Posts Tagged: utilities

Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist
Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

Your Hassle-Free Electricity Budgeting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Modern life simply isn’t possible without electricity, but power for your apartment doesn’t come for free. Monthly electric bills are an inescapable part of apartment living, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cut some simple corners to lower the amount you pay. With the five tips in this hassle-free electricity budgeting checklist, you can easily…
Let’s Talk Utility Bills
Let’s Talk Utility Bills

Let’s Talk Utility Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Alright- we can all agree that saving the earth is good thing, right? Exactly. None of us are out there trying to sabotage the planet. So what if you could save the planet AND save your monthly bills at the same time? I’m here with some utility hacks to help aid in the never ending…
8 Ways to Prep for Summer
8 Ways to Prep for Summer

8 Ways to Prep for Summer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Is YOUR apartment ready for sweet summertime? With hot months just weeks away, now is a great time to prep your place for summer! Check out these 8 easy ideas to get your apartment and your mind ready to beat the heat! For your apartment… Finish spring cleaning I promise you, Spring Cleaning is totally…
Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate
Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate

Fill Out a Quick Winter Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win $50 Gift Certificate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. The randomly selected winner of a $50 Amazon gift certificate is…kaksakas from Los Angeles. Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all the survey participants! At MyFirstApartment.com, we are asked every day how to estimate apartment utilities.  We did a summer utilities survey last July — see the results here  —…
How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?
How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?

How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m in the process of moving to a new apartment, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I am moving from a tiny place to a more spacious townhouse with a yard for our dog and a great location for both work and play. But, how much is all of this going to cost?…
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist
First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve signed the lease and you have a move-in date. You know how much rent you can afford. But what are your expenses once you move in? Let’s break it down. First, there’s the moving. This is a one-time expense, but it can be a big one. You need to decide whether you’re using movers…
Should You Get Cable TV? Maybe Not
Should You Get Cable TV? Maybe Not

Should You Get Cable TV? Maybe Not

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The golden era of cable television is probably over. From, oh, say 1985 to 2005, it filled a definite need: if you wanted to watch a variety of shows and movies, and weren’t interested in going to the video rental store all the time (remember those?), then you had to get cable. Or be stuck…
Our Most Popular Advice for First Time Apartment Hunters
Our Most Popular Advice for First Time Apartment Hunters

Our Most Popular Advice for First Time Apartment Hunters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the spring apartment hunting season kicks into high gear, here are some of our most popular post for first time renters. How much do you need to save before you can afford to rent an apartment? The short answer is about 10% of your annual salary, but check out these two posts here and here for how…
How Much Should You Budget for Utilities?
How Much Should You Budget for Utilities?

How Much Should You Budget for Utilities?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Today, we have a question from our MyFirstApartment mail bag. “How much should you budget for utilities? Thanks! Lacey” The short answer is — anywhere from $75 – $200+ per month. What’s the long answer? In terms of possible utilities, here’s a comprehensible checklist: electric, water, heat, trash pickup, gas(**HEAT), cable, internet, and telephone. Off…