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Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing to their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, using reusable napkins, dishcloths, and cleaning rags instead of paper towels is a good way to start. You…
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

  |   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. If water is not properly purified, it can contain undesirable tastes and metals or, worse yet, illness-causing microorganisms that can pose a risk to your health. Filtered tap water may be more pleasing…
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to COVID-19 safety, not everyone is on the same page about taking the necessary precautions. You could even be dealing with this concern at home if your roommate disagrees with wearing face masks, social distancing, or not inviting guests over. If you’re facing this roommate challenge, here are some tips on how…
How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?
How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?

How Can You Get Rent or Mortgage Relief Despite the CARES Act Expiring?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Starting Aug. 24, the CARES Act will stop shielding millions of renters from eviction. On July 31, jobless workers stopped receiving $600 weekly enhancement benefits. President Trump has issued a memorandum lowering the unemployment benefit to $400 a week, but some people may not receive the payments for weeks. Additionally, underfunded states may not have…
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online marketplaces are a convenient source for finding a bargain and buying affordable furniture and other home goods. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful during the purchase and exchange process, you might find yourself facing scams and dangerous situations. Here are a few ways to ensure your safety when buying furniture online. Research the item To…
A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet
A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet

A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have a hard time picking what to wear and often find yourself impatiently rummaging through your clothes to choose the right outfit? A messy wardrobe can add unnecessary stress to your day, especially if your apartment is small without many options for storage. Decluttering and organizing your closet will help speed up the…
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment
Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

Five Houseplants Perfect for Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you want beautiful plants in your apartment but have difficulty keeping them alive? Underwatering, overwatering, and sunlight can greatly affect the appearance and lifespan of a houseplant. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can get low-maintenance plants that require minimal water or sun. Decorate your apartment with a bit of nature and…
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes
Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

Five Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Clothes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Stuck with a pile of clothes that’s taking up space in your small apartment and serving no purpose? There are plenty of ways to repurpose clothes to decorate and use around your apartment. DIY arts and crafts are becoming more popular. Here are five creative ways to upcycle old shirts while without going to the…
How to Have a Social Life on a Budget
How to Have a Social Life on a Budget

How to Have a Social Life on a Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Life as a financially independent, stable adult means always being able to pay your monthly bills. When these financial obligations take priority, you may have to cut back on other costs that aren’t obligatory. For many people, these cutbacks can impede social life spending. But you can still easily have a social life on a…