Apartment Life

Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple
Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple

Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your Significant Other (SO) is a TON of fun. However, moving in together often means you will have a lot of stuff, like kitchen items and potentially living room and bedroom items that have been through couple of moves already. Chipped and banged-up duplicates of necessary items are commonplace. So, if friends…
Apartment Activities with New Friends
Apartment Activities with New Friends

Apartment Activities with New Friends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re moving into your first apartment away from your college city or hometown, you may find it difficult to make friends! This is totally normal, and happens all the time. But after you move away from college roommates and friends, you’ll need to find a squad to support you in person when Face-Time just…
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first place is a GREAT excuse to get a new pet…but are you really ready? Instead of going for an animal that requires significant time and effort to care for, consider choosing one of these easy, unique apartment pets to fulfill your need for a friend while being fair to both you…
Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies
Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies

Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After moving into your first apartment, you’ll find it easier than you thought to spend a ton of time on the sofa in front of your TV or surfing the Internet. Instead of wasting too much time, try picking up a hobby or two that can keep you occupied and using your brain! Here are…
Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts
Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts

Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome to your first apartment! Now that all the hard work is over (finding your place, securing funds for a deposit, filling out applications, waiting to hear you got your place, packing up, moving in, unpacking)…it’s time to celebrate! Moving into your first place is not only exciting, but it is a huge accomplishment and…
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This past March, I finally made the big jump to getting my own place. It was quite the journey and there were a lot of steps involved but I made it! Moving into your first apartment can be quite daunting, just thinking about the budgeting aspect, finding that perfect space, and starting from square one.…
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living
Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

Easy Ways to Eat More Veggies and Promote Healthy Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Part of moving into your first apartment is realizing that not only is your living situation in your control, but so is your nutrition…meaning no one is forcing you to eat your veggies! No more home-cooked meals waiting for you on the table or dining hall convenience! Healthy living is up to you. The good…
Apartment-Training Your Puppy
Apartment-Training Your Puppy

Apartment-Training Your Puppy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment is a great time to consider owning a pet. There are lots of pros and cons and expenses, explored here and here, but if you’re ready for a puppy, you will have to quickly learn how to apartment-train it and avoid costly messes! As I’ve said before, I love having…
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a renter, privacy and safety should be two of your top concerns. To ensure your physical privacy, meaning your landlord does not show up unannounced or enter your apartment without your explicit permission, do research on your landlord before signing your lease, and read below to know your rights and how to protect them.…
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities
Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

Renting 101: Renter’s Responsibilities

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We can find tons of articles about the responsibilities of a landlord, and many responsibilities of a landlord are required by the state or are included in your lease. For instance, landlords are responsible for things like maintaining a safe apartment building with access to adequate heat, water, and electricity. But do we ever think…