Housekeeping

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.…
Kate’s Apartment
Kate’s Apartment

Kate’s Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Managing your first a apartment is a constant learning experience.  I, for example, just learned what mouse poop looks like.  My boyfriend, who grew up in the country, pointed it out.  “Are you sure those aren’t just really stale Rice Krispies?” I asked, crossing my fingers. I’m not bigoted, but I hate varmints.  “Don’t worry,”…
Is This Still Safe to Eat
Is This Still Safe to Eat

Is This Still Safe to Eat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you follow some basic, common-sense rules about handling your edibles you can avoid the nasty effects of food poisoning. These rules are compliments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. How Long Can I Keep It? Refrigerate all perishable food within two hours, or one hour if the temperature is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap…
You, Too, Can Be Handy
You, Too, Can Be Handy

You, Too, Can Be Handy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Toilet Overflows In this always-pleasant scenario, grab a plunger and place the rubber cup tightly around the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl and commence pumping. Lift the plunger to see if the water is running out. Pump a few more times. Pour a bucketful of water and see if it runs down.…
Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol
Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol

Clean Living: Cleaning, laundry and mouse patrol

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Every now and then (preferably on a weekly basis) you need to get into your gym clothes, crank up some Zeppelin on the CD player, and break out the cleaning supplies. If you are semi-incompetent when it comes to cleaning and laundry, this section will give you the basics on how to get the job…