Housekeeping

Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done
Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

Hate Washing the Dishes? Here’s How to Get It Done

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you love cleaning, you probably don’t like washing the dishes. You might hate doing the dishes so much that you avoid this important apartment task at all costs. However, neglecting the dishes is a mistake that can lead to pests, which nobody wants. The good news is that you can make this often tedious…
Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners
Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

Sustainable Living: Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Store-Bought Cleaners

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. According to the Environmental Working Group, which advocates for non-toxic chemicals in products, some popular household cleaners have harmful ingredients. In fact, many everyday cleaners contain carcinogens and toxins that can potentially lead to skin irritation,…
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment
Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

Four Tips for Handling Fruit Flies in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re like most people, then you don’t find fruit flies particularly pleasant. That’s why, if you see them in your apartment, you might feel the urge to get rid of them before they become a bigger issue. Fruit flies can be especially bothersome since they multiply rapidly, which can mean approximately 500 eggs near…
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?
Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

Do You Need to Remove Snow from Your Balcony?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You probably know that it’s important to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways, but you might be unaware that shoveling snow from your apartment’s balcony can also be helpful. In fact, depending on your lease and what type of balcony you have, you might need to remove snow from it to prevent balcony damage. Below,…
How to Safely Shovel Snow
How to Safely Shovel Snow

How to Safely Shovel Snow

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s your responsibility to shovel snow near your apartment, there are some safety tips you should keep in mind. Although you may want to shovel quickly so you don’t spend a ton of time laboring to create a clear, safe path from your front door to the outside world, it’s essential to work gradually…
Your Ultimate Dishwasher vs. Non-Dishwasher Checklist
Your Ultimate Dishwasher vs. Non-Dishwasher Checklist

Your Ultimate Dishwasher vs. Non-Dishwasher Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes time to clean your dishes, many people think that using a dishwasher is more convenient. Additionally, dishwashers are usually more eco-friendly than handwashing dishes. However, some dishes and cookware are not dishwasher-safe, meaning you should never put them in your dishwasher. Here’s your complete checklist of dishwasher and non-dishwasher-safe items. Dishwasher-safe items…
DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains
DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

DIY Guide on How to Unclog Drains

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unclogging a toilet is easy, but what about sinks and showers? Sometimes you’ll want a landlord or plumber’s help, but you can also do it yourself with a few inexpensive tricks. Here’s a DIY guide on how to unclog your drains. Check the garbage disposal One of the most common causes of a blocked kitchen…
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized
How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

How To Keep Your Kitchen Cabinets Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you find yourself searching for things in your kitchen, it’s time for a kitchen organization upgrade. An organized kitchen will help you cook faster and make it easier for you to eat and drink. But where do you begin your organization quest? Here are some tips on how to keep your kitchen cabinets organized.…
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths
Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

Sustainable Apartment Life: How to Replace Paper Towels with Reusable Cloths

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Apartment Life series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing to their apartments to be more sustainable. If you want to be environmentally friendly and take steps to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, using reusable napkins, dishcloths, and cleaning rags instead of paper towels is a good way to start. You…
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although people are going to beaches and, in some states, bars and clubs now that summer has arrived, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. In fact, cases have now become more prevalent among younger people than older people. If you live with roommates, the spread of COVID-19 among younger people might have you worrying…