Apartment Life

Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?
Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?

Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you lease is coming up, you have to decide if you want to stay or move.  The decision to move – even with all the hassles that go with it – is often made necessary by the need for more space. If you have extra money to spend on rent each month, and your…
7 Housewarming Gifts To Make Friends With Your New Neighbors
7 Housewarming Gifts To Make Friends With Your New Neighbors

7 Housewarming Gifts To Make Friends With Your New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting new neighbors can be a stressful experience. You obviously want to get along with them, but there’s always the fear that they’ll keep speakers next to your shared wall or that they just won’t be friendly. Never fear, though. These 7 housewarming gifts are sure to help you make friends with your new neighbors.…
Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event
Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event

Plan a Valentine’s Day Singles Event

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are single and you would like to have some fun with other singles you know,  you could set up a Friend’s Day event on Valentine’s Day. Plan a theme Think about what would be the most exciting for you and your friends to do. You might want to set up a fancy dinner…
Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget
Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget

Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the best temperatures in your first apartment can be tricky, especially if you weren’t allowed to touch the thermostat in your parents’ home. There are a few basic rules to selecting the right temperatures for you that won’t break the bank, are energy efficient, and will keep guests (and yourself!) comfortable. As always, test…
6 Reasons Why to Buy In-Store Instead of Online
6 Reasons Why to Buy In-Store Instead of Online

6 Reasons Why to Buy In-Store Instead of Online

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We live in a technology driven era that allows us access to so much at the click of a button. Although that simplicity makes it quick to order online, it is not necessarily the best option. So here is my old-school opinion of why you should shop in-store instead of online. 1. Gets You Off The…
Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable
Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable

Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Oh, junk food, you amazing, terrible thing… I have never had the determination to eat as healthy as I would like, but I do try to at least pretend to be healthy. The problem is, getting your own apartment is a lot like going off to college for the first time–the freedom to eat whatever…
4 Things an Adult Knows
4 Things an Adult Knows

4 Things an Adult Knows

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Transitioning into adulthood isn’t easy for anyone, but there are certain skills you absolutely need to know before you leave home and live like a real adult. I’ve tried to list some of the most important here. To some, this list may seem fairly obvious, but to many people, these are things that have never…
New Year’s Productivity Starts In Your Apartment
New Year’s Productivity Starts In Your Apartment

New Year’s Productivity Starts In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
New year, new you! Right? So let’s talk about how to get productive where it all begins- your apartment. Set Your Alarm Clock  The early bird gets the worm, as they say. As much fun as it is to stay up late and sleep in, it’s almost unanimously proven that early risers perform higher than…
Make Your 2018 Resolution Work by Tracking Positive Habits
Make Your 2018 Resolution Work by Tracking Positive Habits

Make Your 2018 Resolution Work by Tracking Positive Habits

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The new year means time for reflection on last year and setting plans for the months ahead. New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to maintain throughout the year without careful planning and thoughtful tracking. Believe it or not, tracking positive habits can help you stay focused on resolutions that matter to you, so you can end the year…
10 Entertaining Must-Haves For Your Next Party
10 Entertaining Must-Haves For Your Next Party

10 Entertaining Must-Haves For Your Next Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, guests may be flocking to your apartment. Starting with our 10 entertaining tips in your arsenal, throwing your first party in your new home doesn’t have to send nervous butterflies aflutter in your stomach. From cheese boards to festive glassware, you’ll be the toast of the town with these goods…