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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…
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me preface this by saying that I know that this doesn’t hold true everywhere, but let’s face it, Europe is often a lot better at saving on energy (and therefore money) than America, and while I was studying abroad in Italy, I picked up several habits that your wallet (and the environment) will thank…
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
How do you make an apartment more cozy? Well, a furry friend could just do the trick. Whether you love huge, fluffy dogs like Great Pyrenees or you’re more a toy breed kind of person, dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend for a reason. However, if you’re going to have a pooch around, you’ll…
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve written several times about my experiences staying at my boyfriend’s apartment, and as much as I love him, there are times when I wonder how on earth he manages to get by living away from his parents. This time, I’m here to discuss three common household items that he didn’t own — items that, until staying…
BLOGGER OPPORTUNITIES!
BLOGGER OPPORTUNITIES!

BLOGGER OPPORTUNITIES!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the graduation season approaches, we are again looking to add new writers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 250,000 monthly readers.  You may be a 2018 new graduate about to move into your first place, or you may have…
Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?
Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?

Your Lease is Up! Do You Need A Bigger Place?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you lease is coming up, you have to decide if you want to stay or move.  The decision to move – even with all the hassles that go with it – is often made necessary by the need for more space. If you have extra money to spend on rent each month, and your…