Housekeeping

Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!
Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!

Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting sick is one of the facts of life–but the first time you’re sick in your own apartment can be a huge bummer if you’re not prepared. Last week, I had my wisdom teeth out (I wish I was kidding) and spent the entire weekend as a sickie…which got me thinking about how thankful I…
Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!
Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!

Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I noticed that we have not had a food post in a while so I wanted to share my newest find. I am currently training for a marathon, the New York City one to be exact! Therefore I have been trying to eat healthier and cleaner. But as everyone knows when you are working 40+…
Time Management Crash Course for First Time Renters
Time Management Crash Course for First Time Renters

Time Management Crash Course for First Time Renters

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me just start out by saying, that if you ask my mother how I am at time management, she’ll laugh hysterically (the phrase “habitually tardy” comes to mind). But as a first-time renter, it’s been a great background for the on-going struggle to manage my time well. Between taking care of the apartment, working…
A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up
A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up

A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Apartment living is great… the amenities and social opportunities can make you feel like the whole property is your big, giant home! However, you never know when a security breach or natural calamity may happen, so to rest peacefully, take a few minutes now to make sure your personal space is safe and secure. Verify…
Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!
Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!

Keep Allergy-Free This Winter!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Got allergies?! Whether they are year-round or seasonal, there are a few things you can do around your apartment or house to help reduce your allergy symptoms – especially being extra cooped up in the winter time! Check out these tips and projects to improve your breathing air and allergies! Whole Home These things should…
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the holidays, your apartment is probably a mess. I know ours is. From running around to different family to eating yourself into exhaustion, it’s easy to let your apartment go. But, now is the perfect time to get re-organized and ready for a fabulous New Year in your fabulous apartment! I have a huge…
Learning to Grocery Shop for One
Learning to Grocery Shop for One

Learning to Grocery Shop for One

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve moved into your new apartment and think you are all settled in until you look in the empty fridge and realize it is time to go grocery shopping. At first I thought this will be  easy; it’s not like I haven’t been to a grocery store before. But then I realized I am shopping…
Apartment Housekeeping Plan
Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean your room. What does that mean for us? Time to step up! Luckily for me (and my boyfriend-roommate, Matt), I am a bit of a neat…
Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer
Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer

Store Away Winter, Get Ready for Summer

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s June 1st. Do you know where your favorite shorts are hiding?  It’s suddenly t-shirt weather, but is your closet still full of  bulky sweaters? If you have not yet made the transition from winter to summer in your apartment, here are a few ways to organize your stuff and make way for sunshine and flip-flops. Underbed Storage…
To-do’s While Moving
To-do’s While Moving

To-do’s While Moving

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I moved all of my things from my university into my first apartment, I realized something really quickly. I have a TON of stuff. Too much! Moving always makes me want to be a minimalist, perhaps out of sheer laziness and an aversion to making fifty trips to and from my car. Miraculously, our…