Apartment Life

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…
What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?
What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?

What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you hadn’t heard of Marie Kondo, you probably have now. The tidying mega-star is known for her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and now she’s got a Netflix series under her belt that basically made her name one of the most well-known for users of the streaming service. If you haven’t watched…
How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap
How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap

How To Upgrade Your College Apartment For Cheap

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  If there’s any stereotype that holds true, it’s that most college students don’t have much money. Between taking out large student loans, struggling to make time for paid work against the burden of schoolwork and classes, and going out with friends, students often need to save money however they can. At the same time,…
How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In
How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

How You Should Budget When Your Significant Other Is Moving In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This is a huge moment in your life: You’ve found that special someone, you’ve been with them for quite some time, and you’re planning the next significant step: to share a home with them. Although the notion of your significant other moving in may be a storied, romantic one, it comes with no shortage of…
Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment
Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment

Creative Ways To Save Space In A Studio Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made the big leap. After years of sharing homes with roommates, you’ve signed a lease and put down a deposit on your first apartment alone, a studio that you’ll have entirely to yourself. The only downside is adjusting to life in a smaller space. Most studios are just several hundred square feet in size,…
Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord
Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord

Should You Give Up Cable? Pros and Cons to Cutting the Cord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
All your bills come under greater scrutiny once a good chunk of your budget begins to go toward the rent. If you’re new to renting, it’s only natural to examine your other bills to see where you can reduce your costs. There are plenty of small things you can do to reduce that monthly burden,…
Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist
Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist

Your First Kitchen: The Ultimate Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a long hunt, you’ve finally done what might’ve once felt impossible: You’ve found an apartment you love, you’ve signed a lease, and you’ve put down a deposit. Congrats on landing your new place to live! Now that you’re living in your own place, it’s time to give your cooking game some serious upgrade, too.…
Boost Your Weekday Motivation
Boost Your Weekday Motivation

Boost Your Weekday Motivation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Keeping up with your apartment could easily be a part-time job! From meal prep and cooking to cleaning and laundry to paying bills… there’s a lot that goes into renting your first place… especially when your sofa and bed are oh-so-comfy and you have the latest Netflix special to catch up on!! But instead of…
Home Delivery Birth Control Perfect For Renters
Home Delivery Birth Control Perfect For Renters

Home Delivery Birth Control Perfect For Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With a move across town often comes finding everyday goods and services closer to your home, such as grocery stores and dry cleaners. For people with prescriptions, there’s also the burden of finding a new doctor and pharmacy — making the trek all the way back to the old neighborhood for prescriptions is a time-waster…
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger
5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

5 Tricks To Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, it unlikely that you’re going to be blessed with a two bedroom, two bath townhouse. If you were so lucky, congratulations. However, for those in larger (and more expensive) cities, square footage is money, but don’t worry, there are ways to make your small space feel bigger. Whether…