Housekeeping

Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Man, I am a slob when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. I can’t tell you how often I wish I were one of those people who can’t stand to see a mess. My life would be so much tidier… But, as it is, my messy kitchen is more of a minor annoyance to…
Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand
Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle or you’re simply health-conscious, there are a few healthy snacks to always stock in your apartment in order to help you stay focused and fit. As you know, eating is a huge part of overall health and wellness… as they say, you can’t out-run a…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I wrote before about my horror at discovering how little my boyfriend and his roommate knew about cleaning (and the instructions I gave them regarding how to remedy these issues). When I visited him in his new apartment, I had high hopes that I would see some of my advice being utilized. And yes, he…
5 Steps to an Organized Pantry
5 Steps to an Organized Pantry

5 Steps to an Organized Pantry

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In apartments, space can be a little lacking… especially when it comes to the kitchen! Apartment pantries range from a shelf or two, to a mini-closet, to completely non-existent. With limited space, it’s important to make the most of it to ensure you have enough room for the goods you need. As always, it’s not…
Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things
Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things

Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s easy to let your apartment get away from you with your day-to-day hustle and bustle! The good news? It is quick and easy to make a big difference in how your apartment looks and feels. Take just SIX minutes to clean these FOUR things and get on with your day with a cleaner space!   1…
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MFA has written fantastic posts in the past about what to get on your first grocery store trip and how to stock your pantry, but I’ve always found it helpful to have multiple lists to look over, so for your viewing pleasure, I present to you a list of everything I bought on my first grocery trip…
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As it gets colder and colder all around the country, protecting your apartment pipes from freezing becomes important. With cold weather comes the potential for pipes bursting, which means a huge headache for both you and your landlord. The winter is also a great reminder to ensure you have Renter’s Insurance, which can help protect…
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout the year, guests will come and go from your apartment. From stopping by to say “Hi!” on their way to the store, to coming over for a movie night, to welcoming out-of-towners to stay with you, having your own apartment makes drop-ins a lot of fun. No matter how long your guests are staying,…
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. (There are no leftover rules for pie because we all know that the last piece was your…
The First Apartment Tool Kit
The First Apartment Tool Kit

The First Apartment Tool Kit

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I rarely need things from my tool kit, but when I do need them, I need them now. Assembling a good tool kit can be hard, though—How do I know what I need? How can I afford all of these expensive tools? Why do I need a tool kit if I’m not a handy person…