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Five Low-Cost Cities in 2021
Five Low-Cost Cities in 2021

Five Low-Cost Cities in 2021

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re looking for trendy and affordable places where you can move into your first apartment, several cities in the United States will fit your criteria. The thing is, some of these cities might be ones you’ve never considered – you won’t see New York, L.A., or Chicago on lists of affordable cities. Instead, the…
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you’re looking for your first apartment, you’ll find that many apartment kitchens are equipped with gas stoves rather than electric stoves. Cooking on a gas stove may seem easy, maybe too easy. However, there are some tips you’ll need to know for your safety. Below are some of these tips so you get used…
How to Prepare To Move To Another State
How to Prepare To Move To Another State

How to Prepare To Move To Another State

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With rent prices fluctuating and gas prices also on the rise, you might be wondering whether you should move to another state – and how much it might cost to get there in the first place. Sounds daunting, right? If you’re feeling a little lost or just need some advice, here are some tips on…
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re lucky enough to live at an apartment or condominium complex with a pool, you might have questions about the basic do’s and don’ts of communal pool use. After all, you don’t want to develop a bad rep with the complex’s management team or, worse yet, your neighbors. To stay in safe waters literally…
Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals
Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

  |   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 a hectic world of working often (if not always), some apartment-dwellers have turned to ready-to-go meals that can be ordered in bulk or by subscription. The thing is, some apartments’ kitchens may…
Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them
Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them

Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have pesky tree branches in your apartment’s backyard? Then you might want to remove them. Reasons to remove them include the presence of dying tree branches, the potential for property damage, or eliminating pollen sources. However, if you’ve never trimmed tree branches in your apartment’s backyard, you might not know where to start.…
5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven
5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven

5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you move into your first apartment, you might not be familiar with every single thing in the kitchen. For example, you most likely know how you should take care of your stove from years of cooking basic meals for yourself, but the oven might seem more imposing. If you want to know how to…
Sustainable Living: Are LED Lights Worth It?
Sustainable Living: Are LED Lights Worth It?

Sustainable Living: Are LED Lights Worth It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having the right lighting in your apartment can change how you live and work. It can also affect your carbon footprint. Sometimes, people overlook the benefits of purchasing LED lights because they were previously far more expensive than incandescent lights. Additionally, many people hear faint whispers that LED lights are better but aren’t quite aware…
How to Grow Plants on Your Balcony
How to Grow Plants on Your Balcony

How to Grow Plants on Your Balcony

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your apartment has a balcony, you can easily make it look nice by decorating it with plants. If you have a little more room, your balcony can be the perfect area for a small container garden to flourish if you also want to grow some fruits, vegetables, and herbs. However, there are a few…
How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove
How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove

How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartment kitchens are equipped with gas stoves, but you might come across some with electric stoves. These stoves can often be found in partial kitchens and are easy to use, but there are a few things you should know before getting started. If your first apartment’s electric stove is the first you’re ever using,…