Apartment Life

Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze
Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze

Three Key Steps to Take If Your Pipes Freeze

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the winter, temperatures often dip below freezing, so you’re likely using plenty of heat to keep your apartment warm. If you’re unable to use your heat, though, it’s not just the possibility of being cold that should worry you – your pipes could freeze, too, wreaking havoc on your apartment’s plumbing and potentially causing…
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!

Help, My Roommate’s a Vegan!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates can make moving into your first apartment a more affordable endeavor. Whether longtime friends or people newer to your life, roommates can help make paying bills way easier, and if you’re prone to feeling lonely, you’ll have a friend you can easily hang out with at home. On the other hand, if you often…
Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist
Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Modern life simply isn’t possible without electricity, but power for your apartment doesn’t come for free. Monthly electric bills are an inescapable part of apartment living, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cut some simple corners to lower the amount you pay. With the five tips in this hassle-free electricity budgeting checklist, you can easily…
Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Here’s How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment life often means limited space, so fitting a standard-sized Christmas tree into your living room can be challenging. Smaller trees (and many other ways to decorate for Christmas in an apartment) exist, but you might be tempted to dispose of even these less imposing trees between this holiday season and the next. While your town…
How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment
How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As New Year’s Eve approaches, you might be wondering how you can properly celebrate. If you’re the entertaining type, you might be considering hosting a gathering in your apartment (or at least a smaller event for some close friends before heading to the night’s big blowout). You’re probably confident your gathering will be fun, but…
Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist
Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist

Here’s Your Ultimate First Apartment Utility Budgeting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter has already arrived in most of the U.S. That means increased utility bills as you try to keep your apartment properly warm while the temperature outside dips below freezing. If you’re living on a budget, this bump in utility bills might cause you some stress, but with this ultimate first apartment utility budgeting checklist,…
How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment
How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment

How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the joys of living alone is, well, being alone. You get to choose when to have people over, and all your living space is just yours, nobody else’s. So when you’re having a bunch of people over for a holiday dinner in your apartment, preparing for the big night can feel a bit…
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…