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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…
Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options
Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options

Five Space-Saving Dish Drying Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartment dwellers need to buy their own groceries and cook their own meals to maintain a feasible budget, but small kitchens can pose some challenges for making food at home. As though kitchenware and food storage obstacles aren’t limiting enough, there’s also the struggle of making space to dry your dishes when your countertop…
How to Properly Store Fruits and Veggies in Your Apartment
How to Properly Store Fruits and Veggies in Your Apartment

How to Properly Store Fruits and Veggies in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living in a small apartment can keep your rent low, but your spatial limits might require you to get creative with storage and furniture. This issue also extends into your kitchen, where you might have scarcely any food storage space. Many foods don’t do well in certain environments either – for example, your bananas should…
What to Do During an Apartment Power Outage
What to Do During an Apartment Power Outage

What to Do During an Apartment Power Outage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, changing weather conditions mean more than just clouds on a sunny day. Strong storms can cause power outages, some of which can last several hours – or, worse yet, days. Electricity is undeniably an essential part of daily life, so what should you do when your apartment’s power goes out? Below, learn about what…
Five Tools for Working from Your Balcony or Backyard
Five Tools for Working from Your Balcony or Backyard

Five Tools for Working from Your Balcony or Backyard

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the COVID-19 pandemic requiring most people to work from home and the summer sun beating down, you might be tempted to move your office outside for a bit. That said, working from your apartment’s balcony or backyard isn’t as easy as bringing your laptop outside. The bright sun and hot temperatures can present work…
Can You Fix the Leak Yourself or Should a Plumber Come?
Can You Fix the Leak Yourself or Should a Plumber Come?

Can You Fix the Leak Yourself or Should a Plumber Come?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you see a leak in your apartment, you might be tempted to panic. While you know that avoiding water damage to your apartment is key, what you might not know is how to stop the leak. You also might be wondering whether you can fix the leak yourself or have a plumber come. Consider…
How to Safely Have Maintenance Workers at Your Apartment During COVID-19
How to Safely Have Maintenance Workers at Your Apartment During COVID-19

How to Safely Have Maintenance Workers at Your Apartment During COVID-19

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s one thing to start seeing friends, family, and other people you trust again as states reopen following widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. It’s another to let maintenance workers such as plumbers, electricians, and internet technicians – not to mention your landlord or property manager – into your apartment right now. Even though these people are experts…