Posts Tagged: Apartment Life

Things You DON’T Need for Your First Apartment
Things You DON’T Need for Your First Apartment

Things You DON’T Need for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In your preparation for moving into your first apartment, you’ve probably encountered plenty of lists detailing every single thing you need to be truly self-sufficient at home. You’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of items on these lists, but with each purchase for your first apartment, you spend precious money – and even…
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The word insurance can send shivers down many a spine. In healthcare, for example, insurance is the divide between paying a modest amount for healthcare and going into extreme long-term debt. In renting, though, insurance is not nearly as dramatic.  Renters insurance is usually quite modestly priced and straightforward. For a generally affordable monthly or…
How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?
How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve put down a deposit on your dream apartment. The ceilings are super high, the hardwood floors are gorgeous, you have tons of space, the kitchen is huge, and you live in a quiet, convenient location. However, after moving in, you’ve discovered something you couldn’t quite have known before moving in: One of your neighbors…
What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them
What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them

What Are HOAs? How Renters Should Navigate Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Renting an apartment from a landlord or management company is par for the course, but renting a townhome is a less common occurrence. A townhome, as compared to an apartment, a rowhome, or even a standalone home on a suburban street, is part of a larger living community where certain rules apply. An organization called…
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?
What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

What Should You Do If Your Roommate Is Moving Out?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a roommate is one of the easiest ways to keep living costs low. You’ll split the rent and utilities, and you might share responsibilities for stocking household goods. If you’re especially apt on making your roommate situation as financially fair as possible, you might just wind up splitting all expenses with your roommate –…
The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Bathroom Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although your bathroom might be the smallest room in your apartment, you’ll need a good number of supplies to make the best of it. Basics ranging from toilet paper to towels don’t just magically come with your apartment. It may even fall upon you to furnish your bathroom; you may be surprised that basics like…
Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending
Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

Five Ways To Use AC Without Overspending

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
On a hot day, there are few joys like stepping into an air-conditioned building from the sweltering outdoors. You’re probably familiar, though, with how expensive it gets to run the air conditioner all day long. Whether your apartment is powered by central air or window units, you likely see your electric bill skyrocket during summer…
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide
Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

Your Ultimate Smart Home Device Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A smart home device allows you to control certain parts of your apartment remotely. As long as you have an internet connection (or data access, depending on the device), you can keep track of what’s going on in your apartment and make sure you return to a home that’s just the way you want it. …
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?
Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

Should You Install A Security System In Your Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few notions quite as unsettling as the idea that neither you nor your belongings are truly safe at home. According to the FBI, over 2 million homes each year fall prey to burglary. Even if you lock the knob, deadbolt, and chain on your front door, close and lock all your windows, and…
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance
Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

Four Questions To Ask A New Landlord About Apartment Maintenance

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your ceiling starts leaking, your dishwasher stops working, or your oven stops heating, you’ll need to call an expert to take care of your problem. If you’re renting your apartment, your landlord is likely required to schedule and pay for major repairs of this nature. While there may be a clear set of obligations…