Housekeeping

5 Steps to an Organized Pantry
5 Steps to an Organized Pantry

5 Steps to an Organized Pantry

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In apartments, space can be a little lacking… especially when it comes to the kitchen! Apartment pantries range from a shelf or two, to a mini-closet, to completely non-existent. With limited space, it’s important to make the most of it to ensure you have enough room for the goods you need. As always, it’s not…
Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things
Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things

Take 6 Minutes to Clean These 4 Things

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s easy to let your apartment get away from you with your day-to-day hustle and bustle! The good news? It is quick and easy to make a big difference in how your apartment looks and feels. Take just SIX minutes to clean these FOUR things and get on with your day with a cleaner space!   1…
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As it gets colder and colder all around the country, protecting your apartment pipes from freezing becomes important. With cold weather comes the potential for pipes bursting, which means a huge headache for both you and your landlord. The winter is also a great reminder to ensure you have Renter’s Insurance, which can help protect…
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout the year, guests will come and go from your apartment. From stopping by to say “Hi!” on their way to the store, to coming over for a movie night, to welcoming out-of-towners to stay with you, having your own apartment makes drop-ins a lot of fun. No matter how long your guests are staying,…
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers
Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

Is This Still Safe to Eat? Basic Rules for Storing Leftovers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s that time of the year again when you’ll be looking in your fridge and debating if you should risk one more turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwich. Before you take a bite, check out these general rules about storing perishables. (There are no leftover rules for pie because we all know that the last piece was your…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I visited my long-distance boyfriend’s apartment for the first time, I discovered that the organized persona he put on in front of me was just that. He and his roommate were unaware of some of the most basic housekeeping necessities. Like washing things. Please, learn from their mistakes! The dish towel There was a…
The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs
The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs

The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a slob, and for that reason, these things have been a godsend to me. They come in tons of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they don’t damage the walls. (And, no, the company isn’t paying me to say this, I just love them this much). Seriously, I use them EVERYWHERE:…
5 Ways You Can Declutter Your Apartment Today
5 Ways You Can Declutter Your Apartment Today

5 Ways You Can Declutter Your Apartment Today

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Every Fall I get the urge to declutter my space. It’s like my own version of Spring cleaning, except it’s “all of my stuff needs to go” Autumn. If you’ve got the declutter bug like I do, here are 5 simple ways that you can declutter your apartment today. 1. Get Rid of the Knick…
Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine
Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine

Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s easy to get into a good nightly routine once you’ve moved into your first apartment, and it will happen no matter what! If you’re intentional with you time, you can get into a routine that is beneficial to your own mental well-being, and your apartment too! Check out these quick cleaning hacks and add…
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I am a slob. I’ll admit it. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something that I’ve come to accept about myself. That being said, I do not enjoy living in a pigsty! Through much trial and error, I’ve discovered a few cleaning tips for slobs that combat my slovenly ways. The Doorway Rule…