Posts Tagged: Apartment Life

Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building
Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building

Six Tips for Being a Good Neighbor in Your Apartment Building

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first apartment and getting to know your neighbors can be a bit intimidating at first, but if you take the time to get to know your new neighbors, you might feel much more at home. Knowing the people that live around you can help you develop new friendships and feel safer in…
Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?
Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?

Is it Legal to Pay Rent via Venmo or PayPal?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the first things you need to figure out when moving into a new apartment is how you’re going to pay your rent. These days, most people manage pretty much everything from their cell phone, so why can’t paying rent be the same? Venmo and PayPal are two of the most popular mobile payment…
Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?
Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?

Is It Legal to Rent Out Part of Your Apartment on Airbnb?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After moving into an apartment with more space than you need (or one you’ll be away from for extended periods), one of your first thoughts might be to rent part of it out. Short-term rental agencies like Airbnb have made this route a great option for many people, but local zoning laws or rules set…
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most irritating sounds you could ever hear around your first apartment is the sound of your smoke detector beeping, and for good reason. Smoke alarms are made to be extremely difficult to ignore. If you’ve already checked and you’re sure there’s not a fire, there are a few other things that could…
How to Identify a Gas Leak
How to Identify a Gas Leak

How to Identify a Gas Leak

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Subtle and potentially lethal, gas leaks can be tough to identify without training and proper knowledge. Based on your physical symptoms and environmental signs, you can quickly and effectively find a leak in a gas line, then alert a qualified plumber or gas line technician. If you’re looking for quick tips on how to quickly…
How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment
How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment

How to Choose the Right Size TV for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new apartment can be quite a stressful ordeal, but furnishing your new place can give you a sense of calm and relieve your stress. An especially great way to tune out on your most anxiety-inducing days, of course, is to veg out in front of your TV. The thing is, smaller apartments…
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove
How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

How to Get Used to Your Gas Stove

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you’re looking for your first apartment, you’ll find that many apartment kitchens are equipped with gas stoves rather than electric stoves. Cooking on a gas stove may seem easy, maybe too easy. However, there are some tips you’ll need to know for your safety. Below are some of these tips so you get used…
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool
Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

Three Tips for Using Your Apartment Building’s Pool

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re lucky enough to live at an apartment or condominium complex with a pool, you might have questions about the basic do’s and don’ts of communal pool use. After all, you don’t want to develop a bad rep with the complex’s management team or, worse yet, your neighbors. To stay in safe waters literally…
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,…
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…