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Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending
Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
On a hot day, there are few joys like stepping into an air-conditioned building from the sweltering outdoors. You’re probably familiar, though, with how expensive it gets to run the air conditioner all day long. Whether your apartment is powered by central air or window units, you likely see your electric bill skyrocket during summer…
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A smart home device allows you to control certain parts of your apartment remotely. As long as you have an internet connection (or data access, depending on the device), you can keep track of what’s going on in your apartment and make sure you return to a home that’s just the way you want it. …
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few notions quite as unsettling as the idea that neither you nor your belongings are truly safe at home. According to the FBI, over 2 million homes each year fall prey to burglary. Even if you lock the knob, deadbolt, and chain on your front door, close and lock all your windows, and…
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your ceiling starts leaking, your dishwasher stops working, or your oven stops heating, you’ll need to call an expert to take care of your problem. If you’re renting your apartment, your landlord is likely required to schedule and pay for major repairs of this nature. While there may be a clear set of obligations…
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?
What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

What Documents Do You Need To Shred When You Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you pack all your belongings for your upcoming move, you might stumble upon a bunch of old documents you’ve been holding on to, not sure what to do with them or even if you need to keep them in the first place. If you’re not using these documents, you might not want to bring…
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?
Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

Does A Raise Mean You Should Upgrade Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your next raise kicks in, you may find yourself dreaming of all the things you could buy with that cash bump. You might want to consider using that extra money to redecorate your home. You may even think about an entirely new apartment that’s now in your budget. But does a raise mean you…
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A bar is an exciting way to entertain friends and family while keeping your liquor and barware organized. It lets you have a drink or two at home much more cheaply than if you went out for one. However, putting together an at-home bar might take some work to assemble. To save you time and…
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be exciting, but there’s no doubt about it: the process is exhausting. As one address and complex blurs into the next, it could be easy to forget to ask certain questions. In this anxious mindstate, it can be easy to forget to ask your agent, landlord, or property manager some…
How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less
How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less

How To Decorate Your Apartment On $500 Or Less

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With all the costs that come along with moving, decorating can seem like the most frivolous spend you can make. However, nobody really wants to stare at the same blank walls day after day. To truly transform your apartment into something you can call your own, that involves putting a little personality on the walls,…
How To Change Your Address When You Move
How To Change Your Address When You Move

How To Change Your Address When You Move

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a lot of important personal contacts, as well as government authorities, that need to be notified of your new address when you move. Sure, you can try to change all those contacts yourself, but that’s a lot of time spent — and it’s very easy to miss a few along the way. How…