Apartment Life

Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership
Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

  |   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 don’t have a gym in your apartment building but you want to exercise with gym equipment, you’re probably thinking about creating an in-apartment gym or getting a gym membership. If you…
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re frustrated with your apartment because it’s on a busy, loud street or you have noisy neighbors, it’s time to soundproof your apartment. There are many different ways to reduce noise, and although you might think it’s expensive to soundproof your living space, you can affordably soundproof your apartment in all kinds of creative…
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Showering is an essential part of many people’s daily apartment routines. However, your daily showers might be consuming way more water and energy than you realize. If you want to help the environment by saving…
Pros and Cons: High Ceilings
Pros and Cons: High Ceilings

Pros and Cons: High Ceilings

  |   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 looking for a new apartment, you’ve probably come across apartments with high ceilings. Many apartment seekers prefer high ceilings because they make the apartment appear more spacious. However, having an apartment…
Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment
Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment

Four Easy, Affordable Springtime Meals You Can Cook in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that it’s spring, you’re probably cooking different recipes in your apartment – those warm winter chilis might feel too warm now. However, you might be tempted to enjoy outdoor dining more often now that it’s getting warmer outside, but doing so can cost several times more than cooking your own delicious springtime meals. Below,…
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As springtime becomes summer, you might want to use your window air conditioning unit as temperatures rise. However, if your AC unit isn’t properly insulated, it might not keep your apartment as cool as you want. Below, learn how to properly insulate a window AC unit in your apartment.  Why insulate your window AC unit?…
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even if you’re excited to bring home your newly adopted cat, you might wonder if your apartment is fully ready for your new friend. The good news is that you can take several steps to make sure your apartment is prepared and safe for your cat. Below, find out how to best help your new…
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you live in a bicycle-friendly city doesn’t make bike storage easy. If you don’t have enough storage space for your bike or if you’re wondering where in your apartment it might fit best, you’re certainly not alone. City bikers have figured out all kinds of clever bike storage tricks for their small apartments,…
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Approximately 286 million Americans use a community water source to get their tap water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 90 percent of United States public water systems meet its safety standards, some research suggests that it can still be beneficial to use a water filter to further ensure that your water…
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…