Posts Tagged: Apartment Life

How to Safely Shovel Snow
How to Safely Shovel Snow

How to Safely Shovel Snow

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s your responsibility to shovel snow near your apartment, there are some safety tips you should keep in mind. Although you may want to shovel quickly so you don’t spend a ton of time laboring to create a clear, safe path from your front door to the outside world, it’s essential to work gradually…
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies
Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

Five Must-Have Winter Apartment Supplies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As winter nears, it’s essential that your apartment is stocked with supplies to combat the harsh weather. But do you know what every apartment needs for the winter? Below are five must-have winter apartment supplies. 1. Salt As you probably know, ice forms when its temperature reaches 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures often dip…
Which Blankets Are the Warmest?
Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

Which Blankets Are the Warmest?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When winter nears, you might struggle with how to stay warm without raising your heating bill in your apartment. Among the low-cost solutions you might consider are blankets – after all, there’s nothing better than cuddling up comfortably in full warmth. But which type of blanket is best for you: weighted blankets, comforters, or electric…
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can You Get Better Rent During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and are facing eviction. Given these rough housing market conditions, you may be able to reduce your rent if you’re planning to renew your apartment’s lease or find apartments renting for cheaper than usual. Here are some…
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic
How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving During The COVID-19 Pandemic

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is usually a time for friends and family to get together for a big feast, but maybe not this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a Thanksgiving gathering in your apartment is a health hazard. But if you still want to have a small group over, can you minimize your risk of getting…
Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?
Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?

Why Are Meal Kits So Popular With Apartment Dwellers?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Over the past few years, meal kits have become increasingly popular with apartment dwellers. According to one study, millennials are the top generation buying these meal delivery and preparation services (and using the Internet for cooking advice). Here’s what meal kits are and why they’re so popular with apartment dwellers. What are meal kits? Meal…
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer
Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

Four Ways To Keep Your First Apartment Warmer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments, even those built with proper insulation, have imperfectly sealed areas through which cold drafts enter your space. Often, cold drafts will require you to use more energy (and thus spend more money) to heat your apartment, so they’re worth fixing – but how? And what are the most energy-efficient ways to stay warm?…
What Is Net Effective Rent?
What Is Net Effective Rent?

What Is Net Effective Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are currently searching for a new apartment, it’s possible to come across listings that offer a month or two of free rent. While it may be exciting to see discounted rent, you should be aware of the potential long-term consequences of short-term cheaper rent. Below, learn all about discounted apartment rent, often called…
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?
How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

How Does The CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Affect You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
During the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been struggling to pay their rent and avoid eviction. About a month ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) passed an eviction moratorium to prevent Americans from getting evicted from their apartments. If you’re having difficulties paying your rent, here’s what you need to…
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents
Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

Five Trending Fall 2020 Apartment Scents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s the start of fall, so now’s the time to set the mood of your apartment with warm fall fragrances. Candles, essential oils, and incense are all great ways to keep your home smelling nice and get yourself into the autumnal spirit for self-care and aromatherapy. Here are five scents that are trending for fall…