Posts Tagged: living alone

Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help
Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help

Feeling Stressed About Living Alone? These 5 Meditation Apps Could Help

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living alone isn’t easy. Whether you’re finishing college, leaving your parents’ home, ending a living situation with a partner or roommate, making the transition to single living can be difficult (even if it’s exciting). While there are all sorts of perks like cleaning at your own pace, making your own decorating decisions, or getting that…
Enjoying a Solo Holiday
Enjoying a Solo Holiday

Enjoying a Solo Holiday

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Holiday season is in full swing! Thanksgiving is almost here, then many other holidays in the weeks following. If you’ve moved away from family into your first apartment, this can pose a problem: Do you go home for the holidays? If you are close to family, it may be an easy “Yes!”, but if…
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you move into your first place, like clockwork, you will likely hear from a friend or a friend of a friend who asks if they can move in with you for a short time. Maybe they’re between jobs or almost have enough money to move into their first place, or are simply looking for…
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last time I heard about a clothing swap party was when I read Teen People magazine in middle school. Turns out, this is a practical and fun way to get friends together. We all live in a world of excess these days. The media manages to convince us that we need another fringe top…
Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work
Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

Beat the Lazy: Staying Productive After Work

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You get home from work and all you want to do is lay in bed. The pressures of day-to-day routines and work duties are taxing on a person. We spend a majority of our hours at the office or focusing on a work project, confined by four walls. We no longer have the flexibility to…
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you dreaming of the smell of freshly baked apple pie wafting through the house, or a plate of chocolate chip cookies cooling on the counter, or a real home cooked meal set on the table?  One of the struggles of living on your own is figuring out where your next meal is coming from.…
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout your whole life, you live with your family. You share a bathroom, have chores, and fight for the remote. Well, at least that was my experience. I have always dreamed of living by myself. Peace and quiet. That was always my thought. That dream came to life this past month and it has been…
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This past March, I finally made the big jump to getting my own place. It was quite the journey and there were a lot of steps involved but I made it! Moving into your first apartment can be quite daunting, just thinking about the budgeting aspect, finding that perfect space, and starting from square one.…
8 Safety Tips for Living Alone
8 Safety Tips for Living Alone

8 Safety Tips for Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After years of living at home with a large, loud family or in college dorms, I was totally unprepared for living alone in my first apartment post-college. Suddenly, I heard every sound. A creak in the floor, the sound of the AC kicking on in the middle of the night, neighbors shutting doors down the hall…you name…
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates not your thing? We totally understand. There are many benefits to living by yourself, including a TON of personal freedom when it comes to your apartment. Since you’ve made the decision to ditch your roommates, or are leaning that way, here are some tips to make the whole transition go easier. Find a place…