Apartment Life

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

  |   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. If you’re ready to move into an apartment, choosing whether to live alone or with roommates is an important decision to consider based on your personality and finances. Find some clarity on this…
Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now
Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now

Five Hottest Cities to Rent in Right Now

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Some of the United States’ most highly populated cities are among its hottest places to live and rent an apartment. Some of these cities regularly reach extremes of above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer.  These high temperatures are in part because, when natural landscapes are replaced by buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, temperatures often…
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing to their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, using reusable napkins, dishcloths, and cleaning rags instead of paper towels is a good way to start. You…
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services
Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

Pros and Cons: Water Filtration Systems vs. Water Delivery Services

  |   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. If water is not properly purified, it can contain undesirable tastes and metals or, worse yet, illness-causing microorganisms that can pose a risk to your health. Filtered tap water may be more pleasing…
A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet
A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet

A Five-Step Guide to Organizing Your Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have a hard time picking what to wear and often find yourself impatiently rummaging through your clothes to choose the right outfit? A messy wardrobe can add unnecessary stress to your day, especially if your apartment is small without many options for storage. Decluttering and organizing your closet will help speed up the…
Three Small Apartment Clothing Storage Hacks
Three Small Apartment Clothing Storage Hacks

Three Small Apartment Clothing Storage Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve lived in a small studio or one-bedroom apartment, you know how tough it can be to make space for all your clothes. Small apartments can be limited on closet space, not to mention floor space for additional items such as coat racks, shoe racks, and dressers. With these three small apartment clothing storage…
How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment
How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment

How to Keep Gnats, Ants, and Flies Out of Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s face it: Even the most modern, well-constructed apartments aren’t perfectly sealed to the outdoor world. At some point or another, a gnat, fruit fly, or ant will likely find its way into your apartment. While gnats, ants, and fruit flies are all tiny and virtually harmless, they certainly aren’t pleasant presences, so here’s how…
Four Best Shoe Storage Options for Small Apartments
Four Best Shoe Storage Options for Small Apartments

Four Best Shoe Storage Options for Small Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in a small apartment, you can easily find yourself lacking enough storage space. Beyond just keeping dishes and produce organized in your kitchen and making room for a work-from-home setup, you might also encounter smaller storage concerns. Consider shoes as a prominent example: Not only can shoe storage options in small apartments…
Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment
Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

Pros and Cons: Pets in an Apartment

  |   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. For some people, apartment life might not quite feel complete without a pet. That said, the responsibilities involved in pet ownership can be daunting – and that’s before you factor in the many…