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The Pros and Cons of Apartment Hunting in the Winter
The Pros and Cons of Apartment Hunting in the Winter

The Pros and Cons of Apartment Hunting in the Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most people don’t want to move in the winter and for good reason: it’s cold, the weather is unpredictable and there’s a glut of holidays and related travel that can make preparing difficult. But what if you have to move? How can you turn it to your advantage? Here are some things to think about: There…
Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family
Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family

Should You Move Out? Pros and Cons of Living with Family

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We get a lot of readers asking if they have the budget to move out of their parents’ (or other relatives) house. It makes sense: who doesn’t want to be living a fully independent lifestyle? In terms of sheer finances, we’ve covered topics from budgeting for rent to the cost of utilities to how much…
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options
Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

Shopping for Your First Apartment Bed? Pros and Cons of Popular Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my last post, I discussed how important it is to prepare before buying any of your furniture. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a bed! A bed is usually the first purchase for your new apartment – and it is often the most expensive and space-consuming piece you buy. I’ll help you sift through the…
Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌
Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌

Pros‌ ‌and‌ ‌Cons:‌ ‌Partial‌ ‌or‌ ‌No‌ ‌Kitchen‌

  |   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.  Some people living in small apartments may struggle with properly storing their belongings and groceries in tiny kitchens. In bachelor apartments, a traditional kitchen stovetop and oven are absent, sometimes replaced instead by…
What is Scandinavian in Home Decor?
What is Scandinavian in Home Decor?

What is Scandinavian in Home Decor?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Scandinavian decor is a popular decorating style that has gained traction in recent years amid the current popularity of minimalism. This design style adds a natural, open, and bright feel to a room, and it can be a great choice for first-time renters as it only takes a few pieces to pull off.  What exactly…
How to Declutter Your Kitchen Drawers, Cabinets, and Countertops
How to Declutter Your Kitchen Drawers, Cabinets, and Countertops

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Drawers, Cabinets, and Countertops

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Keeping things clean and organized in your first apartment can be tricky. The kitchen tends to get particularly messy since you probably use it every single day, and before too long, you might find that your drawers, cabinets, and countertops are getting unreasonably cluttered. Read on below to learn how to declutter these spaces and…
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Trying to find a new apartment can be a pretty intimidating task; this is going to be your home for the foreseeable future! Because of this, many potential renters wonder if they should do research on the landlord or apartments. The answer is a resounding yes! Anything you can do to gain more information before…
Exercising in Your First Apartment: How to Use Resistance Bands
Exercising in Your First Apartment: How to Use Resistance Bands

Exercising in Your First Apartment: How to Use Resistance Bands

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you like aerobics or yoga, you most likely prefer to use a minimal amount of exercise equipment. For the latter type of exercise, resistance bands are a great addition to any in-apartment gym. They’re also great for anaerobic exercises, making them incredibly versatile. According to one study, using resistance bands can triple your gains…