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How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment
How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment

How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, landlords leave an apartment vacant for months before finally finding a tenant. Neglect over time can lead to an unpleasant, stale odor plaguing your newly leased apartment space. Here’s some advice for eradicating that musty stench in your new apartment. Causes Look at your apartment layout and narrow down the possibilities of where odors…
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.…
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,…
How Can Thrifting Save You Money Furnishing Your First Apartment?
How Can Thrifting Save You Money Furnishing Your First Apartment?

How Can Thrifting Save You Money Furnishing Your First Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As you furnish your apartment, you might think about going to a thrift store to save some money, which makes sense. Despite some misconceptions about thrifted items, you can find an array of furniture at thrift stores, including some in excellent condition at a great price. That said, if you’ve never been thrifting before, there…
Is Warm or Cool Lighting Better for Your Apartment?
Is Warm or Cool Lighting Better for Your Apartment?

Is Warm or Cool Lighting Better for Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to lighting, you’ve probably heard one of the most well-known money-saving tips: Turn off the lights when you’re not using them. However, when your lights are on, they should set the right mood, and not all lights are equal on this front. Sometimes, you might overlook the best type of lighting for…
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

  |   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. While you’re searching for your first apartment, you’ll have to choose between an apartment with window air conditioner units or centralized air conditioning. It’s natural, then, if you’re wondering which is more effective,…
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List
Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Task List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring cleaning sounds nice in theory, but it can be overwhelming in execution. Although you want to give your apartment a deep cleaning, you might not always know where to start. If you’re unsure, here’s a thorough spring cleaning task list to get your apartment squeaky clean. 1. Declutter One important task while spring cleaning…
Five Ways to Budget Better This April
Five Ways to Budget Better This April

Five Ways to Budget Better This April

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Spring is here, and the warmer weather might make you feel more inclined to go outside and spend more money. If you’re experiencing a large increase in your spending as sunny days get longer, now is the right time to budget better so you can stay on top of rent, utilities, and all your other…
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge
How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

How to Identify (and Eliminate) That Bad Smell in Your Fridge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting your refrigerator organized can feel like a challenge, and worse yet, you’ll sometimes discover that your fridge is emanating a rancid smell. However, sometimes locating the source of this foul odor can be tricky, and eliminating the odor might not be so easy. The problem is that if you leave this odor unattended, your…
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?
Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

Should You Filter the Water in Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Approximately 286 million Americans use a community water source to get their tap water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 90 percent of United States public water systems meet its safety standards, some research suggests that it can still be beneficial to use a water filter to further ensure that your water…