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First Apartment Security: 5 Tips To Keep You Safe
First Apartment Security: 5 Tips To Keep You Safe

First Apartment Security: 5 Tips To Keep You Safe

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment can be an overwhelming experience. Whether you’re moving to a another city or just down the road, being in a new environment can be simultaneously exhilarating, stressful and intimidating. Among all your other concerns, it’s only natural to start thinking about how to keep safe in your apartment. Here’s what…
Quick Tips for Your Mailbox
Quick Tips for Your Mailbox

Quick Tips for Your Mailbox

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment often means receiving your own mail directly for the first time! Whether you’re moving out of a home or dorm environment, living in your first apartment will come with some changes. While you may never receive snail mail from your friends and family (unless it’s a wedding invitation or a…
Foolproof Apartment Party Guide
Foolproof Apartment Party Guide

Foolproof Apartment Party Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hosting friends and family is a huge perk of having your own first apartment! And even with a little pressure, it doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out this quick and easy guide to the perfect apartment party that you can reuse over and over again! Think of parties in your apartment as an easy…
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congrats to all you new graduates! As a graduation gift from me to you, let me share a few things I wish I’d known as I moved into my first apartment. 1. It’s not a race to furnish it.  When I first moved into my apartment, I wanted the idyllic Pinterest-worthy apartment as soon as…
Have a Community Center? Use It!
Have a Community Center? Use It!

Have a Community Center? Use It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With large apartment complexes, many landlords will offer a community center in or near the leasing office. These community centers are generally beautiful (think about it… it’d be the first thing a prospective renter sees when they come to visit!) AND are generally very under-utilized. There are tons of perks to having a community center……
About Lighting and Your Mood
About Lighting and Your Mood

About Lighting and Your Mood

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Lighting is something you can see but you don’t really feel. Or do you? Research shows that lighting actually heavily affects mood. It is a intangible way to manipulate your space into giving you the environment you want! Lighting can make you more energized, happier, calmer and even, yes, hungry. So, what should you know…
Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help
Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help

Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone isn’t easy. Whether you’re finishing college, leaving your parents’ home, ending a living situation with a partner or roommate, making the transition to single living can be difficult (even if it’s exciting). While there are all sorts of perks like cleaning at your own pace, making your own decorating decisions, or getting that…
Dog Park Etiquette
Dog Park Etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A big feature to consider for dog owners is if your apartment complex has a dog park inside! Many complexes will now include a fenced, grassy space where residents can bring their canine friends for some off-leash fun. There will always be rules posted that are specific to your apartment complex, but here are some…
5 More Things You Should Have In Your Apartment Emergency Kit
5 More Things You Should Have In Your Apartment Emergency Kit

5 More Things You Should Have In Your Apartment Emergency Kit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re living alone, with roommates, or with your significant other, things happen. From burst pipes to power outages to spills, there’s no shortage of things that could go wrong. While everyone keeps their fingers crossed that none of these situations happen, it’s still great to be prepared. You may already have a first aid…
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We like to look at moving out of the house and into our first apartment as a true signal of adulthood. Living on your own means you’re a responsible, capable adult. But just because we think of ourselves that way doesn’t mean that we always act that way. Even adults do stupid things or make…