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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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,…
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment
Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

Three Easy Workouts To Do in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the winter, it can be infinitely more difficult to find the willpower to leave your apartment. It’s cold outside and it gets darker earlier — in other words, the temptation to stay home and binge watch TV is strong! That’s certainly way more appealing than stepping outside for a run or a gym trip,…
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?
Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

Who’s Responsible for Shoveling and De-Icing: You or Your Landlord?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Properly heating your apartment is just one part of staying comfortable and safe during the winter. It’s also important that all entryways into your apartment building and the sidewalk in front of it remain clear of snow and ice so that people don’t slip and injure themselves on your property. Depending on what your lease…