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.
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.
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.
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.