Apartment Life

How to Decorate Your First Apartment for Christmas
How to Decorate Your First Apartment for Christmas

How to Decorate Your First Apartment for Christmas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you grew up in a home that celebrated Christmas, you likely have memories of waking up on Christmas morning and finding your neatly wrapped presents awaiting you under your Christmas tree. As an adult living in your first apartment, fitting a proper Christmas tree in your home is much more challenging. If you’re living…
Five Ways to Save on Your Winter Heating Bill
Five Ways to Save on Your Winter Heating Bill

Five Ways to Save on Your Winter Heating Bill

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s cold out, few things compare to the rush of warmth that passes through you as you step into your apartment from the outside world. Keeping your apartment’s temperature bearable tends to get a bit pricey, but if you cherish warmth, you’re likely OK with your winter utility costs going up just a bit.…
What Is Co-Living?
What Is Co-Living?

What Is Co-Living?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve heard of sharing an apartment with roommates – if you’re like many Americans, you’ve almost certainly done so at some point in your life. Now, get ready for what is gradually becoming a new setup for sharing apartments with other people: co-living. As you might have guessed from the fact that “co-living” is its…
Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules
Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re subletting from someone, you’ll be living in an apartment that’s at once yours and very much not yours. You might be a bit worried about how you can properly feel at home while respecting the original tenant’s space. With these five essential rules for subletter etiquette rules, you should have no trouble comfortably…
How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment
How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment

How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s always nice to have a few friends swing by your apartment for a relaxing hang, especially when you live alone. Having a big group of friends over, though, can present challenges. You might feel even more stressed if you’re having family over, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might find yourself in…
Is a Laundry Service Worth the Money?
Is a Laundry Service Worth the Money?

Is a Laundry Service Worth the Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although stretching out with a warm blanket pulled fresh from the dryer is among life’s best small comforts, few people enjoy the time and effort that goes into doing laundry, not to mention folding clothes once they’re out of the dryer. Laundry can be even more annoying if you don’t have a washer and dryer…
Four Great Housewarming Gifts for Your Friend’s First Apartment
Four Great Housewarming Gifts for Your Friend’s First Apartment

Four Great Housewarming Gifts for Your Friend’s First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re the kind of person who likes to invite friends to celebrate big moments with you, then maybe you had a housewarming party when you moved into your first apartment. When you did, maybe some of your friends got you housewarming gifts for the occasion. And now that your friends are moving into their…
Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?
Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?

Is an Apartment Cleaning Service Worth the Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having your own apartment can give you thorough peace of mind, but keeping it clean can just as quickly bring stress back into your life. No matter how hard you try, a thin layer of dust will all but inevitably make itself at home on your dresser, bookshelf, and other surfaces that mostly go untouched…
Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?
Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?

Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever rented an apartment, you’re probably all too familiar with the nagging worry that your landlord will eventually raise your rent. In some cities, this practice is more common than in others, though it is fully legal throughout the U.S. That said, there are rules on how landlords must go about raising your…
Smart TVs vs. Streaming Boxes: Which Is Right for You?
Smart TVs vs. Streaming Boxes: Which Is Right for You?

Smart TVs vs. Streaming Boxes: Which Is Right for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although lots of people subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video (or some combination of all three), not everybody has a giant screen for watching their favorite TV shows and movies. Even if you’re the kind of person whose usual way to watch the latest episode of The Bachelorette is to curl up in…