Apartment Life

Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work
Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You get home from work and all you want to do is lay in bed. The pressures of day-to-day routines and work duties are taxing on a person. We spend a majority of our hours at the office or focusing on a work project, confined by four walls. We no longer have the flexibility to…
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Small issues are bound to come up when you’ve living in your first apartment, from clogged shower drains (ew) to broken air conditioning (ugh) to aesthetic maintenance… and these issues simply require a landlord to come and fix! Even if you have a fantastic landlord who quickly attends to big issues, having an unresponsive landlord…
$5 Meals: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken
$5 Meals: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken

$5 Meals: How To Make 3 Meals Out Of 1 Rotisserie Chicken

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding time to make delicious, healthy, homemade meals is hard to do, despite our best intentions. Between work, school, running errands, paying bills, and trying to have a life, dinner has a way of falling by the wayside. Either we end up starving or we go out to eat – one is bad for the…
Staying on Top of Your Apartment Life with a Bullet Journal
Staying on Top of Your Apartment Life with a Bullet Journal

Staying on Top of Your Apartment Life with a Bullet Journal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After receiving a cute notebook from a friend, I was frustrated when I opened to see there were no lines. On the side of the notebook it said Bullet Grid, so I Googled it to try to figure it out and the internet came to life with incredible images. If you are anyone who enjoys color,…
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a huge step in adulting. In a lot of cases, first apartment-ers have just landed their first big job or got a promotion from their company, which puts them in a position to gain some independence (aka pay for an apartment). Part of adulting in a new job (or…
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with your family, you are accustomed to sharing a bathroom with siblings and having those great battles over the TV remote. Hearing a mini lecture everyday is practically part of the routine. Don’t forget to clean your room! Do the dishes! Help take the trash out! Even living with college roommates has…
How To Deal With Noisy Neighbors
How To Deal With Noisy Neighbors

How To Deal With Noisy Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It was at our second apartment that we had our first run in with noisy neighbors. We lived on the bottom floor of a large apartment building and they moved in directly above us a year or so after we did. Shortly after they moved in, we noticed that they were stomping around a lot…
How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment
How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment

How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the new trend of ordering things online, ensuring you can get your packages on your doorstep has never been more important! But with apartments, there are often plenty of strangers walking past your door at any point, increasing the risk of having your new items stolen. Fortunately, there are some things you can do…
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about apartment living is that you have neighbors nearby. Even if you don’t intend to become best friends with your neighbors, it’s always a smart idea to be a good neighbor and make them feel welcome. When you are friendly and watch out for one another, your neighbors will most…