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5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022
5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022

5 U.S. Cities’ Median Rents in 2022

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2022 has seen one of the biggest increases in home prices and rent in the history of the country, with average rent per month going over $2,000 for the first time ever. While the cost of rent isn’t the only factor to consider when looking for a new apartment, it’s definitely something worth thinking about.…
How to Stay Organized Before You Move
How to Stay Organized Before You Move

How to Stay Organized Before You Move

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Whether you’re moving into or out of your first apartment, keeping organized can help to take the headache out of the whole process. A disorganized mess will make moving into your new apartment a serious pain, while nicely packed and labeled boxes make moving in a breeze. With that being said, how do you stay…
5 Decor Ideas for a Nautical-Theme First Apartment
5 Decor Ideas for a Nautical-Theme First Apartment

5 Decor Ideas for a Nautical-Theme First Apartment

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From minimalism to chic to boho, there are plenty of decorating styles you could embrace when decorating your first apartment, but what if you want to choose a specific theme? The ocean is a common inspiration in interior design, and an ocean-themed first apartment can be a great way to go. Read on below for…
Pros and Cons: Murphy Bed in First Apartment
Pros and Cons: Murphy Bed in First Apartment

Pros and Cons: Murphy Bed in First Apartment

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In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. One of the problems many first-time renters face is how to use a small space for all their living needs, and multi-functional furniture is among the most popular options for doing so. One…
5 Minimalist Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment
5 Minimalist Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

5 Minimalist Decor Ideas for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a first-time renter trying to decorate, it can be intimidating to see an empty apartment and not know what to fill it with. Thankfully, there’s a simple decorating style that requires far less furniture and decorations than other styles, and it’s trending too! This style is minimalism, of course, so read on below for…
What Are Floating Shelves?
What Are Floating Shelves?

What Are Floating Shelves?

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Floating shelves are some of the most functional and aesthetically pleasing first apartment upgrades, but what are they and how do you use them? Read on to learn about where to use floating shelves in your first apartment and how you can install them easily. What are floating shelves? Floating shelves are a type of…
How Often Should You Clean Each Room in Your First Apartment?
How Often Should You Clean Each Room in Your First Apartment?

How Often Should You Clean Each Room in Your First Apartment?

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It’s important to develop a good cleaning schedule when moving into your first apartment, but how often do you need to clean each room? Read on below to find out how often you should clean your bedroom, bathroom, and everywhere else, and what common tasks you should make sure to take care of. Bedroom Since…
How to Pet-Proof Your First Apartment
How to Pet-Proof Your First Apartment

How to Pet-Proof Your First Apartment

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Whether you’re dogsitting or catsitting, or you just got your first pet of your own, there are a few simple precautions you can take to limit the damage a pet can do in your apartment. From sectioning off areas of the apartment to spraying no-chew spray on your furniture, read on below for some of…
How to Clean Windows, Mirrors, and Other Glass Surfaces in Your First Apartment
How to Clean Windows, Mirrors, and Other Glass Surfaces in Your First Apartment

How to Clean Windows, Mirrors, and Other Glass Surfaces in Your First Apartment

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Dirty glass surfaces can quickly make a well-decorated, put-together apartment look sloppy and uncared-for, so cleaning windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces the right way is a crucial skill for any renter. Want to know how to do it well? Read on below for the best tips and tricks to keep your first-apartment glass surfaces…
How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent
How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent

How to Put Aside Emergency Fund Money While Paying First-Apartment Rent

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When moving into your first apartment and getting started with adult life, one of the most important things to do is to start building up an emergency fund. It can be difficult to do that while paying other expenses, especially first-apartment rent, so read on below for four tips and tricks to start putting aside…