Apartment Life

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,…
Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?
Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?

Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a bar stocked with your favorite drinks in your first apartment can be nice, but you might not have enough space for it. One easy solution to solve this issue is by getting a bar cart. However, you might wonder if it’s worth the money to get one. Below, find out some reasons why…
Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?
Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?

Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s say you’re shopping for some must-haves and cheap upgrades for your first apartment’s bathroom. As you shop to furnish your bathroom, you might wonder if you should get a non-slip bath mat. If you’re asking yourself this question, below, you can find out whether non-slip bath mats are really necessary. The advantages of non-slip…
Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash
Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash

Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Memorial Day is on May 31, and you might want to celebrate by having some friends over for food and drinks in your apartment’s backyard. However, planning and hosting some outside fun at your apartment typically takes a little planning. It can also get expensive fast if you don’t know what you need before you…
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: 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,…
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As springtime becomes summer, you might want to use your window air conditioning unit as temperatures rise. However, if your AC unit isn’t properly insulated, it might not keep your apartment as cool as you want. Below, learn how to properly insulate a window AC unit in your apartment.  Why insulate your window AC unit?…