed-Use Apartment Buildings Booming?
Why Are Mixed-Use Apartment Buildings Booming?

Why Are Mixed-Use Apartment Buildings Booming?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you live in an urban or metropolitan area, you’ve likely noticed more luxury apartments popping up atop new storefronts, restaurants, and other non-residential spaces. These buildings are known as mixed-use developments, with some people referring to the residential portions of these developments as mixed-use apartment buildings. If you’re wondering why mixed-use apartment buildings are…
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!

Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates can make moving into your first apartment a more affordable endeavor. Whether longtime friends or people newer to your life, roommates can help make paying bills way easier, and if you’re prone to feeling lonely, you’ll have a friend you can easily hang out with at home. On the other hand, if you often…
Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist
Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Modern life simply isn’t possible without electricity, but power for your apartment doesn’t come for free. Monthly electric bills are an inescapable part of apartment living, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cut some simple corners to lower the amount you pay. With the five tips in this hassle-free electricity budgeting checklist, you can easily…