Housekeeping

Bugs?! No Big Deal
Bugs?! No Big Deal

Bugs?! No Big Deal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last thing you want in your first apartment is a bunch of creepy-crawlers! Not only are they gross, but they can carry disease and be pretty dangerous. But, the truth is that for the most part, bugs are no big deal. Here are a few ways to prevent them from arriving… and what to…
5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment
5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment

5 Natural Cleaning Brands To Go Eco-Friendly In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going green doesn’t just mean having a compost pile in your apartment (though composting is a great idea). There are little changes you can make for your health and for the environment. These 5 natural cleaning brands are a great way to begin your journey into working with natural products that are also eco-friendly. The…
3 Things an Adult Knows: Kitchen Edition
3 Things an Adult Knows: Kitchen Edition

3 Things an Adult Knows: Kitchen Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now, I previously thought that most of these things were common knowledge, but apparently, I was wrong. I’ve encountered several otherwise intelligent and competent adults who were unaware of all of these tips. So, if this post is obvious to you, that’s great, and feel free to skip it. But for everyone else, take a look and…
6 Step Guide to Closet Organization
6 Step Guide to Closet Organization

6 Step Guide to Closet Organization

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The closet. An oasis, your own mini shopping mall, a place where you can reinvent yourself. Oftentimes these exciting purposes of closets get out-shadowed by mess and disorganization. Clothing can also hold a deeply personal bond which makes it even harder to organize and separate from. 1. Bring It All Out It will feel wrong to…
7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food
7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food

7 Ways To Vacation Prep Your Apartment Because No One Likes Spoiled Food

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer is here, and you may be headed out of town for a bit (if you’re lucky). If you are one of these fortunate souls, you’ll need to know how to vacation prep your apartment. Why does your place need to be prepped? You won’t even be there, right? Well, that is right, but no…
3 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Stuff You No Longer Need
3 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Stuff You No Longer Need

3 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Stuff You No Longer Need

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With warmer weather here (or on its way depending on your neck of the woods), it may be time to start thinking about cleaning out your closet. After all, spring cleaning is totally your thing, right? From shoes to clothes, items can build up over time, and these 3 ways to get rid of stuff…
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Cooking for yourself is hard. Especially when you want to eat every single day. One meal a week? Okay, I’m alright with that. Two meals? I suppose I can make that happen… Three? Didn’t I just cook on Tuesday? Here are a few tips and ideas…
The Basics of Cooking for One
The Basics of Cooking for One

The Basics of Cooking for One

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Time to talk cooking!! Cooking meals for yourself can not only stimulate your mind as you learn something new but can also ensure you eat a balanced, healthy diet in your first apartment. And the best of all, it WILL save you tons of money! A major challenge for many apartment-dwellers is how to effectively cook…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going from having all your meals pre-made by parents and dining hall staff to having to cook for yourself definitely isn’t easy, but it’s not quite as hard as it seems at first. Plus, cooking actual meals for yourself rather than ordering take-out of buying frozen dinners has quite a few benefits–it’s often much healthier,…
Slow-Cooker Secrets
Slow-Cooker Secrets

Slow-Cooker Secrets

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you’re settled in your first apartment, you’re sure to look for ways to save a few bucks here and there as bills add up. Food is a HUGE way you can limit expenses. Think about it… going out, even for a quick bite, can cost $10-$15 per person. If you were to cook a…