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How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes
How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

How to Apply for Apartments if Your Income Changes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your income has drastically changed, you may have to move to a more affordable apartment. However, when applying to rent an apartment, you will usually need to show your income to prove that you can afford the rent. Given this obstacle, how can you relocate with a significant decrease in your budget? Here are…
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio
Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

Three Fall Ideas for Your Balcony or Patio

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once the hot, humid days of summer have passed and nightfall arrives earlier, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit and whip out your most exciting Halloween decorations. But if your apartment doesn’t have all that much space – especially if you have a balcony or terrace that’s also small – you might face…
Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?
Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?

Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Over the past few years, meal kits have become increasingly popular with apartment dwellers. According to one study, millennials are the top generation buying these meal delivery and preparation services (and using the Internet for cooking advice). Here’s what meal kits are and why they’re so popular with apartment dwellers. What are meal kits? Meal…
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

  |   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. When you’re looking to move into your first apartment, it’s common to see some apartment listings with gas heating and stoves. You might also see electric heating and stoves (and many gas appliances…
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Based on your preferences and lifestyle, you will need a certain amount of space in your apartment. While hunting for your new apartment, you might wonder just how much (or how little) square footage you’ll need. But sometimes, it’s not all about the amount of space you have. Here are seven questions about apartment space…
Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers
Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Bulk items, such as loose oats and nuts, are often packaged in thin single-user plastic. Like all plastics, this packaging is not biodegradable and usually takes 400 years or more to break down. Additionally, plastics…
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments, even those built with proper insulation, have imperfectly sealed areas through which cold drafts enter your space. Often, cold drafts will require you to use more energy (and thus spend more money) to heat your apartment, so they’re worth fixing – but how? And what are the most energy-efficient ways to stay warm?…
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes

Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Water to Wash Dishes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. It can be easy to use more water than you need when you have unlimited water access, but you can always minimize unnecessary water usage in your apartment – and that’s the eco-friendly thing to…
What Is Net Effective Rent?
What Is Net Effective Rent?

What Is Net Effective Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are currently searching for a new apartment, it’s possible to come across listings that offer a month or two of free rent. While it may be exciting to see discounted rent, you should be aware of the potential long-term consequences of short-term cheaper rent. Below, learn all about discounted apartment rent, often called…
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and avoid eviction. About a month ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) passed an eviction moratorium to prevent Americans from getting evicted from their apartments. If you’re having difficulties paying your rent, here’s what you need to…