Apartment Life

Which Blankets Are the Warmest?
Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When winter nears, you might struggle with how to stay warm without raising your heating bill in your apartment. Among the low-cost solutions you might consider are blankets – after all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up comfortably in full warmth. But which type of blanket is best for you: weighted blankets, comforters, or electric…
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and are facing eviction. Given these rough housing market conditions, you may be able to reduce your rent if you’re planning to renew your apartment’s lease or find apartments renting for cheaper than usual. Here are some…
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to get together for a big feast, but maybe not this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a Thanksgiving gathering in your apartment is a health hazard. But if you still want to have a small group over, can you minimize your risk of getting…
Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner
Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner

Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although you might think of large family gatherings when you think of Thanksgiving, you can still have a fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner for just yourself or with one other person. Of course, this might seem unusual to you, so maybe you need some help making small portions. With these three recipes adjusted for two people, you…
Sustainable Living: Reduce Single-Use Plastics at Home
Sustainable Living: Reduce Single-Use Plastics at Home

Sustainable Living: Reduce Single-Use Plastics at Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Single-use plastics, though commonplace, are notoriously bad for the environment. If you want to live a thoroughly eco-friendly life, you can replace single-use plastics with reusable ones instead. Here’s why – and how – you…
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

  |   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. When you’re looking to move into your first apartment, it’s common to see some apartment listings with gas heating and stoves. You might also see electric heating and stoves (and many gas appliances…
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage
Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

Seven Questions About Apartment Space That Aren’t Square Footage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Based on your preferences and lifestyle, you will need a certain amount of space in your apartment. While hunting for your new apartment, you might wonder just how much (or how little) square footage you’ll need. But sometimes, it’s not all about the amount of space you have. Here are seven questions about apartment space…
Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers
Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Bulk items, such as loose oats and nuts, are often packaged in thin single-user plastic. Like all plastics, this packaging is not biodegradable and usually takes 400 years or more to break down. Additionally, plastics…
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments, even those built with proper insulation, have imperfectly sealed areas through which cold drafts enter your space. Often, cold drafts will require you to use more energy (and thus spend more money) to heat your apartment, so they’re worth fixing – but how? And what are the most energy-efficient ways to stay warm?…
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and avoid eviction. About a month ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) passed an eviction moratorium to prevent Americans from getting evicted from their apartments. If you’re having difficulties paying your rent, here’s what you need to…