Posts Tagged: apartment advice

Productive “Me”-Time
Productive “Me”-Time

Productive “Me”-Time

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most people (if not all!) enjoy alone time sometimes. It may not be every day, or even every week, but it’s nice to take a few minutes of “Me”-Time to yourself now and again.  If you have a roommate (or multiples!), you may find yourself craving it. But, “Me”-Time doesn’t have to be a waste!…
How to Work Productively From Your Apartment
How to Work Productively From Your Apartment

How to Work Productively From Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
More and more jobs, especially for millennials, allow some degree of working from home. While this is a great way for you to gain a little flexibility in your schedule, it can be tricky to stay focused when you’re working from your first apartment (especially if space is tight!). It may not be possible for…
Planning for Pet Care While You Travel
Planning for Pet Care While You Travel

Planning for Pet Care While You Travel

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are all around us! For many, especially us of the younger generation in new apartments, that means travel back “home” is likely imminent! While the travel itself isn’t bad, and visiting old friends and your family in your hometown is probably the highlight of your year, there’s one potential problem: pets! If you’re…
5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests
5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first big holiday season in your first apartment, you’re in for a treat! If family and friends live nearby, they’ll likely want to come check it out, whether for a quick tour, for dinner, or game night! If family and friends plan on traveling in for the holiday, you may be in a…
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am a HUGE dog lover and even adopted a dog a couple years ago in my first apartment. Raising a puppy in an apartment isn’t easy (see this post and this one and this one for more information on preparing), but once you commit to having a dog, it’s fun to think of creative ways to…
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about summer is having the time to get away from home on vacation. Whether you’re a beach, cabin, lake, or destination-lover, you probably still have a trip or two in your plans. But what happens to your apartment while you’re away? Here’s a quick and easy checklist-timeline to help you…
From the Mailbag: “When to Begin Your Out-of-State Apartment Search”
From the Mailbag: “When to Begin Your Out-of-State Apartment Search”

From the Mailbag: “When to Begin Your Out-of-State Apartment Search”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the very first MailBag blog. We’re excited to kick this advice-oriented column into high gear, so mosey on over here to learn more about the idea of the MailBag and how to send in your very own questions! First up, My First Apartment reader, Alexus, sent us this really good —…
Introducing the MailBag!
Introducing the MailBag!

Introducing the MailBag!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello, apartment dwellers! Whether you’re a veteran renter who has has lived in lots of apartments over the years or a newbie to the apartment living scene, there’s one thing we know for sure — you never know it all. We know better than anyone else because over the years the My First Apartment team…
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment
What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving In: Taking Care of Details What To Do Before You Move into a New Apartment Set up your utilities: electricity, cable, and telephone Before you begin carting all your belongings to your new apartment, make arrangements to have the utilities turned on — otherwise you’ll be in the dark, literally. You may decide to…