Housekeeping

Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment
Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment

Green Living: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve all heard the slogan: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Sometimes, however, it’s easier to throw an old newspaper or empty cans in the trash instead of a recycling bin. But remember, just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t recycle and be less wasteful. Take a look at these six tips and see…
How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money
How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

How to Use Leftover Ingredients to Minimize Food Waste and Save Money

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes we feel inspired to make a dish we see on Pinterest and shop for the necessary ingredients, only to find out that we only need a little bit of an ingredient. I’ve definitely been there, as the person who was stuck with a 14 pack of tortillas when I was making fajitas for only…
How to Avoid Costly Laundry Mistakes
How to Avoid Costly Laundry Mistakes

How to Avoid Costly Laundry Mistakes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you find an apartment that comes with its own washer and dryer, it can feel like you won the jackpot! Not having to frequent a laundromat or a friend’s place to wash clothes is such a time saver when you realize that you can do laundry whenever you want. However, there are some mistakes…
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you don’t have to keep your apartment magazine-ready at all times, it is respectful to clean after yourself and keep your apartment neat, especially when you have roommates. Being a considerate roommate means you won’t have to worry about a messy apartment if a guest stops by unexpectedly or if you have to call…
5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter
5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

5 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Apartment for Winter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The first day of winter is quickly approaching, and you can already get a taste of what’s coming. Besides preparing for colder temperatures with winter clothing, warm blankets, and hot chocolate, it’s also a good idea to prepare your apartment for winter to help keep warm air in and cold air out and save on…
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of the year again when you’ll be looking in your fridge and debating if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich. Before you take a bite, check out these general rules about storing perishables. How Long Can I Keep It? Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours, or one hour if…
6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP
6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP

6 Things You Need to Clean ASAP

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you keep your apartment completely spotless at all times, these six places have probably been unattended (for whatever length of time…yikes!). Take a little time before the holiday entertaining season kicks in, to pay attention to some of these places you have neglected since moving in! 1. Baseboards Over time, your baseboards get nasty!…
Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries
Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries

Sam’s Weekend Brunch 101 – Perfect Eggs and Home Fries

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post, originally published in May 2012, is back by popular demand for great weekend brunch recipes. I love eggs in all their diverse, delicious glory. There is an old story about the origin of the pleated folds in our chef hats, or Toques, that claims the 100 pleats represent the 100 ways to cook an egg.…
9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment
9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment

9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve found that they key to eating healthy is focusing on keeping healthy food within reach! Here are my favorite healthy snacks to keep on-hand to make sure your health goals stay on track. The trick here is to try to get as much fresh food as you can (aka avoid processed snacks like chips,…
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When shopping for small kitchen appliances, we often have to limit ourselves with how many items we can actually have. Whether it is due to our limited budgets or simply a lack of cabinet or counter space, we have to pick a few selected items and rely on them for all of our cooking needs.…