I have been living in apartments ever since moving out of my family’s home upon graduating high school. While living in an apartment has its perks, it also has its downsides. I love that if anything is broken, I just have to call the office and they will have the maintenance team take care of it. Sometimes they take a while to show up and fix the issue, but I do not have to pay for any of the fixes myself, which is nice. I also like that the grass is cut and trimmed at all times. It always looks nice, but it is not my responsibility to keep it that way. Those are really the best parts of living in an apartment. One of the biggest downsides to apartment living is having neighbors everywhere because they can be loud and nosy. I have decided that the worst part about living in an apartment, though, is the lack of control. I do not own the place, so I cannot do anything to it. I have noticed that the air in my apartment seems stuffy and dirty somehow. It just does not feel clean like it should. I change the air filter regularly and have requested my system be looked at but because there is nothing actually wrong with my system, the office does not want to send someone out. The poor air quality is certainly my least favorite aspect of apartment living. I have a portable air purifier, but it can only do so much. I can go without the perks of living in an apartment if it means that I can have control over my own living space. I cannot wait to move out of apartments for good and get my own home.