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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…
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the start of fall, so now’s the time to set the mood of your apartment with warm fall fragrances. Candles, essential oils, and incense are all great ways to keep your home smelling nice and get yourself into the autumnal spirit for self-care and aromatherapy. Here are five scents that are trending for fall…
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Security deposits are among the more significant finances involved with renting your first apartment. These deposits cover any damage you cause to your apartment, and even the most careful tenants can easily cause minor damage to their first apartments. After you move out, your landlord will subtract the monetary equivalent of any damage you cause…
Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost
Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost

Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. The average American generates about four pounds of trash per day and approximately 254 million pounds of trash per year, creating hefty amounts of unnecessary waste in our landfills. Many people compost instead to convert…
DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains
DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unclogging a toilet is easy, but what about sinks and showers? Sometimes you’ll want a landlord or plumber’s help, but you can also do it yourself with a few inexpensive tricks. Here’s a DIY guide on how to unclog your drains. Check the garbage disposal One of the most common causes of a blocked kitchen…
Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments
Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

Four Tips For Sleeping Better In Noisy Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your apartment is located on a noisy street or you have loud neighbors, you might have trouble sleeping. Loud sounds can interrupt your sleep, causing insomnia and sleep deprivation. The good news is, there are things you can do about it. Here are four tips for sleeping better in a noisy apartment. White noise …
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself searching for things in your kitchen, it’s time for a kitchen organization upgrade. An organized kitchen will help you cook faster and make it easier for you to eat and drink. But where do you begin your organization quest? Here are some tips on how to keep your kitchen cabinets organized.…
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone has recurring fixed expenses in their budget, especially first-time apartment dwellers learning to balance life costs. Among these costs, keeping track of food can be tricky. It’s tempting to save time and order delivery or takeout, but that’s always more expensive than using your groceries to make a home-cooked meal. Yes, food is a…
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?
Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

Sustainable Living: Should You Hang-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using Your Dryer?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt an energy-efficient lifestyle, hang-drying your clothes could be an excellent way to start. But is doing so right for you, or will…