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Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops
Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops

Pros and Cons: Traditional Mops vs. Steam Mops

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Whether it’s time for spring cleaning or you’re just doing your regular apartment cleaning, traditional mops and steam mops are both great choices for making your floors shine like new. That said, with…
Three Types of Apartment Lights and How You Should Use Them
Three Types of Apartment Lights and How You Should Use Them

Three Types of Apartment Lights and How You Should Use Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re figuring out how to brighten your apartment, you might realize there are various kinds of lighting and numerous ways to arrange your lighting placement. If you’re struggling to find the best apartment lighting, it may help to know that lights can fall into three main categories according to their purposes. Below, learn about…
How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling
How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling

How to Hang Plants from the Ceiling

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have many houseplants, hanging some of them from your ceiling can liven up your apartment. Whether you want to add some nature to your apartment’s aesthetic or keep your plants away from your pets, hanging your plants is a good idea, but it’s one that requires a few tools. Below, discover how to…
How to Make Your Couch Comfortable for Guests
How to Make Your Couch Comfortable for Guests

How to Make Your Couch Comfortable for Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One essential piece of furniture you’ll need when you have guests over is a comfortable couch. However, even the most stunning couch could wind up being a little too stiff or a tad too cushiony. Below, discover how to make your couch more comfortable for guests in your apartment.  Declutter your couch Your couch might…
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit
How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

How to Properly Insulate a Window AC Unit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As springtime becomes summer, you might want to use your window air conditioning unit as temperatures rise. However, if your AC unit isn’t properly insulated, it might not keep your apartment as cool as you want. Below, learn how to properly insulate a window AC unit in your apartment.  Why insulate your window AC unit?…
How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge
How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge

How (and How Often) to Deep Clean Your Fridge

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When you see a fridge spill or identify a bad smell in your fridge, finding the culprit isn’t always easy. The good news is that you don’t have to find the source to eliminate it – deep-cleaning your fridge should do the trick. Below, learn how (and how often) you should deep clean your fridge.…
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment
How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

How to Help Your New Cat Adjust to Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even if you’re excited to bring home your newly adopted cat, you might wonder if your apartment is fully ready for your new friend. The good news is that you can take several steps to make sure your apartment is prepared and safe for your cat. Below, find out how to best help your new…
Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment
Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment

Seven Countertop Types You Might See in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re on the hunt for a new apartment, one important kitchen feature you should take into consideration is the material of the countertops. If you find a countertop that aligns with your preferences, cleaning and maintenance can be easier than with a countertop you don’t particularly like.  That said, it can be challenging to…
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment
How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

How to Store Your Bike in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Just because you live in a bicycle-friendly city doesn’t make bike storage easy. If you don’t have enough storage space for your bike or if you’re wondering where in your apartment it might fit best, you’re certainly not alone. City bikers have figured out all kinds of clever bike storage tricks for their small apartments,…
Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?
Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?

Vacuuming vs. Sweeping: Which Situations Call for Which?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s time for daily cleaning or a bigger occasion like spring cleaning, some people prefer vacuuming, but sweeping advocates will insist that vacuums aren’t necessary. Others still might sweep and then vacuum instead of doing one or the other. However, in some situations, one might indeed be better than the other. Below, find out…