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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…
Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone
Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone

Why Moving With Debt Isn’t Right For Everyone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Rent payments tend to comprise a massive chunk of the average person’s budget. If you’re looking to move into your first apartment, your rent payments might feel like even more of a strain on your finances if you’re also paying off debts such as student loans, an auto loan, or credit card debt. Thus, if…
Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment life often means limited space, so fitting a standard-sized Christmas tree into your living room can be challenging. Smaller trees (and many other ways to decorate for Christmas in an apartment) exist, but you might be tempted to dispose of even these less imposing trees between this holiday season and the next. While your town…
How To Prepare to Rent an Apartment in 2020
How To Prepare to Rent an Apartment in 2020

How To Prepare to Rent an Apartment in 2020

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, you might be wondering how your living situation could change next year. The start of a new year provides a great opportunity to review your expenses and establish your annual budget, and as you get to know your limits better, you might come to better understand how…
How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment
How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As New Year’s Eve approaches, you might be wondering how you can properly celebrate. If you’re the entertaining type, you might be considering hosting a gathering in your apartment (or at least a smaller event for some close friends before heading to the night’s big blowout). You’re probably confident your gathering will be fun, but…
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter
Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

Six Tips for Moving Apartments in the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you think about moving, you probably picture breaking a sweat as you load your belongings into your moving truck, unload them into your new apartment, and unpack and organize all your possessions. Chances are that you’re picturing sweat because you’ve often moved in the summer – after all, summer moves are far more common…