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Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020
Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

Four Fresh Paint Colors for Spring 2020

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Painting your interior walls can completely change the way your apartment not just looks, but feels. The temperature and lighting changes that accompany seasonal transitions can likewise dramatically affect how your apartment feels, so you may want to consider painting your interior walls to match the winter-spring transition. Before you so much as buy paint…
How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?
How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Mortgages?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Americans’ ability to afford their basic monthly expenses. Many Americans who own their apartments have had to contact their mortgage loan servicers to discuss alternative options, and people who were looking to buy apartments as the pandemic upended everyday life have faced their fair share of obstacles, too.…
Your Ultimate Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist
Your Ultimate Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist

Your Ultimate Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When COVID-19 first reached the United States, some Americans panicked and bought massive quantities of toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and other products. Supermarket and department store shelves quickly began lacking these basic items, leaving many other Americans struggling to find these everyday essentials. As pictures of these barren supermarket shelves began…
Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas
Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas

Three Fun Video Dinner Party Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you’re social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with friends. Sure, you can’t see people in person (well, other than your roommates), but you can always have a video dinner party with your friends to make the best of your physical separation. If anything, the massive impact…
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When disinfecting surfaces in your apartment to minimize your chances of spreading or catching COVID-19, you might turn to bleach as your disinfecting product of choice. Bleach is a viable last-resort option if you don’t have disinfecting wipes, disinfecting sprays, isopropyl alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide on hand – and since most stores haven’t been able…
What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?
What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?

What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an outsize toll on everyday life, staying at home has grown beyond just sound medical advice. In several states, it’s become the law of the land. With mandatory stay-at-home orders enacted across the country, some people living with roommates or partners may be grateful they’re not alone during…
How Does the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Address Mortgage Relief?
How Does the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Address Mortgage Relief?

How Does the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Address Mortgage Relief?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
On March 27, President Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that provides financial relief for individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, and other entities. Included in the package are significant mortgage relief options for apartment owners who are at least temporarily unable to make their usual monthly payments. Here’s everything you need…
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building
Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

Pros and Cons: Living in a Doorman Building

  |   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. As luxury rentals and mixed-use developments become more common in the U.S., doorman buildings have also become more abundant. In these buildings, a doorman greets you as you enter, though the term “doorman”…
Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes
Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s a situation many apartment dwellers face: You want to keep your apartment clean and tidy, but your roommate’s dishes go uncleaned in the kitchen sink for days. How do you address your situation with a roommate who never does the dishes? Find the best steps to take below. We, not me When dealing with…
How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces
How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

How to Properly Disinfect Surfaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve probably heard the advice ad nauseam by now: In addition to washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, you can lower your chances of catching or spreading COVID-19 by disinfecting surfaces around your apartment. Just as handwashing that lasts less than 20 seconds is significantly less effective at preventing COVID-19 transmission,…