Apartment Life

5 Ways to Entertain with a Small Kitchen
5 Ways to Entertain with a Small Kitchen

5 Ways to Entertain with a Small Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living on your own for the first time can be lonely, and you might find that you want to invite friends over for a game night or a party. People tend to flock to the kitchen when visiting, so if you have a small kitchen (as most people do in their first apartment) it can…
6 Accessories for Sleeping Better in Your First Apartment
6 Accessories for Sleeping Better in Your First Apartment

6 Accessories for Sleeping Better in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sleep is an essential part of life, especially as a student or working adult, and improving your sleep is a great way to improve your productivity and overall well-being. With a few simple accessories, you can capitalize on the time you spend asleep to help yourself feel well-rested throughout the day. Want to know what…
Moving from a Small Town to a Big-City First Apartment? Here’s How to Adjust
Moving from a Small Town to a Big-City First Apartment? Here’s How to Adjust

Moving from a Small Town to a Big-City First Apartment? Here’s How to Adjust

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re preparing to move or you’re already settled in, a move away from home to a new apartment can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re moving to a big city for the first time. Between nervousness to meet people, homesickness, and safety concerns, moving away can be a big task emotionally. Read on below for…
Fire Safety: What Are Landlords and Tenants Responsible For?
Fire Safety: What Are Landlords and Tenants Responsible For?

Fire Safety: What Are Landlords and Tenants Responsible For?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
An apartment fire can quickly burn through all of your belongings, leaving you without a home and possessions. Nobody wants to be put in this situation, but whose responsibility is it to take precautions against it? Read on below to learn what landlords and tenants are responsible for when it comes to fire safety. Smoke…
7 Things to Know When Living Alone
7 Things to Know When Living Alone

7 Things to Know When Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving out and living alone for the first time can be intimidating, but if you prepare right, it can be a fun adventure and a great season of your life. Between cleaning, interior decorating, and everything else, living alone for the first time is a great opportunity to learn new things! Read on below for…
5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know
5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a tenant, it might seem like you’re subject to your landlord’s every whim, but that’s not necessarily true. There are numerous laws and legal protections in place for the benefit of renters – you just have to know what they are! Keep reading below for five things your landlord doesn’t want you to know.…
Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building
Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building

Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment and getting to know your neighbors can be a bit intimidating at first, but if you take the time to get to know your new neighbors, you might feel much more at home. Knowing the people that live around you can help you develop new friendships and feel safer in…
Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?
Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?

Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things you need to figure out when moving into a new apartment is how you’re going to pay your rent. These days, most people manage pretty much everything from their cell phone, so why can’t paying rent be the same? Venmo and PayPal are two of the most popular mobile payment…
Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?
Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?

Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After moving into an apartment with more space than you need (or one you’ll be away from for extended periods), one of your first thoughts might be to rent part of it out. Short-term rental agencies like Airbnb have made this route a great option for many people, but local zoning laws or rules set…
When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?
When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?

When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you have a lease on an apartment, you might find that its length is becoming a headache. Or maybe you wind up running into problems in your neighborhood, or you’ve reached a point of no return in your relationship with your landlord. Perhaps a new job offer has come up that means you need…