Posts Tagged: apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Between my friends and myself, we’ve lived in quite a few different apartments. Overall, we’re usually pretty happy with our choices, but it seems like every time we move somewhere new, there’s always at least one thing we didn’t think to check before signing the lease. And of course, we never realize that it’s an…
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
At this point, I’m sure you already know what your main must-haves are in your first apartment. Maybe you absolutely need a dishwasher. Maybe street-parking is a deal-breaker for you. Maybe you’re down to pay extra each month for onsite laundry machines. But there are a few little things that I know never occurred to…
Have a Community Center? Use It!
Have a Community Center? Use It!

Have a Community Center? Use It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With large apartment complexes, many landlords will offer a community center in or near the leasing office. These community centers are generally beautiful (think about it… it’d be the first thing a prospective renter sees when they come to visit!) AND are generally very under-utilized. There are tons of perks to having a community center……
Hygge Vs. Lagom
Hygge Vs. Lagom

Hygge Vs. Lagom

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a society we love trends, so you’ve probably heard the buzz words hygge and lagom floating around, but what do these words mean? Lagom was toted as the new hygge this year, however both words have very different meanings. Hygge Hygge, a Danish concept, (pronounced hoo-guh) was first on the Pinterest scene and loosely…
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re living by yourself for the first time, the newly discovered freedom and privacy is great! (Hello, not having to share a bathroom with a roommate!) But even the most introverted person will find themselves feeling lonely after a month or two, particularly if you’re still on a budget and can’t afford to go…
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with your family, you are accustomed to sharing a bathroom with siblings and having those great battles over the TV remote. Hearing a mini lecture everyday is practically part of the routine. Don’t forget to clean your room! Do the dishes! Help take the trash out! Even living with college roommates has…
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most important parts of finding an apartment is seeing it. You need to schedule an apartment viewing and thoroughly check out the space that will potentially be your home for the next year or longer. The viewing is the time to make sure that this is the kind of space you want…
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors
6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

6 Ways to Welcome New Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about apartment living is that you have neighbors nearby. Even if you don’t intend to become best friends with your neighbors, it’s always a smart idea to be a good neighbor and make them feel welcome. When you are friendly and watch out for one another, your neighbors will most…