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Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors
Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors

Pros and Cons: Hardwood vs. Tile Floors

  |   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. Some people prefer having wood floors in their apartment and others may prefer tile floors, but both flooring types have obvious advantages and disadvantages. That’s why it can be hard to choose between…
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting your refrigerator organized can feel like a challenge, and worse yet, you’ll sometimes discover that your fridge is emanating a rancid smell. However, sometimes locating the source of this foul odor can be tricky, and eliminating the odor might not be so easy. The problem is that if you leave this odor unattended, your…
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Approximately 286 million Americans use a community water source to get their tap water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 90 percent of United States public water systems meet its safety standards, some research suggests that it can still be beneficial to use a water filter to further ensure that your water…
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex 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. Many people think of single-floor dwellings when they think of apartments, but in reality, two-floor apartments (also known as duplexes) abound. Usually, duplexes are two-family apartments, and people who live in duplex share…
How to Make Your Apartment Office More Ergonomic
How to Make Your Apartment Office More Ergonomic

How to Make Your Apartment Office More Ergonomic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
More and more people have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re among these people, you might have an office space or dedicated office room whether you live in a studio apartment or a larger space. You also might need to make your apartment office more ergonomic and comfortable so you…
Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done
Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you love cleaning, you probably don’t like washing the dishes. You might hate doing the dishes so much that you avoid this important apartment task at all costs. However, neglecting the dishes is a mistake that can lead to pests, which nobody wants. The good news is that you can make this often tedious…
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Lower utility bills are a good reason to use less energy, but that’s not all – less energy usage is also good for the environment. However, since so many appliances rely on electricity, it might…
Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers
Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers

Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers

  |   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. In 2015, approximately one-quarter of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with roommates. If you currently live with other people and are lucky, your roommate might be your friend, whether…
The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices
The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices

The Latest on How Is COVID-19 Affecting Rent Prices

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically reshaped the economy, including the rental market. Some people have struggled to pay rent during the pandemic, and many landlords have faced challenges finding new tenants who can afford the rent. Weirdly, there’s a silver lining in all this: Many landlords have had to lower their rents to make ends…
Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments
Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments

Four Reasons Why People Live Alone in Two-Bedroom Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Often, two people will rent a two-bedroom apartment to enjoy adequate space. However, sometimes, two-bedroom apartments house not two people, but one. Although a two-bedroom apartment might seem like too much space for one tenant, some people do prefer this setup. If you’re wondering whether you might fare better alone in a two-bedroom apartment, below…