Housekeeping

My ten steps to green your apartment
My ten steps to green your apartment

My ten steps to green your apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
10. Set up a recycling area. This can be as simple as a grocery sack next to the trash bin. Seriously. It’s not that complicated. 9. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs. It will save you money in the long run – always a good thing. 8. Live close to work so that you can walk,…
10 Ways To Make Your Apartment Greener
10 Ways To Make Your Apartment Greener

10 Ways To Make Your Apartment Greener

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ed. note. This is a repeat of one of our most popular posts from last summer. ‘Green’ is a concept that not only describes safer, more environmentally-friendly products, but also a state of mind. Let’s face it… times are changing and despite common belief, one person can make a difference. Below are ten ways to…
You’re Sniffy, You’re Sneezy, and it’s Time to Blame your Apartment
You’re Sniffy, You’re Sneezy, and it’s Time to Blame your Apartment

You’re Sniffy, You’re Sneezy, and it’s Time to Blame your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the seasons changing, if you’re feeling aglow with sneezing, scratchy throat, and itchy eyes, you could very well be allergic to pollen. What you might not know, and might not want to know, is that it could also be due to factors within your apartment, especially if you live in a vintage walk-up or…
Organizing Your Desk (and Other Miscellaneous Things)
Organizing Your Desk (and Other Miscellaneous Things)

Organizing Your Desk (and Other Miscellaneous Things)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
An organized desk… nothing beats it. This is the one area of my humble abode that has a tendency to sometimes get out of hand. Like most things, the battle is in the maintenance. Here are some of my favorite tricks to keep a desk organized. Like all tips that I pass along, please feel…
Don’t be a product hoarder!
Don’t be a product hoarder!

Don’t be a product hoarder!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I was at a dinner party over the weekend and mentioned that I just began writing an “organization column/blog.” Before I could start my next sentence, a guest (a female, 20-something, fashion design major) screams out, “I am the biggest product hoarder ever!” After a few confused faces and giant sips of wine, another guest…
No wire hangers! Tips for an organized closet.
No wire hangers! Tips for an organized closet.

No wire hangers! Tips for an organized closet.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Closets… Many of us have forgotten what a real one even looks like. Since the majority of us don’t have the luxury of having a walk-in closet, having an organized one is essential. (By the way, in case you’re wondering what’s behind the left side of my closet, I have no idea. It belongs to…
Let’s get organized!
Let’s get organized!

Let’s get organized!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I’m an organization addict. It started with simple to-do lists and finding pleasure in crossing off each completed task, and has now spread to making sure every single thing in my apartment has a purpose and a place. My objective here is to help you, too, get organized…
Laundry-O-Rama
Laundry-O-Rama

Laundry-O-Rama

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our clothes go through a lot of wear. By jove, just this very day, during lunch, a fellow co-worker and I participated in crab-walk contest and in my haste to the finish line, ended up dragging my sweater across the dirty blacktop; now, it looks like my sweater has a black eye. And, no way…
Flooded Toilets and Ants, Oh My!
Flooded Toilets and Ants, Oh My!

Flooded Toilets and Ants, Oh My!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When my toilet flooded for the second time in a week yesterday morning at 6:00 A.M, I wanted to argue with it. I wanted to chastise it for being so thoughtless during the holidays. Didn’t it know that I was out late the night before altruistically looking for presents for others? I did not deserve…
Adventures in the Shower
Adventures in the Shower

Adventures in the Shower

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s pretty much nothing I like less than cleaning the bathroom. There’s just too much room for nasty. So usually I do it as infrequently as possible. With two boys and I sharing one aging bathroom, though, it’s reached a severe level of gross on my homeland hygiene monitoring system. Red alert. Mental alarms sound.…