Housekeeping

3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet
3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

3 Simple Steps for Organizing A Small Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Monica Ricci, Manilla.com  It’s cold and icy and you are in no mood to brave the elements. It’s a perfect day to tackle the job you have been putting off for a while – organizing your closet. After 15 years in the home organizing business, I know how to handle a situation like this,…
How To Hang A Picture
How To Hang A Picture

How To Hang A Picture

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you receive a nice poster or painting for a holiday gift, and now you are looking at it and wondering how to hang it? It’s actually quite simple if you have some basic tools. Here’s how you do it: 1. Investigate your picture frame: Check that it has something adequate to hang nails on,…
Stay Clean & Green With These Natural Products!
Stay Clean & Green With These Natural Products!

Stay Clean & Green With These Natural Products!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Natural Apartment Cleaning By Chloe Mydlowski Some of us enjoy cleaning, some absolutely dread it, and some have yet to really get their hands dirty. As a once-upon-a-time professional cleaner, I will let you in on a few secrets to make the process greener, easier, and less expensive. Add these tips to my Cleaning Checklist…
7 Organization Tips for Small Spaces
7 Organization Tips for Small Spaces

7 Organization Tips for Small Spaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
7 Organization Tips for Small Spaces By Sarah Kaufman Living in a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice organization and storage. Check out these seven easy ways you can keep you tiny home neat, organized and clutter free. 1. Think vertical for optimum storage. So often we think, how much floor space do…
Complete Apartment Cleaning Checklist
Complete Apartment Cleaning Checklist

Complete Apartment Cleaning Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Complete Apartment Cleaning Checklist by Chloe Mydlowski I view cleaning my apartment as a positive chore because it helps bring the space to an equilibrium of functionality and effectiveness. It is a simple task, and with a little organization, it can be done in a repeating manner that will never take up too much time,…
Organizing for Clutter Addicts
Organizing for Clutter Addicts

Organizing for Clutter Addicts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m a big believer in the aesthetic appeal of a bit of clutter. Countertops and coffee tables look naked without a few books or plants; I’m only productive at my desk if I have little piles of notes and research for the task at hand, even if it’s just writing a grocery list. Sometimes, though,…
Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down
Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down

Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re in the throes of summer, so it can get hot – and for many people, that means a very, very high electric bill, since they’re spending mad money on the ol’ AC. But it doesn’t have to be that way – while your bill will probably go up no matter what you do, here…
Don’t Let Your New Apartment Bite! Check For These 5 Pests Before Signing Your Lease
Don’t Let Your New Apartment Bite! Check For These 5 Pests Before Signing Your Lease

Don’t Let Your New Apartment Bite! Check For These 5 Pests Before Signing Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Some rental properties provide a thorough cleaning, new coats of paint, and even renovations between tenants. However, some don’t do much preparation at all except hand you your key. Even if your apartment looks sparkling clean and inviting, there might be some nasty critters, nestled in that thick carpeting, or inside the walls. When I…
6 Steps to Get Your Apartment in Shape for the New Year
6 Steps to Get Your Apartment in Shape for the New Year

6 Steps to Get Your Apartment in Shape for the New Year

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
‘Tis the time to make resolutions. Here at My First Apartment we feel there has to be a better way to knock off one or two long-neglected chores around the apartment than by using the vague and quickly-forgotten resolutions traditionally associated with New Year’s – after all, the idea of “cleaning more often”, “making the…
7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!
7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!

7 Household Items You Should Get Before You Need Them!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You just moved in a few weeks ago and now you’re settled into your new apartment – you have everything you need. Except … a few months later, you reach for your drawer to pull out some scissors and you realize … oh, wait, you don’t have any. It’s your parents who have a pair…