Housekeeping

9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment
9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment

9 Easy, Healthy Snacks To Keep In Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve found that they key to eating healthy is focusing on keeping healthy food within reach! Here are my favorite healthy snacks to keep on-hand to make sure your health goals stay on track. The trick here is to try to get as much fresh food as you can (aka avoid processed snacks like chips,…
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love
5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

5 Multi-Purpose Small Kitchen Appliances We Love

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When shopping for small kitchen appliances, we often have to limit ourselves with how many items we can actually have. Whether it is due to our limited budgets or simply a lack of cabinet or counter space, we have to pick a few selected items and rely on them for all of our cooking needs.…
Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition
Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition

Save or Splurge: Food Shopping Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Starting to cook in your first place can be overwhelming, especially before you get very familiar with your grocery store or market. It’s easy to go overboard when food shopping (especially as you figure out how much you actually eat before it goes bad!)…so follow these tips and learn what you should SAVE money on…
Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet
Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet

Tips for Cleaning the Dreaded Closet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I often find myself saying how much I LOVE having extra closet space in my new place. After moving into a bigger apartment, it was something I was most excited about. But, six months in, I’m realizing something awful. I love my closets because I can shove extra JUNK inside, close the door, and forget…
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have an allergy or special dietary needs, living with someone (or worse, multiple people) who eat what you cannot and sharing a kitchen with them, isn’t just a challenge, it is a flat-out risk. I recently made a clean break with gluten for medical reasons. This was only two weeks prior to moving into…
How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment
How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment

How to Find Time to Clean the Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone likes a clean home. Not everyone likes to clean. Not everyone seems to have the time to clean. Whether or not you enjoy the process, keeping your place clean is necessary. Its better for both your physical and mental health I am a clean freak. When the place isn’t clean, my stress levels are…
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Winter has finally made her way out. Like any storm passing through, the season has left a mess, and I’m not just talking about the salt covered roads. There’s that pile of papers that you just didn’t have time to put away or that chair in your room that has a stack of clothes. Your…
Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment
Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

Declutter: 20 Garbage-Worthy Items in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Emily Harper You have probably been spending a lot of time in your apartment lately, trying to escape the snow and ice or flooding rains. Take a look around. Are you happy with what you see? Do you know that clutter has negative effects on a person’s psychological well-being? A study conducted by Princeton…
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes
Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

Cooking 101: Storing and Using Sweet Potatoes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re back with another installment of Your Week in Vegetables, in which we look at being smart about vegetables to increase the amount of veggies we eat while reducing waste. Each installment will focus on one vegetable and will cover what to look for when shopping, how to cut and store it, and a variety…
Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches
Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches

Pest Patrol: Getting Rid of Roaches

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You may recall from my post How to Prepare for Living Solo that I had a roach problem. This was a horrible introduction to living in my first apartment and, to be honest, it’s still a part of life, although much more under control. Here, I’ll tell you how I dealt with roaches with the…