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Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex 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. Many people think of single-floor dwellings when they think of apartments, but in reality, two-floor apartments (also known as duplexes) abound. Usually, duplexes are two-family apartments, and people who live in duplex share…
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi

How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Wi-Fi

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, Wi-Fi will likely be one of the first things you want. However, setting up your internet involves several steps that can often be confusing, and dealing with internet service providers (ISPs) can be challenging. But fret not – below are simple answers to all your questions about how…
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments with too few windows can feel dark and depressing, but having too many windows can also bring challenges. With many windows in your apartment, there might be so much sunlight that falling and staying asleep may be difficult. This issue isn’t always easy to solve since, the more windows you have, the more you…
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System
How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

How to Set Up Your First Apartment’s Sound System

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you want to enjoy shows, movies, games, and music with a boosted, high-quality sound, built-in computer and television speakers might not be good enough. However, with so many sound system options available, you may not know which kind is best for your apartment. Below, find five types of speakers and everything you need to…
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter
Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

Five Steps to Rodent-Proof Your Apartment for the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you know how to keep your apartment warm and which supplies you need during the colder months, then your apartment is mostly winter-ready. Yes, with the right insulation and supplies, your apartment will be warm, but there’s a potential downside to this: Rodents may try to enter your apartment to escape the cold. This…
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As winter nears, it’s essential that your apartment is stocked with supplies to combat the harsh weather. But do you know what every apartment needs for the winter? Below are five must-have winter apartment supplies. 1. Salt As you probably know, ice forms when its temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures often dip…
Which Blankets Are the Warmest?
Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When winter nears, you might struggle with how to stay warm without raising your heating bill in your apartment. Among the low-cost solutions you might consider are blankets – after all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up comfortably in full warmth. But which type of blanket is best for you: weighted blankets, comforters, or electric…
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and are facing eviction. Given these rough housing market conditions, you may be able to reduce your rent if you’re planning to renew your apartment’s lease or find apartments renting for cheaper than usual. Here are some…
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to get together for a big feast, but maybe not this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a Thanksgiving gathering in your apartment is a health hazard. But if you still want to have a small group over, can you minimize your risk of getting…
Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner
Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner

Three Recipes for Two for Your Small Thanksgiving Dinner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although you might think of large family gatherings when you think of Thanksgiving, you can still have a fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner for just yourself or with one other person. Of course, this might seem unusual to you, so maybe you need some help making small portions. With these three recipes adjusted for two people, you…