Apartment Life

Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook
Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re trying to get a little more motivated in the kitchen, you know this first hand. Cooking is hard! From planning meals (tips here!) to grocery shopping then actually cooking, moving into your first place can be a rude awakening that home-cooked meals don’t always come easily. Deciding to cook at home more often…
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding dinner recipes that are quick and easy to cook in your first apartment can be a game-changer. If you haven’t yet learned, going out to eat or ordering in can have a negative impact on both your health and your bank account. Instead, make a commitment to learn these quick and easy recipes that you…
Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment
Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment

Living with Man’s Best Friend: Best Dog Breeds for An Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you let that cute dog in the pet store window or a shelter steal your heart, make sure you do a little research to find out if your building allows pets and which dog breeds are best suited for your living situation. Many landlords will let you know their pet policy as soon as…
How to *Productively* Work from Home
How to *Productively* Work from Home

How to *Productively* Work from Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For a lot of people, working from home may seem like a dream situation. Getting up late, working in your pajamas, and being able to spend the entire day hanging out with your favorite living thing on this earth…your dog (or at least that’s my dream anyway). But what about when you actually have to…
5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City
5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City

5 Ways To Beat Homesickness In A New City

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a child I was always the one at sleepovers to call my mom at midnight, begging her to pick me up. Homesickness followed me to every school trip, summer vacation, and moving into my first apartment. Once the excitement of being in a new city and a new apartment wore off, I was left…
To Renew or To Move?
To Renew or To Move?

To Renew or To Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your lease is coming up for renewal soon, give it some thought! Are you ready to renew or do you want to see what other options are available? There are pros and cons to each, but it is up to you to determine if you should renew or move. Pricing may have changed –…
How To Make A Small Space Work For Your Growing Family
How To Make A Small Space Work For Your Growing Family

How To Make A Small Space Work For Your Growing Family

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a baby in a small apartment isn’t so bad at first. Babies don’t take up a lot of room, and even though their stuff does sometimes, it’s usually fairly manageable. Once you get into toddler age, you begin to find household items in weird places, and random toys up and down your hallways. You…
To Grill… Or Not to Grill
To Grill… Or Not to Grill

To Grill… Or Not to Grill

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a great time to explore new things… like cooking! If you’re not a huge cook, learning to grill can be a quick and easy way to include healthy food into your diet without much effort. Grilled meats, veggies, potatoes, and more can give you tasty variety. Think through these…
Prepping For a Weekend Getaway
Prepping For a Weekend Getaway

Prepping For a Weekend Getaway

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Heading on a long weekend getaway? More power to you! Since you’re spending some cash to get away, consider these tips to save money and secure your apartment while you’re gone. Close the blinds & curtains You’ll be surprised, but closing the blinds and curtains helps eliminate the need for air conditioning and traps the…
Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!
Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!

Easy Apartment Party: Weekend Brunch!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Brunch has really been in the spotlight lately, and it’s clear why! Nothing beats a delicious casual noontime meal with friends or family, especially with beautiful fall weather in sight. The only downside to weekend brunch? With it’s increased popularity comes increased prices! Heading to brunch each weekend isn’t in budget for many, especially as…