Posts Tagged: Apartment Life

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…
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As springtime becomes summer, you might want to use your window air conditioning unit as temperatures rise. However, if your AC unit isn’t properly insulated, it might not keep your apartment as cool as you want. Below, learn how to properly insulate a window AC unit in your apartment.  Why insulate your window AC unit?…
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even if you’re excited to bring home your newly adopted cat, you might wonder if your apartment is fully ready for your new friend. The good news is that you can take several steps to make sure your apartment is prepared and safe for your cat. Below, find out how to best help your new…
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you live in a bicycle-friendly city doesn’t make bike storage easy. If you don’t have enough storage space for your bike or if you’re wondering where in your apartment it might fit best, you’re certainly not alone. City bikers have figured out all kinds of clever bike storage tricks for their small apartments,…
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments
Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

Four Tips for Sleeping Better in Bright Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments with too few windows can feel dark and depressing, but having too many windows can also bring challenges. With many windows in your apartment, there might be so much sunlight that falling and staying asleep may be difficult. This issue isn’t always easy to solve since, the more windows you have, the more you…