Apartment Life

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?…
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even if you’re excited to bring home your newly adopted cat, you might wonder if your apartment is fully ready for your new friend. The good news is that you can take several steps to make sure your apartment is prepared and safe for your cat. Below, find out how to best help your new…
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you live in a bicycle-friendly city doesn’t make bike storage easy. If you don’t have enough storage space for your bike or if you’re wondering where in your apartment it might fit best, you’re certainly not alone. City bikers have figured out all kinds of clever bike storage tricks for their small apartments,…
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Approximately 286 million Americans use a community water source to get their tap water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 90 percent of United States public water systems meet its safety standards, some research suggests that it can still be beneficial to use a water filter to further ensure that your water…
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

  |   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. Many people think of single-floor dwellings when they think of apartments, but in reality, two-floor apartments (also known as duplexes) abound. Usually, duplexes are two-family apartments, and people who live in duplex share…
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi

How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, Wi-Fi will likely be one of the first things you want. However, setting up your internet involves several steps that can often be confusing, and dealing with internet service providers (ISPs) can be challenging. But fret not – below are simple answers to all your questions about how…
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments with too few windows can feel dark and depressing, but having too many windows can also bring challenges. With many windows in your apartment, there might be so much sunlight that falling and staying asleep may be difficult. This issue isn’t always easy to solve since, the more windows you have, the more you…
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you want to enjoy shows, movies, games, and music with a boosted, high-quality sound, built-in computer and television speakers might not be good enough. However, with so many sound system options available, you may not know which kind is best for your apartment. Below, find five types of speakers and everything you need to…
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you know how to keep your apartment warm and which supplies you need during the colder months, then your apartment is mostly winter-ready. Yes, with the right insulation and supplies, your apartment will be warm, but there’s a potential downside to this: Rodents may try to enter your apartment to escape the cold. This…
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As winter nears, it’s essential that your apartment is stocked with supplies to combat the harsh weather. But do you know what every apartment needs for the winter? Below are five must-have winter apartment supplies. 1. Salt As you probably know, ice forms when its temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures often dip…