Housekeeping

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…
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are so many things in your apartment to clean, it’s no surprise that some things get overlooked. But there are a few things that you should never forget, because they make a huge impact on your living space. Here’s a list of four things that are particularly important to remember. Inside the microwave This…
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Man, I am a slob when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. I can’t tell you how often I wish I were one of those people who can’t stand to see a mess. My life would be so much tidier… But, as it is, my messy kitchen is more of a minor annoyance to…
Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand
Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether your New Year’s Resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle or you’re simply health-conscious, there are a few healthy snacks to always stock in your apartment in order to help you stay focused and fit. As you know, eating is a huge part of overall health and wellness… as they say, you can’t out-run a…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I wrote before about my horror at discovering how little my boyfriend and his roommate knew about cleaning (and the instructions I gave them regarding how to remedy these issues). When I visited him in his new apartment, I had high hopes that I would see some of my advice being utilized. And yes, he…