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Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment
Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

Four Fresh Spring Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s one thing to get your spring cleaning done, but a sparkling, dust-free apartment isn’t necessarily a home with character. That’s where spring decor comes in. As you open your windows for the first time in months and the sun starts to shine in for more hours per day, the environment in your apartment will…
How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates
How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates

How to Tackle Spring Cleaning With Your Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The tradition of spring cleaning may seem overwhelming. Do you really want to take the time and put in the labor to clean your entire apartment? This concern can be less pressing when you have roommates because you can all split the work evenly. Here’s how to tackle spring cleaning with your roommates. Decide what…
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before each year of your college education starts, you’re faced with a choice that will completely shape your experience: Do you live in a dorm or rent an off-campus apartment? It’s a decision that millions of students nationwide make every year, yet it’s a question that usually results in intense consideration. Below, find the ultimate…
Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?
Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

Can a DUI Affect Your Apartment Hunt?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re hunting for apartments, your potential new landlords won’t just check your income and credit score. Chances are they’ll also run a background check on you, a process that involves accessing your criminal record. Often, felonies dissuade landlords from accepting your applications, but misdemeanors such as DUIs can be less cut-and-dry when it comes…
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?
How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

How Do Apartment Applications Affect Your Credit Report?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you apply to rent an apartment, prospective landlords may pull up information on you including your criminal history, renting history, and credit report. Younger and newer renters tend to have lower credit scores than other age groups, so even college graduates earning plenty of money at their first jobs may worry disproportionately, as compared…
When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?
When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?

When Is Your Rent a Tax Write-Off?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If there’s one thing that most people living in rental apartments can agree on, it’s that the monthly rent tends to feel like a hefty financial burden. Starting your lease at certain times of the year is one way to help lower your rent, but some renters can use their rent payments to save money…
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with roommates, you have to put in a bit of work to maintain your privacy. In apartments with thin walls, shared bathrooms and other common spaces, and frequent guest visits, it can be challenging to carve out a sacred space where you can feel totally, blissfully alone. You can become so focused…
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

Four Ways to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone in your own apartment is nice, but chances are that you’re never 100 percent alone. If you step out into the hallway, you might see your neighbors, and in many apartments, you’ll sometimes hear your neighbors moving around or listening to music in their apartments. It can feel slightly uncomfortable to know your…
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?
Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

Curtains, Blinds, or Shades: Which Is Right for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to covering your windows, your options might seem limitless, if not confusing and a bit overwhelming. Why would you opt for blinds when curtains seem so much easier to install? Is it worthwhile to install shades if you’re worried that curtains will far too far below the window frame? Below, learn about…
Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor
Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor

Eight Easy Steps for Hanging Your Decor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found the perfect piece of decor for your apartment: It’s gorgeous, it matches your apartment’s aesthetic, and it gives your space a ton of added character. Now how do you get it securely onto the wall? Nails, screws, drills, and other tools might seem overwhelming, confusing, or just plain annoying to use, but if…