Apartment Life

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about apartment living is that you have neighbors nearby. Even if you don’t intend to become best friends with your neighbors, it’s always a smart idea to be a good neighbor and make them feel welcome. When you are friendly and watch out for one another, your neighbors will most…
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Pinto beans, rice, and Andouille sausage is one of the most delicious, healthy $5 meals  you can make! Dried pinto beans are a staple of the bare cupboard. How many times have you gone into the kitchen, pilfered through the cabinets and thought, “There’s nothing to eat!”, despite seeing copious mason jars, ZipLoc Bags, and…
Enjoy A Summer Staycation!
Enjoy A Summer Staycation!

Enjoy A Summer Staycation!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer may be the time to travel and explore the world, but many of us don’t have the time off or bank accounts to spend on a big, fancy trip! Taking a staycation is a great way to relax and unwind without coming home to a massive bill. Instead of griping or wasting the season…
5 Dinner Party Ideas For Small Spaces
5 Dinner Party Ideas For Small Spaces

5 Dinner Party Ideas For Small Spaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I moved into my first apartment, I couldn’t wait to host our first party. I didn’t want it to be like the parties of my college days though- I wanted a classy dinner party. You may think a dinner party would be hard to pull off in a small apartment, but with a little…
5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home
5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home

5 Ways To Preserve Your Peace Of Mind While Working From Home

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Working from home is increasingly a reality for many of us millennials.  According to Gallup Poll’s State Of The American Workplace 2017, 43% of Americans are working remotely, and that is not even taking into account the “gig economy” and side hustles scored off sites like Craigslist or ProBlogger’s Job Board. Working from home can…
10 Essential Items for Your Emergency Kit
10 Essential Items for Your Emergency Kit

10 Essential Items for Your Emergency Kit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In a split second, an emergency or natural disaster can strike. You never know when a storm may hit and knock your electricity out for days, leaving you without a way to cook, wash clothes, or take a hot shower. You never know when a flood may destroy your apartment building and force you to…
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you dreaming of the smell of freshly baked apple pie wafting through the house, or a plate of chocolate chip cookies cooling on the counter, or a real home cooked meal set on the table?  One of the struggles of living on your own is figuring out where your next meal is coming from.…
Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger
Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger

Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Get ready for the 4th of July BBQ. Here are a few simple tips and tactics that take your burgers, and whatever else you throw on the grill, to the next level!  No more bland, burned or over-cooked foods when you follow these basic rules. Have the right tools. You don’t need very many tools to…
50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!
50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!

50 Free Or Cheap Things To Do This Summer!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s hard not to remember childhood summers as the most magical, wonderful times of the year – full of fun, freedom, adventure, possibly romance. But, as we get older, and move into our first apartments, summer stops feeling quite as thrilling. We no longer look forward to summer – after all, who has the money…