Apartment Life

How to Choose the Right Stepladder (And Use It Safely)
How to Choose the Right Stepladder (And Use It Safely)

How to Choose the Right Stepladder (And Use It Safely)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s good to have a small toolkit, but a ladder completes it. When you need something that’s out of reach in your apartment, you’ll need a ladder even if your tools are top-notch. A stepladder may be the best type of ladder to keep around, but there are a few things you should know about…
What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?
What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?

What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you’re hunting for a new apartment, you might have seen something unusual in online listings. Namely, you’ve seen something called a “Jack and Jill bathroom” and wondered, what could that be? However, many people actually hunt far and low for this style of bathroom since there are several advantages to having one. Below, learn…
How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment
How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment

How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new apartment can be quite a stressful ordeal, but furnishing your new place can give you a sense of calm and relieve your stress. An especially great way to tune out on your most anxiety-inducing days, of course, is to veg out in front of your TV. The thing is, smaller apartments…
How To Make A Tiny Apartment Look Bigger
How To Make A Tiny Apartment Look Bigger

How To Make A Tiny Apartment Look Bigger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your new apartment is small, you might have a hard time decorating, as there might not be enough room for all the items you want in your space. However, if you take some time to really plan it out, limitations can make you more creative in your decorating. Knowing these limitations,  there are several…
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you’re looking for your first apartment, you’ll find that many apartment kitchens are equipped with gas stoves rather than electric stoves. Cooking on a gas stove may seem easy, maybe too easy. However, there are some tips you’ll need to know for your safety. Below are some of these tips so you get used…
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re lucky enough to live at an apartment or condominium complex with a pool, you might have questions about the basic do’s and don’ts of communal pool use. After all, you don’t want to develop a bad rep with the complex’s management team or, worse yet, your neighbors. To stay in safe waters literally…
Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals
Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

  |   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. In a hectic world of working often (if not always), some apartment-dwellers have turned to ready-to-go meals that can be ordered in bulk or by subscription. The thing is, some apartments’ kitchens may…
Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them
Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them

Tree Branches Jutting Into Your Backyard? Here’s How to Prune Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you have pesky tree branches in your apartment’s backyard? Then you might want to remove them. Reasons to remove them include the presence of dying tree branches, the potential for property damage, or eliminating pollen sources. However, if you’ve never trimmed tree branches in your apartment’s backyard, you might not know where to start.…
5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven
5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven

5 Tips for Using Your First Apartment Oven

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you move into your first apartment, you might not be familiar with every single thing in the kitchen. For example, you most likely know how you should take care of your stove from years of cooking basic meals for yourself, but the oven might seem more imposing. If you want to know how to…
How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove
How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove

How to Get Used to Your Electric Stove

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartment kitchens are equipped with gas stoves, but you might come across some with electric stoves. These stoves can often be found in partial kitchens and are easy to use, but there are a few things you should know before getting started. If your first apartment’s electric stove is the first you’re ever using,…