Apartment Life

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,…
Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?
Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?

Is a Bar Cart Right for Your First Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a bar stocked with your favorite drinks in your first apartment can be nice, but you might not have enough space for it. One easy solution to solve this issue is by getting a bar cart. However, you might wonder if it’s worth the money to get one. Below, find out some reasons why…
Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?
Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?

Are Non-Slip Bath Mats Really Necessary?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s say you’re shopping for some must-haves and cheap upgrades for your first apartment’s bathroom. As you shop to furnish your bathroom, you might wonder if you should get a non-slip bath mat. If you’re asking yourself this question, below, you can find out whether non-slip bath mats are really necessary. The advantages of non-slip…
Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash
Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash

Six Tips for Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Apartment Backyard Bash

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Memorial Day is on May 31, and you might want to celebrate by having some friends over for food and drinks in your apartment’s backyard. However, planning and hosting some outside fun at your apartment typically takes a little planning. It can also get expensive fast if you don’t know what you need before you…
Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership
Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

Pros and Cons: In-Apartment Gym vs. Gym Membership

  |   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. If you don’t have a gym in your apartment building but you want to exercise with gym equipment, you’re probably thinking about creating an in-apartment gym or getting a gym membership. If you…
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment
Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

Eight Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re frustrated with your apartment because it’s on a busy, loud street or you have noisy neighbors, it’s time to soundproof your apartment. There are many different ways to reduce noise, and although you might think it’s expensive to soundproof your living space, you can affordably soundproof your apartment in all kinds of creative…
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers
Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

Sustainable Living: How to Take Eco-Friendlier Showers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Showering is an essential part of many people’s daily apartment routines. However, your daily showers might be consuming way more water and energy than you realize. If you want to help the environment by saving…