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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…
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Pinterest For Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether it’s decorating, at home fixes, DIY projects, or organization, there’s a website where you can find it all (besides this one). That’s Pinterest. You may be thinking that the social media site is mostly for wedding planning and DIY fails, but that’s just not the case. Your first apartment Pinterest board could just be…
How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden
How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden

How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By now, we’ve all heard the hype about meal planning and how it’s a cost-effective way to save money on food. But have you gone a step further and ever thought about growing your own veggies, fruits and herbs to use in your everyday cooking? Just because you rent an apartment, doesn’t mean you don’t…
Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday
Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday

Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may have seen the #MeatlessMonday trend hitting the internet lately, and I’m here to tell you to give it a shot! Cutting meat for a day or two each week can not only benefit your health as you eat better, but also your wallet! For many of us on a budget in our apartments,…
BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY!
BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY!

BLOGGER OPPORTUNITY!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Blogger opportunity! Some of our blogger team members are leaving us for big new jobs, so we are looking to add new writers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 200,000+ monthly readers.  You may be a 2018 new graduate about…