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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…
Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends
Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends

Six Fresh, New 2020 Decorating Trends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve heard about new year, new you – now, get ready for new year, new apartment decor. After all, the way you decorate your apartment is an extension of your personality and interests! If you’re feeling sparse on decor inspiration, check out these six fresh, new 2020 decorating trends to get a jumpstart on sprucing…
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?
How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

How Can I Prove Income as a Freelancer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve found the apartment of your dreams: It’s got a gorgeous view, a modern kitchen, a fancy shower, and more than enough space to store your belongings and easily accommodate guests. Now, all you have to do to get your name on the lease is to submit an application demonstrating good credit, leasing history, and…
Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?
Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?

Do Landlords Look at Your Facebook Page?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Chances are that you’ve applied for a job at some point in your life, so you’ve likely heard the common notion that you should keep your Facebook page squeaky clean – potential employers might look at your social media pages, and if they see something there they don’t like, they can easily disqualify you and…
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you need to keep your rent low, living with roommates can be the way to go. As anyone who’s had roommates knows, the budget-friendliness of roommate arrangements doesn’t necessarily equate to a comfortable living situation – common spaces such as living rooms and kitchens can quickly become messier or dirtier than you’d like, you…
How to Have a Yard Sale Without a Yard
How to Have a Yard Sale Without a Yard

How to Have a Yard Sale Without a Yard

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking to get rid of your extra belongings while making some money in the process, then you might be interested in a yard sale. Of course, not every apartment has a yard, so you might be wondering if having a yard sale is even possible. When it comes to yard sales, a “yard”…
How to Downsize Into an Apartment
How to Downsize Into an Apartment

How to Downsize Into an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment can be a challenge, but there are checklists galore for stocking up on furniture, kitchen equipment, and other household supplies. What about when, for the first time in ages, you have to downsize into an apartment from a house or other large space? Whereas buying a bunch of new things…
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,…