Housekeeping

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going from having all your meals pre-made by parents and dining hall staff to having to cook for yourself definitely isn’t easy, but it’s not quite as hard as it seems at first. Plus, cooking actual meals for yourself rather than ordering take-out of buying frozen dinners has quite a few benefits–it’s often much healthier,…
Slow-Cooker Secrets
Slow-Cooker Secrets

Slow-Cooker Secrets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you’re settled in your first apartment, you’re sure to look for ways to save a few bucks here and there as bills add up. Food is a HUGE way you can limit expenses. Think about it… going out, even for a quick bite, can cost $10-$15 per person. If you were to cook a…
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment
5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

5 Must-Have Items If You Want To Have A Dog-Friendly Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
How do you make an apartment more cozy? Well, a furry friend could just do the trick. Whether you love huge, fluffy dogs like Great Pyrenees or you’re more a toy breed kind of person, dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friend for a reason. However, if you’re going to have a pooch around, you’ll…
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are so many things in your apartment to clean, it’s no surprise that some things get overlooked. But there are a few things that you should never forget, because they make a huge impact on your living space. Here’s a list of four things that are particularly important to remember. Inside the microwave This…
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…