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How to Plan Your Furniture Arrangement Before Moving
How to Plan Your Furniture Arrangement Before Moving

How to Plan Your Furniture Arrangement Before Moving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re about to move into your first apartment and already have most of your furniture, you might be unsure how to move and arrange it all. Similarly, decorating your new apartment might feel like a daunting task if you don’t have a thorough plan, especially if your apartment lacks space. If you want to…
What to Look for in a Coat Rack
What to Look for in a Coat Rack

What to Look for in a Coat Rack

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a long day of work or even a short period of just going out, you’ll want to return to your apartment, take off your coat, and relax. You might want to hang your coat on an apartment must-have: an organized, sturdy coat rack. However, finding a good coat rack isn’t an easy feat since…
Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership
Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

  |   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 you don’t have a gym in your apartment building but you want to exercise with gym equipment, you’re probably thinking about creating an in-apartment gym or getting a gym membership. If you…
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re frustrated with your apartment because it’s on a busy, loud street or you have noisy neighbors, it’s time to soundproof your apartment. There are many different ways to reduce noise, and although you might think it’s expensive to soundproof your living space, you can affordably soundproof your apartment in all kinds of creative…
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Showering is an essential part of many people’s daily apartment routines. However, your daily showers might be consuming way more water and energy than you realize. If you want to help the environment by saving…
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

  |   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. While you’re searching for your first apartment, you’ll have to choose between an apartment with window air conditioner units or centralized air conditioning. It’s natural, then, if you’re wondering which is more effective,…
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring cleaning sounds nice in theory, but it can be overwhelming in execution. Although you want to give your apartment a deep cleaning, you might not always know where to start. If you’re unsure, here’s a thorough spring cleaning task list to get your apartment squeaky clean. 1. Declutter One important task while spring cleaning…
Pros and Cons: High Ceilings
Pros and Cons: High Ceilings

Pros and Cons: High Ceilings

  |   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 you’re looking for a new apartment, you’ve probably come across apartments with high ceilings. Many apartment seekers prefer high ceilings because they make the apartment appear more spacious. However, having an apartment…
Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment
Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment

Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that it’s spring, you’re probably cooking different recipes in your apartment – those warm winter chilis might feel too warm now. However, you might be tempted to enjoy outdoor dining more often now that it’s getting warmer outside, but doing so can cost several times more than cooking your own delicious springtime meals. Below,…
Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed
Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed

Five Ways to Make the Best of the Space Under Your Bed

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a small apartment or a bedroom that lacks storage space can be challenging, so you’ll need to think of creative space-saving ways to store your belongings. With some planning, you can place your belongings under your bed while making your room appear spacious. Below, discover five ways to make the best of the space…