Moving Tips Settling In

First Apartment 101: How to Deal with Landlords

When you are a first-time renter, dealing with landlords can be very intimidating. They hold the keys to your dream apartment and you have to convince them to hand those keys to you and not to one of the 10 other people waiting in line behind you.

Here are some tricks we have learned at My First Apartment to get your landlord relationship off to a great start.


Home Energy Settling In

5 Ways to Insulate Your Apartment Windows for Winter

Did you know that a single pane of glass can lose nearly ten times as much heat as the same area of an insulated wall? And with that cold air goes a lot of your cash. So insulating those windows can really pay off. Choose from the list below based on what will work (and look) best for your apartment.


Home Energy Settling In

Never Suffer From Frosty Feet Again: 8 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

Winter has actually arrived and with it comes bone-chilling temperatures. As the temperature drops, you will have to put your creativity to the test if you want to stay warm and cozy without breaking the bank on your heating bill this year.

We have a few easy ideas to help you keep you and your family warm without cranking up that thermostat and sending your utility bill into overdrive.


Home Security Settling In

10 Ridiculouly Easy Tricks to Secure Your Rental Home

The best security measures for a rental home or apartment are portable, don’t require any permanent or severe changes to the home itself, and are fast and easy to install. Take a look at your new home’s doors, windows, and surroundings and consider investing in one or more of these rental home security options.


Home Energy Settling In

7 Ways to Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Taking steps to make your apartment more energy efficient will help the environment — and save money on your monthly utility bills at the same time. Here are a few easy ways that you can make your apartment more energy efficient without a drastic lifestyle change.