Housekeeping

Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper
Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I don’t know about you but like any young person, I love to shop. Whether its a Home Goods in a lovely suburb or a small boutique in the city, something always catches my eye. And with that super skill of shopping, I have accumulated a fair amount of clothing for one person. It actually…
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer
5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

5 Ways To Keep Your Apartment Bug-Free This Summer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer is finally here! We can open our windows, enjoy the breeze, catch some sun, and desperately try to relax before it’s all over. It’s a welcome relief, but it’s not all good news. Warm weather also means more insects. We’ve compiled a list of 5 ways to keep your apartment bug free this summer,…
Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?
Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?

Should You Hire a Professional Cleaner?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a first-time renter, you’ve just started your career and you’re on your own for the first time. You often don’t have a lot of money and you’re just learning how to seriously follow a budget. A cleaning service is for the wealthy, for those older than you, totally unnecessary. Right? Mostly, yes. But there…
30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment
30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment

30 Minutes or Less to a Tidy Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A messy and unorganized apartment can happen before you know it – you leave a dirty towel on the bathroom floor, an empty water bottle on the coffee table, a bag full of trash in the kitchen, and that’s how it starts. But don’t fear. That pile of clothes, stack of dishes, and basket full of…
Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists
Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s easy to forget even the simplest of things when you’re balancing priorities of your move. This is a checklist of some bath and kitchen essentials for your first apartment: Bathroom Checklist:  Shower curtain Shower rings Shower liner Towels (hand towels, bath towels) Bath mat Tissues Toilet paper Toothbrush holder Toilet brush Toilet plunger Toiletries…
Spring Cleaning: 5 Basic (and Best!) Cleaning Tools
Spring Cleaning: 5 Basic (and Best!) Cleaning Tools

Spring Cleaning: 5 Basic (and Best!) Cleaning Tools

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s first weekend in March, time for spring cleaning! But before you start, make sure you have the right tools for the job. This five piece tool kit will get you through every apartment cleaning task! Any broom, dustpan, vacuum, mop, and bucket will work for the job – but, they might not work well.…
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…