Housekeeping

Laundry In Your Apt: Meet the Laundry Pod
Laundry In Your Apt: Meet the Laundry Pod

Laundry In Your Apt: Meet the Laundry Pod

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes here at MFA, we get some really neat opportunities. Like, being among the first to learn about cool new products to make your apartment living easier. One of the recent items sent our way was the Laundry Pod  – which is essentially a large salad spinner for clothes. It was designed by a mom…
Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety
Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety

Is This Still Ok to Eat? 7 Tips for Leftover Safety

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our all-things-culinary pro, Sam, shares his professional leftover storage tips, just in time to help you decide if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich.                                        LEFTOVER SAFETY TIPS by Sam We have all had that unpleasant experience of finding a long-since spoiled container of leftover food lurking in the back of the refrigerator.…
How to Keep Your Apartment Cool!
How to Keep Your Apartment Cool!

How to Keep Your Apartment Cool!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Oh my goodness – the heat! It’s true that we’re in the midst of a 3-post series about how to furnish your apartment based on various budgets. BUT – we thought it necessarily to take a break this week to discuss some important apartment cooling info. Check back shortly for our final installment on how to…
Give Your Apartment a 2011 Check-Up
Give Your Apartment a 2011 Check-Up

Give Your Apartment a 2011 Check-Up

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s time to give your apartment its annual check-up. Let me share a few apt tips that will be nearly 100% painless and totally worth-it! 1) Change the Batteries – In your smoke detector? Certainly. Also, think about the last time you changed them in your tv/dvd remote. At the very least, buy a pack…
Living with Shared Kitchen
Living with Shared Kitchen

Living with Shared Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Colleen from Washington, DC gives her tips for sharing a kitchen with a bunch of roommates.  Our favorite,  make your roommates take the dirty dishes to their room if they don’t want to wash them. Living with a Shared Kitchen Sharing a kitchen will always be a challenge. Use these four tips to make shared kitchen living…
Add a Tool Kit to Your Apartment Essentials
Add a Tool Kit to Your Apartment Essentials

Add a Tool Kit to Your Apartment Essentials

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our Bloggers Wanted ad got a huge response and brought in a whole bunch of good first apartment ideas. Here’s one from Kasey, who is a junior at UCSD and just got her first apartment. “The one thing I suggest for any new apartment renter is a good tool kit. It doesn’t have to be…
How to Make your Bathroom So Clean it Sings
How to Make your Bathroom So Clean it Sings

How to Make your Bathroom So Clean it Sings

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m having a house guest this week and as I walked around my house, I couldn’t help but notice…yuck. The bathroom was down right gnarly. There was that yucky bathroom dust over toilet, sink, tub and the like. I know that cleaning once a day takes about five minutes and that’ll let you avoids the…
Girl vs Rank, Disgusting Fridge
Girl vs Rank, Disgusting Fridge

Girl vs Rank, Disgusting Fridge

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I moved into my apartment, two roommates moved out and two(including me), moved in. As it was, one gal stayed on. I didn’t think too much about the fridge, as there were more important errands to run and, most importantly, a neighborhood to explore. Months passed. The roommate who moved in when I did…
The Great Clean Up of My Old Room
The Great Clean Up of My Old Room

The Great Clean Up of My Old Room

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sorry for the small delay in posting, ya’ll, but I’ve retreated to my parents home for the week and my work ethic has become a bit like jello. Mmm cable tv and a screened-in porch. . .why do I want to go back to Brooklyn and reclaim my independence? Until yesterday, when the ‘Clean Out…
How to make that funky room smell go AWAY
How to make that funky room smell go AWAY

How to make that funky room smell go AWAY

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So I wonder sometimes, if smells are like that age-old question, “If a tree falls in the woods and no one’s there to hear it, does it still make a sound?” Except I tend to become the woods after I live somewhere for awhile and need a new nose to tell me something stinks. Like,…