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How to Safely Have Friends Over As States Reopen
How to Safely Have Friends Over As States Reopen

How to Safely Have Friends Over As States Reopen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nearly three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have begun to reopen their economies. As restaurants, storefronts, and other businesses return to a semblance of prior functioning, you may feel tempted to start seeing your friends again too. But is it safe to see friends or have visitors to your apartment yet? Or is…
How Soon Are COVID-19 Rent Protections Expiring?
How Soon Are COVID-19 Rent Protections Expiring?

How Soon Are COVID-19 Rent Protections Expiring?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In late March, the federal government passed the CARES Act, which banned evictions for 120 days in many rental apartments. This no-eviction period is fast expiring, leading many renters to wonder what their options are if they still cannot pay rent – a likely scenario given that unemployment has not improved since the pandemic began…
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment
Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Pros and Cons: Studio vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

  |   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 hunting for a place to live alone, you’ll generally encounter studio and one-bedroom apartments. The main difference between these spaces is that, in the latter, the bedroom is walled off rather…
How to Work From Home in an Apartment
How to Work From Home in an Apartment

How to Work From Home in an Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many apartment dwellers into a unique work situation. Widespread stay-at-home orders have forced everyone except for essential workers to work from home, and for people who previously worked in offices alongside their coworkers, the sudden transition to a work-from-home lifestyle may be challenging. How can you recreate an ergonomic, efficient…
How To Install a Window Air Conditioner
How To Install a Window Air Conditioner

How To Install a Window Air Conditioner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In many parts of the country, temperatures are rising steadily as summer approaches. In apartments without central air, the race toward summer means that it’s time to install a window air conditioning unit. If you’re anxious about doing so, fret not: After reading this guide on how to install a window air conditioner, you’ll be…
Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips
Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips

Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global food supply chain and relegated non-essential workers to their apartments, some people have turned to container gardening to grow vegetables at home and start a fun new isolation hobby. If your apartment has a backyard or a balcony, you can easily start container gardening, and since no…
Why Is Sourdough Bread a Pandemic Hobby?
Why Is Sourdough Bread a Pandemic Hobby?

Why Is Sourdough Bread a Pandemic Hobby?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the enactment of strict social distancing and stay-at-home measures, people have had to get creative when figuring out how to pass all the extra time spent in their apartments. Without the usual options of seeing friends and going to bars, restaurants, and clubs, pandemic fads ranging from making…
How to Get COVID-19 Utility Relief: Three Examples
How to Get COVID-19 Utility Relief: Three Examples

How to Get COVID-19 Utility Relief: Three Examples

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in massive levels of unemployment, in turn dramatically shrinking the budgets of many apartment dwellers. To save money, some people may change their heating or air conditioning use habits, but if your financial situation requires you to scale back on utility spending more urgently, you may have other options. Many…
How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?
How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?

How Can You Get COVID-19 Rent or Mortgage Relief?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders necessary for public health and safety have resulted in massive unemployment, in turn affecting apartment renters’ and owners’ budgets. Rent and mortgage payments become considerably tougher to pay without income, and though there were some federal interventions to delay evictions and foreclosures at the start…
Budgeting for Donations for COVID-19: 7 Saving Tips
Budgeting for Donations for COVID-19: 7 Saving Tips

Budgeting for Donations for COVID-19: 7 Saving Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many people have expressed a desire to donate money to people and organizations in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, though, donating is easier said than done. If you find yourself wanting to donate but not always having the money to do so, follow these seven savings tips for budgeting for donations…