Housekeeping

How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs
How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs

How to Win the Battle Against Bedbugs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Erika Taylor About two years ago, my little brother brought home bedbugs most likely from his football gear – it was the worst. If you are currently going through this, don’t be alarmed! Bedbug cases are common as people travel and are in public space more often. These bugs are not known to transmit…
Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches
Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches

Cheap and Healthy Work Lunches

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you have transitioned to a schedule where you no longer can run across the street to a food court, such as when you’re working full time or commuting to campus from an apartment, it becomes important to plan out what you will be eating during the week for lunch. While it’s tempting to grab…
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If there’s anything that all apartment-owners can agree on, it’s that we need more space. Most apartments focus sell based on square-footage, and unless you’re making serious bank, it’s likely that your space is a bit smaller than you’d like. This is something that I struggle with, because I hate the look and feel of…
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized
Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

Infographic: 7 Golden Rules for Keeping Small Spaces Organized

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MyFirstApartment.com loves organizing tips! Here are some more smart ideas for how to keep small spaces organized, courtesy of our friends at FBD. While we have covered many of these tricks before, there are some clever new ones to stretch the space in your first apartment, like arranging a little storage area on the top of the fridge. Courtesy…
Making the Most of Your Storage Space
Making the Most of Your Storage Space

Making the Most of Your Storage Space

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s a good chance that your first apartment will be fairly small. However, some small apartments provide great storage space. My 550-square foot studio apartment has a large outdoor storage closet, an indoor coat closet, a large walk-in closet adjacent to the sleeping area, and a linen shelf (not a closet, but storage space all…
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a long day at work, the only thing I want to do when I walk in the door is hit the sofa for a few minutes. However, after a couple weeks of that, it’s easy to let your surroundings go, and turn into a wasteland.  My solution? Take five minutes a day, whether in…
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…